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Casino Management

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 64

The Casino Management degree program is designed to prepare the student to move into a managerial position in the casino industry. The program includes instruction in accounting, game supervision, slot management, marketing, customer service, gaming laws and regulations, human resource management, casino cage operation, and table games management.

To complete this degree:

You must have a minimum of 500 hours employment as a dealer in the casino industry. Employment could have taken place either prior to or after the start of the program. Students must verify completion of employment hours, and must be licensed to deal at least three of the following table games:

  • Blackjack
  • Poker
  • Baccarat
  • Craps
  • Roulette

 

Three credits will be awarded for each casino game for a total of nine credits awarded toward the AAS degree as Table Game License courses.

Graduates will be trained for entry level positions or advancement within the industry such as bit manager, casino floor manager, table game supervisor, and shift supervisor.

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Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
 
Supervision of Casino Games* (3 credits)
 
 
Introduction to Gaming Management* (3 credits)
 
 
Table Game License Elective (3 credits)
 
 
* offered online through the College of Southern Nevada
 

Second Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
MATH 135
Statistics
4.00
This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science, and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Based on in-house diagnostic testing and high-school records. For information, contact the Office of Counseling. 3-0-3
 
Casino Customer Service* (3 credits)
 
 
Casino Cage Operations* (3 credits)
 
 
Table Game License Elective (3 credits)
 
 
* Offered online through the College of Southern Nevada
 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 18 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
ACCT 110
Financial Accounting
3.00
The accounting cycle in various types of enterprises is examined. Included is the practical application of the principles learned. 3-0-3
BUSC 105
Professional Relations
3.00
Provides an overview of general principles of human behavior for understanding the job behavior of the individual employee. The individual’s goal of personal satisfaction and productivity on the job are profiled in the following professional development themes: self-understanding; methods of motivation; the contribution of goal setting on both work and personal life; decision-making skills; job stress and burnout; managing job conflict; developing effective working relationships; adjusting to organizational life; dealing with counterproductive people; working within a group; leadership and influence; and improving personal productivity. 3-0-3
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders.
 
OR
 
SOCI 101
Principles of Sociology
3.00
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism; the process of socialization; social institutions such as the family, marriage, and religion; and an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3
CASO 140
PA Gaming Laws & Regulations
3.00
This course provides an overview of federal and state laws governing legalized gaming. Discussion will focus on how Pennsylvania law and regulations ensure the integrity of the casino gaming industry. 3-0-3
 
Slots Management I* (3 credits)
 
 
Table Game License Elective (3 credits)
 
 
* Offered online through the College of Southern Nevada
 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CASO 135
Human Resources in Hospitality Ind
3.00
This course focuses on the theories and strategies of human resources management in the hospitality industry. Topics covered include supervisor's role and responsibilities, state requirements for personnel, legal requirements, job analysis, team building, conflict resolution, delegation, staffing, problem-solving, performance appraisal, cultural diversity, interpersonal communcation and training. 3-0-3
 
Introduction to Casino Marketing* (3 credits)
 
 
Casino Surveillance* (3 credits)
 
 
GAM Elective** (3 credits)
 
 
GAM Elective** (3 credits)
 
 
* Offered online through the College of Southern Nevada
 
 
** GAM electives include: Slots Management II, Table Games Management, and Casino Business Strategy