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Certificate in Basics of Casino Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael Charles Pickett

Covering one of the fastest growing industries, the Basics in Casino Management Certificate will provide learners a fundamental understanding of the knowledge and skills required for successful transition into supervisory positions within their organizations, while presenting the content in a delivery format that is modeled by a constructivist methodology thereby providing a catalyst into the higher education arena for underrepresented learners.

The Basics in Casino Management courses focus upon common supervisory competencies found in fast-paced hospitality and casino organizations. A Basics in Casino Management certificate provides:

1. A broad-based core of supervisory competencies coupled with essential technology-oriented business functions,

2. An introductory understanding of the processes that enable specific business functions in the hospitality and casino industry, and

3. A grounding in applied academic fundamentals to include critical thinking, writing, and communication skills required in today s hospitality and casino industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify fundamental business activities, theoretical and practical, related to hospitality and casino management.
  2. Recognize ethical issues as they apply to cross-functional supervisory activities in the hospitality and casino industry.
  3. Identify current and emerging trends in the hospitality and casino industry as applied to Native American gaming institutions.
  4. Recognize the importance of diversity and multiculturalism in the hospitality and casino industry.
  5. Demonstrate undergraduate-level written communication skills.
  6. Demonstrate undergraduate-level oral communication and presentation skills.
  7. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills in interpreting the advantages and disadvantages of the gaining industry on tribal and community relations.


Certificate Requirements (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):

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Online Education

This program is available online.

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