Meeting and Event Management, Associate in Science Degree
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_HTTM
Control Number: 38242
The Meeting and Event Management program focuses on the planner’s practical “need to know” tools and skills. Learn from well-known experienced industry professionals who are eager to share the practical “need to know” tools and skills essential to every successful meeting and event planner. Attain a solid understanding of the myriad details and behind-the-scenes considerations needed to assure your meeting or event is the success you and your clients hoped for.
Convenient online and weekend classes are designed to provide a dynamic learning experience with extensive interaction between students and instructors-through case studies, real-life examples, group work and hands-on activities. Special features include “behind the scenes” visits to hotel meeting facilities and development of a hands-on project.
Complete the Meeting and Event Management Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.
- The outcome for the certificate of achievement is to prepare students for employment within the hospitality, travel, and tourism industries as a meeting, convention, or event planner.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
|HTT A105||Passport to Success||3|
|HTT A265||Principles of Event and Meeting Management||1.5|
|HTT A266||Organize and Manage Events and Meetings||1.5|
|HTT A273||Sport Event Management||1|
|HTT A278||Catering Design and Management||1.5|
|HTT A284||Leadership and Strategic Management||3|
|HTT A158||Luxury, Incentive, and Corporate Travel||3|
|HTT A185||Interviewing and Professional Development||3|
|HTT A267||Managing Business Risks||1.5|
|HTT A269||Destination Management||1|
|HTT A270||Meeting and Event Marketing and Sales||1.5|
|HTT A275||Event Fund-Raising and Sponsorship||1|
|HTT A276||Expo and Trade Show Management and Promotion||1|
|HTT A277||Wedding Planning as a Business||3|
|HTT A138||Sharing the Travel Experience||3|
|HTT A221||Meeting/Event Management Internship||4|
|HTT A274||Establish and Operate an Event Business||3|
|Program Major Units||36.5|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|
Meeting and Event Management Suggested Electives
|CMST A100||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|HTT A199||Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism||0.5-1.5|
|HTT A299||Certified Travel Associate||3|
|SPAN A180||Elementary Spanish 1||5|