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Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism


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.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    HAMG 1321 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
    CHEF 1205 Sanitation and Safety 2
    HAMG 1313 Front Office Management 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    TRVM 2301 Introduction to Convention/Meeting Management 3
  Semester II
    FDNS 1301 Introduction to Foods 3
    HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3
    HAMG 1340 Hospitality Legal Issues 3
    HAMG 1319 Computers in Hospitality 3
  Semester III
    HAMG 2301 Principles of Food and Beverage Operations-Catering 3
  MATH 1332 College Mathematics 3
  Semester IV
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
    HAMG 1324 Hospitality Human Resources Management 3
  Semester V
    RSTO 1325 Purchasing for Hospitality Operations 3
  HAMG 2332 Hospitality Financial Management 3
    HAMG 2305 Hospitality Management and Leadership 3
  Semester VI
  HAMG 2389 Internship - Hospitality Administration/Management, General 3

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Restricted electives must be chosen from the following courses: 1 elective must be chosen from TRVM 1327 or TRVM 2355; 1 must be chosen from MUSB 1341 or TRVM 2333; and 1 must be chosen from HAMG 1317, HAMG 1391, TRVM 2305, TRVM 2345, or TRVM 2372.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.