Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism
MEETING AND EVENT PLANNING SPECIALIZATION
Associate of Applied Science Degree
This program offers hospitality management majors with a basic background in meeting and event planning sector of the hospitality industry. The department offers an array of hospitality courses. Course instruction includes hands-on laboratory experience and extensive interaction with the meeting and event planning industry as well as traditional classroom lectures and demonstrations. Once a student successfully completes this program, they will obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Meeting and Event Planning Specialization.
Areas of career opportunities for students completing this program are corporate event management, exposition and tradeshow management, conventions and conferences, visitors' bureaus, catering, venue sales, hotels and resorts, wedding planners, theme and amusement parks, and casinos. Complimentary programs to this are: Travel and Tourism Certificate or Culinarian Certificate in Culinary Arts. Transfer credits may also be considered. All students seeking this degree will need to be advised by the department to finalize course selections.
To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Meeting and Event Planning, a student must a) earn a grade of "C" or higher in all courses required to fulfill degree requirements, including general education courses, and b) meet Austin Community College's overall graduation requirements.