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Meeting and Event Planning Certificate

Expected Certificate/Degree


Program Description

The Meeting and Event Planning certificate prepares a student for entry into the Meeting and Event Planning industries.

Program Requirements

This certificate requires a minimum of 29 credits in the courses listed below. Please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details. 

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Code Course Name Credits
HOSP 1100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
HOSP 1102 Introduction to World Destinations 3
HOSP 1122 Food and Beverage for the Meeting Planner 2
HOSP 2131 Contracts and Risk Management for the Planner 3
HOSP 2203 Professional Catering and Banquet Management 3
HOSP 2253 Meeting and Event Management I 3
HOSP 2254 Meeting and Event Management II 3
HOSP 2255 Special Event Management 3
HOSP 2280 Hospitality Marketing Management 3
HOSP 2290 Advanced Meeting and Event Management-Capstone 3

Total Credits: 29


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