Gaming & Casino Management, A.A.S., Major #1361

This program has been deactivated and students will no longer be admitted to the major.  Currently enrolled students will complete the degree in accordance with the approved teach-out plan.

Gaming and Casino Management is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

Approved by the New York State Education Department, the Gaming and Casino Management degree program provides students with the managerial, technical and operational expertise that is integral to pursuing a career in the casino and entertainment segments of the hospitality industry.

Focusing on the latest technology, the program targets the legal/regulatory issues vital to protecting the integrity of casino gaming operations such as licensing, table game protection, surveillance operations and casino/hotel security. Students will learn about leadership, technology, the need for appropriate security in the casino business, biometrics, the particular functions of the different games, and retail operations in a casino.

The relationship of gaming to the growing tourism and destination industry is also a key component of our program. Using state-of-the-art equipment, students receive hands-on experience and the personal instruction necessary to develop the knowledge, skills, marketing and management techniques essential to securing a position in the gaming industry.

Program Highlights

  • Computer applications are integrated throughout the curriculum to prepare graduates with workplace competencies

  • Live gaming laboratory experiences All students complete an internship

  • Majors participate in visits to casino resorts

  • Faculty are members of the Casino Management Association, the New  York State Hospitality and Tourism Association, the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Education, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National Restaurant Association, and the International Food Service Executives’ Association.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the various games found in the casino environment

  • Identify and interpret the rules of the games found in the casino environment Identify the lack of procedure in the gaming environment

  • Understand and define basic management theories common to all types of hospitality operations.

  • Possess an extensive business portfolio that displays an up to date resume, cover letter, skill set, work philosophy, career goals and shows extensive work samples.

  • Analyze the importance of facility layout

  • Review and discuss regulatory compliance issues found in the gaming industry

  • Compare and contrast the differences found in casino surveillance verses casino security

  • Collaborate with team members to conduct research and team projects

  • Demonstrate the use of the technology used in the casino resort

 Curriculum Requirements - 65 Credits

course

credits

ACCT - Accounting as Advised

3

BSAD 107 - Legal and Regulatory Aspects of the Gaming Industry

3

CAS 102 - Introduction to Gaming

3

CAS 103 - Casino Security

3

CAS 230 - Technology & Controls in Gaming

3

CAS 240 - Hospitality Sales & Marketing

3

CAS 280 - Leadership Development Strategies for Hospitality Industry

3

FSAD 100 - Global and Ethnic Foods

3

FSAD 153 - Fundamentals Hospitality Mgt

3

FSAD 201 - Summer Co-op

2

OFFT 100 & OFFT 109 & OFFT 110

3

OR

CITA 10 - Principles of Computer Aps 

3

FSAD 257 - Senior Seminar

1

TOUR 106 - Introduction to the Travel Tourism  &  Hospitality Industry

3

TOUR 153 -   Hotel Operations

3

TOUR 250 - Tourism Planning & Development

3

TOUR 252 - Meeting and Convention Services

3

ECON 100 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

COMP as Advised

3

Math/Science as Advised

3

Additional SUNY General Education Credits as Advised

11

Suggested Course Sequencing

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 credits

CAS 102 - Intro to Gaming

3

COMP - As advised

3

FSAD 100 - Global and Ethnic Foods

3

OFFT 100/ OFFT 110 - Intro to Word Processing Software/ Intro to Spreadsheet Software

1

TOUR 106 - Intro to Hospitality Industry

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 18 Credits

BSAD 107 - Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Gaming

3

CAS 103 - Casino Security

3

FSAD 153 - Fundamentals of Hospitality Mgmt

3

TOUR 153 - Hotel Operations

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

Year 2/Fall - 17 Credits

ACCT 100/ ACCT 101 - Accounting Info & Mgmt Decisions/ Principles of Accounting I

3

CAS 230 - Tech & Casino Controls in Gaming

3

CAS 240 - Hospitality Sales & Marketing

3

ECON 100 - Principles of Macroeconomics

3

FSAD 201 - Summer Cooperative Employment

2

TOUR 250 - Tourism Planning & Development

3

Year 2/Spring - 14 Credits

CAS 280 - Leadership Strategies for Hospitality Industry

3

TOUR 252 - Meeting/Convention Services

3

FSAD 257 - Career Seminar

1

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

4