Casino Schools and Colleges in the U.S. with Training Information

U.S. cities that are heavily visited by tourists are likely to host community colleges and universities with degree programs in casino management. Those seeking to enter this professional field can choose between two schooling options: an associate's degree or bachelor's degree in casino management.

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Students who complete a degree program for casino management are eligible for entry-level positions and can then pursue positions of authority after gaining several years of experience and on-the-job training.

Schools with Casino Programs

Here are a few schools from around the country that offer programs in casino management or hospitality management:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees (2015-2016, In-State)*
Miami Dade College Miami, FL 4-year, Public Associate's $2,834
University of Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $6,943 (undergraduate), $5,500 (graduate)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 4-year, Public Certificate, Bachelor's, Doctoral $14,171 (undergraduate), $14,754 (graduate)
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor's, Master's $48,791 (undergraduate), $31,519 (graduate)
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV 4-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $2,805 (in-state)
SUNY Broome Community College Binghamton, NY 2-year, Public Associate's $4,721 (in-state)
Northwest Indian College Bellingham, WA 4-year, Public Award of Completion, Associate's $4,407
Northampton Community College Bethlehem, PA 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $3,990 (in-district), $8,700 (in-state)
Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY 2-year, Public Associate's $4,054 (in-state)

School Selection Criteria

When looking at the various casino management programs students should take in consideration the following criteria:

  • Prior to choosing their casino schools, prospective students must decide how much time they would like to invest in their education, and what type of degree they'd like to earn.
  • A student enrolled in a bachelor's degree programs should take additional courses in areas such as casino marketing, casino financial accounting, casino customer service, casino law and security compliance.
  • Students based in high-tourist areas may gain more prestigious internship and work opportunities and have greater options for employment upon graduation.
  • Core courses common to both associate's and bachelor's degree programs address casino surveillance and security, hospitality law, human resources management, gaming principles and accounting, all of which can enhance one's knowledge in preparation for their career.

Numerous education options are available for individuals wanting to pursue a career in casino management, ranging from certificate programs to doctoral degrees. Students should keep factors such as practical opportunities, coursework and location into consideration while choosing a training program.

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