Hospitality Management/Casino

Degree offered

Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management - Casino Management Concentration

Credits required 61-64

Dean

William Berardi, william.berardi@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

John Caressimo, Director of CATCH (Culinary Arts, Tourism, Casino, and Hospitality) Program, john.caressimo@bristolcc.edu

Program Code:  HMC

Program Goals Statement

The Hospitality Management degree helps prepare students for careers in their area of specialization.  Hospitality is the world's largest employment field.  Upon completion of the degree, the student will be able to seek employment in hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, or other lodging operations, senior living facilities, restaurants, night clubs, managed services facilities, private clubs, cruise ships, casinos, airline, railroad, theme parks, destination attractions, meeting, convention and exposition facilities, Convention and Visitors Bureau or special event planning companies.


Program Information

  • Prior to being considered for admission, applicants must attend an Applicant Orientation Session (See BCC Web Page, Admission, More Information).
  • Prior to being considered for admission, students must complete the College Placement Exams (or be exempt).
  • Students requiring developmental courses in math, reading or English, must complete those courses prior to entering the concentration of their choice.
  • This program offers students the opportunity to develop strong communications, organizational, and critical thinking skills, as well as practical preparation for entry into the growing hospitality career field.
  • Job opportunities include tour escort, convention and visitors bureau coordinator, hotel sales and marketing, lodging concierge, casino dealer, tour destination guide, hotel desk clerk, cruise ship employee and dining room supervisor.
  • Students may earn credit in field placements at such sites as Disney World, Colette Tours, Massachusetts Information Centers, Newport Historical Society, Six Flags Theme Park, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
  • All courses are taught by experienced hospitality, tourism, casino or food service industry professionals.

After BCC

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in a broad range of tourism and hospitality positions including:

  • Tour escorts
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau Coordinator 
  • Hotel Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Lodging Concierge
  • Casino Dealer or Floor Supervisor
  • Tourism Destination Guide
  • Hotel Front Desk Clerk or Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Cruise Ship Employee
  • Dining Room Supervisor

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Elective Courses

History Elective

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-7

Core Courses

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

BUS 155Business Ethics

3 credits

CUL 160Introduction to Hospitality Food Services

3 credits

HOS 121Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

3 credits

HOS 137Event Management and Marketing

3 credits

HOS 140Introduction to Casino Operations

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

HOS 141Casino Loss Prevention

3 credits

HOS 142Gaming and Social Policy

3 credits

HOS 150Introduction to Casino Games

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:36

Choose two of the following

HOS 251Casino Dealing: Poker

3 credits

HOS 252Casino Dealing: Black Jack

3 credits

HOS 253Casino Dealing: Roulette

3 credits

HOS 254Casino Dealing: Craps

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

CUL 160Introduction to Hospitality Food Services

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

HOS 121Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

3 credits

HOS 140Introduction to Casino Operations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

HOS 137Event Management and Marketing

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13-16

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

HOS 141Casino Loss Prevention

3 credits

HOS 150Introduction to Casino Games

2 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-18

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4


BUS 155Business Ethics

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

HOS 142Gaming and Social Policy

3 credits

And choose two of the following

HOS 251Casino Dealing: Poker

3 credits

HOS 252Casino Dealing: Black Jack

3 credits

HOS 253Casino Dealing: Roulette

3 credits

HOS 254Casino Dealing: Craps

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:23
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