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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.

Program Outcome

  1. 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

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 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.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
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
 Units11.5
Spring
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 1
 Units13
Year 2
Fall
HTT A138 Sharing the Travel Experience 3
HTT A221 Meeting/Event Management Internship 4
HTT A274 Establish and Operate an Event Business 1
 Units8
 Total Units32.5

Meeting and Event Management Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
CMST A100Interpersonal Communication3
HTT A199Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism0.5-1.5
HTT A299Certified Travel Associate3
SPAN A180Elementary Spanish 15
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 32.5
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60