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Associate in Applied Science Meeting and Event Planning

Expected Certificate/Degree

Associate in Applied Science

Program Description

The Meeting and Event Planning degree is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions (MEEC) industry.

Program Requirements

Please note: A student’s readiness to perform college-level coursework is based on the student's placement test and/or ACT scores. Below 1000-level coursework may be required prior to the student taking courses in the suggested sequences. 

Please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details.  

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Code Course Name Credits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
GEN ED Mathematics 3-5
HOSP 1100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
HOSP 1102 Introduction to World Destinations 3
HOSP 2253 Meeting and Event Management I 3

Total Credits: 15-17

If you have any questions about the certificate requirements, please contact a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details.

 
Code Course Name Credits
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
GEN ED Physical and Life Sciences 3-5
HOSP 1122 Food and Beverage for the Meeting Planner 2
HOSP 2131 Contracts and Risk Management for the Planner  3
HOSP 2254* Meeting and Event Management II 3

* - course has a prerequisite

Total Credits: 15-17

 
Code Course Name Credits
HOSP 2280 Hospitality Marketing Management 3
  Program Elective 2-3

Total Credits: 5-6

 
Code Course Name Credits
GEN ED Social and Behavioral Science 3
HOSP 2203 Professional Catering and Banquet Management 3
HOSP 2255 Special Event Management 3
CULIN 1120 Sanitation 1
ELECTIVE Program Elective 6

Total Credits: 16

 
Code Course Name Credits
GEN ED Humanities and Fine Arts 3
HOSP 1121 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3
HOSP 2130 Hospitality Industry Accounting 3
HOSP 2290* Advanced Meeting and Event Management Capstone 3
ELECTIVE Program Elective 2-3

* - course has a prerequisite

Total Credits: 14-15

For the Meeting and Event Management degree, some General Education courses are already listed in the program sequence above. The following summarizes the minimum credits required in each of the specified General Education areas:

  • Communication: 6 credits 
    • Written: (3 credits) English 1101 or 1105 
      (English 1101 in the course sequence above fulfills this requirement)
    • Oral: (3 credits) Speech 1100, 1120 or 1150
      (Speech 1100 in the course sequence above fulfills this requirement)
  • Mathematics: 3 to 5 credits
  • Physical and Life Sciences: 3 to 5 credits At least one course with a laboratory component
    (Biology 1110, Biology 1151 or Chemistry 1211 in program requirements fulfills this requirement)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
    (Economics 2201 or Economics 2202 1211 in program requirements fulfills this requirement)
  • Global/Multicultural Studies or Contemporary Life Skills: 2 credits 
    • Complete at least 2 credits from the list of courses in the Global/Multicultural Studies or Contemporary Life Skills Category.
 

  • Engage in critical analysis and creative thinking.
  • Apply the basic principles of analytical thinking and problem solving when examining hospitality management issues.
  • Analyze trends and organizational data and develop business strategies for the hospitality industry.
  • Collect and evaluate information to make sound decisions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate concepts and theories across functional business domains (e.g. Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, etc.).
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function effectively in a diverse and global organizational environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the application of selected technology.
  • Synthesize core concepts in the areas of hospitality accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and quantitative methods.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional standards for ethical decision-making and social behavior.
  • Evaluate personal and professional goals and development based on perceived strengths and potential for life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, listen, and clearly express themselves using written, oral, visual, and quantitative methods to communicate effectively with superiors, coworkers, customers, and members of the community.
  • Demonstrate leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills needed for managing diverse and global hospitality operations.

 

Contact Information

Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator, (630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist, (630) 942-2502

Jim Mulyk, Chair, Hospitality, (630) 942-6429

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048