November 7, 2023 3 min read


Stockton University in Atlantic City Unveils Casino-Based Certificate

The new casino-focused program comes after recently, the university joined forces with Camden County College, paving the way for an esports degree pathway in New Jersey

The public university located in Halloway, New Jersey, Stockton University, confirmed it expanded its offering for students with the addition of a new certificate program. On Monday, the university revealed that its Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) inked a collaboration with leading casino industry experts for the launch of the new program.

Labeled as the Integrated Casino Resort Operations Certificate, the new program was developed in collaboration with top casino industry experts and seeks to train students to become experts in the field. The program features eight series and provides insights and knowledge for strategic casino resort operations. Such include meetings and conventions, food and beverage, as well as surveillance and gaming, among others.

The new program is scheduled to start on January 16, 2024. It is expected to run through March 4, 2024, organized on eight consecutive Tuesdays. Each in-person workshop will start at 9 am and run through noon at the Stockton Atlantic City campus.

According to LIGHT, the certificate program was developed with feedback from representatives of Atlantic City’s nine casino hotels. The program will be taught by a team of a dozen experts who are expected to deliver invaluable knowledge and insights to the students.

Jane Bokunewicz, LIGHT’s faculty director, revealed that the new program seeks to foster skills that are specific to the casino industry. At the same time, she said that the new casino-based certificate plans to promote local talent. “The certificate will provide a firm foundation in business literacy for managers and a broader understanding of the many facets of integrated casino resort operations and how they work together,” added Bokunewicz.

The University Aligns Esports Degree with Camden County College

This fall, Stockton University became the first public institution in the state to offer a degree specializing in esports with its Bachelor of Science in Esports Management. On the other hand, Camden County College also introduced the first of its kind Associate degree for the region in Applied Science in Esports Production.

Last week, the duo announced they joined forces, paving the way for the first esports degree pathway program in the state. At the time, the two schools confirmed that they aligned their programs to ensure that students can seamlessly participate in the bachelor’s and associate degrees.

Lovell Pugh-Bassett, Camden County College’s president, commented: “This partnership highlights both Camden County College’s and Stockton’s initiative to be at the forefront of new technology and to prepare students for new and emerging career opportunities — some of which didn’t even exist just a short time ago.” Finally, she said that the college is delighted to help develop those unique programs that will engage with local talent and educate students about new and emerging market opportunities.


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