Oct 15, 2019
Degree/Certificate: Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code: 5010
SUNY Code: 1361
Major Code: GAME
The Gaming and Casino Management program provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and an experiential base that will equip them to enter one of the area’s fastest growing industries. The gaming industry has grown tremendously nationwide since the passing of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1998. This has created increasing demand for well-rounded industry professionals who understand the gaming environment as well as how it relates to the support functions of the operation which include marketing and sales, accounting, security and human resource management. Those interested in positions in casino operations must have strong management skills to succeed in this labor-intensive, service-driven business where regulatory requirements are strict and human interaction is continuous. The educational offerings in this curriculum survey the gaming industry and are also sufficiently applied to support supervisory and entry-level management employment in many operational areas of the casino and gaming industry.
The NCCC Approach
The Gaming and Casino Management degree is a two-year academic program that includes six courses specific to operations in this field. The coursework will provide students with an overview of the industry as well as specific skills designed to meet the needs of employers. Each student will be required to find employment in the industry and complete 400 hours of work experience prior to graduation. Students in this curriculum will also take coursework that focuses on general business topics such as accounting, marketing and human resource management. This will provide them with a full complement of the skills needed in the business of casino management.
This program is designed to meet the needs of the student in taking the first steps toward a career in the gaming industry as well as those currently employed in the field who are seeking academic credentials to further enhance their career opportunities. The class sizes are small and personal attention to each student’s academic needs are addressed.
Students admitted in fall, spring and summer.
Program Goals and Objectives
- To provide students with a knowledge of casino management, operations, regulatory requirements and principles of the gaming industry
- To prepare students with the experience that will make them a valuable employment asset to the gaming profession
- To assist students in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to investigate and select appropriate career choices
- To provide qualified gaming professionals for one of the area’s fastest growing industries
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will:
- Apply the basic principles of casino management
- Describe the contributions of the various departments in the casino toward the creation of a successful gaming business
- Apply the internal and external service skills related to the casino industry
- Apply customer service skills related to guest service, employee support and motivation
- Apply management, operations and regulatory compliance issues surrounding the industry
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills for business applications
Program Requirements (GAME)
- A total of at least 61-credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree.
- Because the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is not a branch campus students enrolled at NFCI must take at least one course on the Sanborn campus or opt for an online offering of at least one course required in the program.
- Gaming: A minimum of 9-credit hours consisting of:
- Hospitality: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
- Mathematics/Accounting: A minimum of 9-credit hours to include:
MAT ___ - Choose a MAT course from the Liberal Arts elective category from the List of Approved Electives
- Business: A minimum of 12-credit hours to include:
___ ___ Business elective
- Humanities: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
- Food Service: A minimum of 2-credit hours to include:
- Social Science: A minimum of 6-credit hours to be determined by advisor.
- Economics: A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
- Communications: A minimum of 3-credit hours to be determined by advisor.
- Computer Elective: A minimum of 3-credit hours to be determined by advisor.
- Health/Physical Education: A minimum of 2-credit hours.
Because the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is not a branch campus students enrolled at NFCI must take at least one course on the Sanborn campus or opt for an online offering of at least one course required in the program.
There are several scholarships available to NCCC students. Scholarship deadline dates vary each semester. For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships . The NCCC Scholarship Office is located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone (716) 614-6205.