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Meeting and Event Management, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_HTTM

Control Number: 30921

Financial Aid Eligible

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.

Program Outcome

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.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
HTT A105Passport to Success3
HTT A138Sharing the Travel Experience3
HTT A158Luxury, Incentive, and Corporate Travel3
HTT A185Interviewing and Professional Development3
HTT A221Meeting/Event Management Internship4
HTT A265Principles of Event and Meeting Management1.5
HTT A266Organize and Manage Events and Meetings1.5
HTT A267Managing Business Risks1.5
HTT A269Destination Management1
HTT A270Meeting and Event Marketing and Sales1.5
HTT A273Sport Event Management1
HTT A274Establish and Operate an Event Business3
HTT A275Event Fund-Raising and Sponsorship1
HTT A276Expo and Trade Show Management and Promotion1
HTT A277Wedding Planning as a Business3
HTT A278Catering Design and Management1.5
HTT A284Leadership and Strategic Management3
Total Units36.5

Meeting and Event Management Suggested Electives: 

CMST A100 Interpersonal Communication
HTT A199 Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
HTT A299 Certified Travel Associate
SPAN A180 Elementary Spanish 1

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
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
Semester 2
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
Year 2
Semester 1
HTT A138 Sharing the Travel Experience 3
HTT A221 Meeting/Event Management Internship 4
HTT A274 Establish and Operate an Event Business 3
 Total Units36.5