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For Immediate Release: March 19, 2013

Contact: Mike Bohne, 518-326-6400 or 315-264-6303

SUNY and NYSED Approve SCCC Casino and Gaming Management Degree Program

The State University of New York (SUNY) and New York State Education Department have (NYSED) approved SCCC's Casino and Gaming Management A.A.S. degree program. The two-year associate's degree is on track to be offered to students in Fall 2013.

"The casino gaming industry is scheduled for growth in New York State and we believe that this program will provide real opportunities for future employment," said Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board of Trustees. "Students will walk away prepared to perform all aspects of casino operations."

College officials have met with the New York Gaming Association as well as Saratoga Casino and Raceway officials for input on the program's development. Students enrolled in the program will study the logistics of running a gaming room, the laws that govern gambling operations and will participate in industry specific internships.

"The Casino Gaming Management program is another opportunity for students to integrate their classroom learning with hands-on workplace experiences. It's another example of how SCCC is responding to emerging workforce employment needs," said SCCC President, Dr. Quintin Bullock.

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About SCCC: One of the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the nation's largest comprehensive system of higher education, Schenectady County Community College in upstate New York enrolls more than 7,000 students. SCCC offers 46 career degree, transfer degree and certificate programs. The College opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to provide affordable comprehensive higher education and adult educational opportunities in response to local educational needs.

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