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The Meeting and Event Planning degree is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions (MEEC) industry. This degree requires a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Hospitality Management, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: HOSP.AAS.EVENT

Program Requirements
HOSP 1100Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP 1102Introduction to World Destinations3
HOSP 1121Supervision in the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP 1122Food & Beverage for the Meeting Planner2
HOSP 2130Hospitality Industry Accounting3
HOSP 2131Contracts and Risk Management for the Planner3
HOSP 2203Professional Catering & Banquet Management3
HOSP 2253Meeting and Event Management I3
HOSP 2254Meeting & Event Management II3
HOSP 2255Special Event Management3
HOSP 2280Hospitality Marketing Management3
HOSP 2290Advanced Meeting & Event Management - Capstone3
CULIN 1120Sanitation1
Program Electives
Students must complete 10 program credits in non-required Hospitality or Culinary Arts classes. 1, 210
General Education
Students are required to take 18-22 general education as dictated by the AAS degree. 218-22
Total Credits64-68

The student can choose to include an external internship in the 10 credits.


In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Gen EdMathematics 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
Second Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3-4
HOSP 2131 Contracts and Risk Management for the Planner 3
HOSP 1122 Food & Beverage for the Meeting Planner 2
HOSP 2254 Meeting & Event Management II 3
Summer Semester
ElectiveProgram Elective 1 2-3
ElectiveProgram Elective 1 6
Third Semester
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
CULIN 1120 Sanitation 1
HOSP 2280 Hospitality Marketing Management 3
HOSP 2203 Professional Catering & Banquet Management 3
HOSP 2255 Special Event Management 3
Fourth Semester
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 1 2-3
HOSP 1121 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3
HOSP 2130 Hospitality Industry Accounting 3
HOSP 2290 Advanced Meeting & Event Management - Capstone 3
 Total Credits64-69

Select 10 credits from any non-required class in Hospitality and Tourism or Culinary Arts. The student can choose to include an external internship.

Program Milestones

First Semester

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Second Semester