2012-2013 Student Catalog 
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2012-2013 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gaming & Casino Management, AAS

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Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:    Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code:            5010
SUNY Code:             1361
Major Code:             GAME

The Career

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 September and January.

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)

  1. 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.
  2. Gaming: A minimum of 9 credit hours consisting of:
  3. Hospitality: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:
  4. 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   
  5. Business: A minimum of 12 credit hours to include:
    ___  ___   Business  elective
  6. Humanities: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:
  7. Food Service: A minimum of 2 credit hours to include:
  8. Social Science: A minimum of 6 credit hours to be determined by advisor.
  9. Economics: A minimum of 3 credit hours to include:
  10. Communications: A minimum of 3 credit hours to be determined by advisor.
  11. Computer Elective: A minimum of 3 credit hours to be determined by advisor.
  12. Health/Physical Education: A minimum of 2 credit hours.


Typical Program

Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 16

Scholarship Opportunities

All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship  area of this catalog for specific information and criteria, including the following:

J. Ward Reid Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

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