The emphasis of the 3-week Bartending course is on mastering the art of mixing drinks quickly and properly. Upon graduation, the student will have the confidence and ability to step behind any bar, without any hesitation, and mix drinks proficiently. The key to mastering this art is practice, therefore students can expect to spend much of their class time behind the bar mixing cocktails.
Crescent is unique in offering a 12-week Beverage Management course that's designed to help you move into a Head Bartender or Beverage Manager position. This class is the only one of its kind in the nation, along with its impressive hands-on bartending/mixology training, you will also learn a wide range of management skills along with intensive product knowledge training. This class is eligible for financial aid.
Crescent's Casino Dealer Training programs provide up-to-the-minute, relevant instruction on all the latest gaming trends and techniques. What you learn is based on the primary skills employers want to see in the dealers they hire AND what players like to see in the dealers they interact with and tip on the casino floor.
With our “hands on” teaching methods, Crescent School graduates learn a complete understanding of the gaming business. In addition, they will be thoroughly conversant with the rules, techniques, systems, procedures, equipment, and theory in their choice of one (or all) of the following casino games: Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, and Craps. The student’s skills and abilities will be developed to a point that qualifies them for employment, at an entry level position (or higher) in the exciting casino industry.
► 350-hour Two-Game Dealing Program (Choose to be trained in two of the following games): Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, or Craps.
► 750-hour Comprehensive Dealing Program: With this option, you'll be trained in all of the most popular games available at casinos and on cruise ships worldwide, including, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, and Craps.
Crescent is one of the only bartending and casino gaming schools in the U,S. to be approved to accept U.S. Financial Aid.
Applying for financial aid is a simple process. It will all be worth it to start a new career as a bartender or casino dealer. Just contact the Admissions Representative at the Crescent campus you want to attend (see below), and we can walk you through the process and answer all your questions about how to pay for your tuition.
The types of financial aid available include:
At our New Orleans locatoin, Crescent has a Placement Director that works one-on-one with each gaming and mixology student to help them find a job before they graduate. Our placement staff will assist you in arranging auditions and job interviews, Many times, they call ahead to personally speak with the hiring manager about your extensive training and to highlight your many talents.
At Crescent, one of our top priorities is to help each student succeed; we take assisting you in finding a good bartending or casino job to heart. And, because we're the only nationally-accredited school of its kind in the country, governed by ACCET, we have to maintain an exemplary placement record to remain accredited. Getting certified from Crescent means you'll be considered "the cream of the crop" from the first day you apply to bars, hotels, restaurants, resorts, and casinos in your chosen geographic area. We also work with cruise ships and with international casinos across the globe.
Our New Orleans campus is centrally located in the metropolitan New Orleans in the heart of the city's gaming and hospitality district. The school is easily accessible by all public modes of transportation. Limited parking is available behind the school and off-street parking is also available. The school is approximately 4,200 square feet. To better facilitate our programs, the labs simulate the actual workplace and are complete, featuring a full-size bar with eight work stations, and a gaming lab featuring 15 regulation size tables and related equipment. Join in the experience of living and working in New Orleans today.
New Orleans goes by many nicknames, such as NOLA and the Crescent City. It's called the Crescent City because the original town the Vieux Carré, known today as the French Quarter, is built at a sharp bend in the Mississippi River. Crescent School of Gaming and Bartending takes its name from the shape of the French Quarter. The French Quarter is a popular tourist destination. Every year, the city celebrates Mardi Gras, the "Greatest Free Show on Earth!" and the bars, restaurants, and watering holes are filled with thousands of revelers.
Mardi Gras, is a season, not just one day. It starts on on Jan. 6 ("the Twelfth Night"), and ends with the biggest paty of the year, Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Beginning in the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans. In 1856, the Mistick Krewe of Comus was formed, starting the traditions of the dazzling floats (known as tableaux cars) and the masked balls which still occur today.
New Orleans boasts more bars per 10,000 households than any other city in the United States, including the famous Carousel Bar, Tujague's, the Napoleon House, and Pat O'Brien's to name a few. It's a great place for new bartenders, as well as the more experienced mixologist. And for those who want to deal table games, the casinos of Mississippi are less than 100 miles away. No wonder it's called the Big Easy because of its easy-going, unhurried way of life.
Address: 209 North Broad Street, New Orleans LA 70119