Meeting and Event Planning Option
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Nutrition Science w/Lab BIO115 satisfies Area 5 requirement 4 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement; and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Humanities From Area 6 3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
Principles of Management and Service in Hospitality HRT121 3
Basics of Meeting Management HRT119 3
PC Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Hospitality Marketing Mgt. HRT109 3 HRT121
Hospitality Seminar HRT105 satisfies LCS requirement 3
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Hospitality Internship HRT210 Summer 3 HRT121
Principles of Hospitality Finance and Accounting HRT125 3 ACC101
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Event Planning HRT223 Spring 3 HRT119
Hospitality Law HRT117 3
Managing Groups HRT112 Fall 3 HRT119
Culinary Theory in Hospitality HRT133 3 HRT121
Corporate Travel Management HRT229 Spring 3
Career Elective see note* 3
Total Credits 65

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*Note: Select the career elective from HRT112, 131; CUL111.

This program prepares students in three options: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Management of Assisted Living and Institutional Facilities and Meeting and Event Planning. The program prepares students in a variety of industry-oriented learning settings and a variety of teaching and learning environments that reflect the unique circumstances of the hospitality industry. Well-trained graduates are in great demand, with opportunities to advance, based upon their technical and critical thinking skills.

Option Overview

The mission of the Hospitality Management programs is to be a leader in programs providing education for entry level careers in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Meeting and Event Planning Management and Assisted Living. In addition, preparation for transfer to four year, higher education programs and opportunities for professional development will be provided. Students will develop technological, communicative, critical thinking, quantitative, and interpersonal skills.

This option prepares students in skills training and decision making in such crucial areas as guest services, event planning, and meeting management. A variety of teaching methods lead students to a better understanding of the importance of the meeting and event planning industry as an economic growth vehicle and as a method of working with a culturally diverse workforce.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option qualify for entry level managerial positions as well as for management training programs in hotels, restaurants, corporate offices, and conference centers. Students also qualify to transfer to four year college or university program.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Perform administrative skills in basic business bookkeeping procedure, business cost controls, and planning and coordinating hotel and restaurant operations.
  • Demonstrate conceptual skills necessary to understanding the needs of the hotel, conference center, corporate office, and restaurant industry. 
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform the various functions related to the needs of the meeting and event planning industry. 
  • Demonstrate skills acquired through course work relative to planning and executing all types of meetings and events in both the public and private sector.