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Event Management - Hospitality Management Certificate (Career)

Event management program at HCC.
Envisioning and Executing Extraordinary Events, Every Time.

HCC’s one-year event management/hospitality management certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions or career enhancement in the field of corporate or social event planning or other related fields in the hospitality industry.

Students learn about a variety of professional pathways for event planning and management, including: travel and tourism; meetings and conventions; cruise ships; hotel and lodging management; and food and beverage service management. The curriculum includes both hospitality courses and hands-on experience through an internship, and follows the knowledge domains required for the Certified Meeting Planner certification exam, so those who complete the program are well-positioned to pursue this certification.

Learn more about pathways to success in the hospitality industry at Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies.

  • Program Highlights

    This premier event management certificate program requires 22 credit hours, including an internship, and can be completed in two semesters. The suggested program progression is:

    Semester 1

    Course

    CH*

    Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

    3

    The Travel and Tourism Industry

    2

    Meetings, Conventions, and Expositions

    3

    Social Event and Wedding Management

    3

    Semester 2

    Course

    CH*

    Conference Management

    3

    Catering Management

    3

    Event Strategy and Leadership

    3

    Hospitality Management Internship

    2

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