Business Technologies AAS – Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality – Event Planning and Management Degree

Code: AAS.BT.HR.EVENT

Business Technologies, Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality - Event Planning and Management Option Students who choose this option should have strong organizational and communication skills. Business relies on successful events to encourage growth and promote enthusiasm throughout an industry in regards to their company. The Event Planner coordinates and organizes meetings, luncheons and other special events. Some Event Planners ensure that the company conducting the meeting or event is aware to the facility's services and limitations. The Event Planner also must contact a facility representative and other vendors and organize other details for the event.

Throughout this course of study, business and hospitality management is emphasized.  Consisting of various courses including hospitality accounting, front office procedures, event planning and management, marketing principles, hospitality law, and beverage management, this program will enable the graduate to apply for a certificate in the Meeting Management Association. Business relies on successful events to encourage growth and promote enthusiasm throughout an industry in regards to their company.  Therefore, students who choose this option should have strong organizational and communication skills.  The Event Planner coordinates and organizes meetings, luncheons and other special events.  The Event Planner also must contact a facility representative and other vendors and organize other details for the event.  Co-op work experience is available.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the planning, space, and equipment elements necessary to support the logistics of an event.
  • Recognize the role food and beverage plays in an event.
  • Review the process of hiring professionals, such as, caterer, entertainers, sound specialists, lighting companies, etc.
  • Create a comprehensive meeting document.
  • Summarize the importance of keeping detailed financial records and generating accurate post-event reports.
  • Explain how having a written code of ethics and engaging in ethics training can contribute to a better work environment and a more successful business.
  • Provide general guidelines for accommodating people with disabilities at an event by studying specifically the law as it pertains to event planning and management.
  • Describe the criteria for an effective return on investment process by studying a practical model.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities Elective** 3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

HRM-101Introduction to Hospitality Management

3

HRM-102Food Protection and Safety

3

HRM-104Front Office Procedures

2

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

BUS-205Entrepreneurship

3

BUS-207Principles of Business Management

3

HRM-129Event Planning and Management I

3

HRM-203Beverage Management

2

HRM-214Banquet and Catering Management

2

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Math/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology Elective** 3-4
  Social Science Elective** 3

ACC-206Hospitality Accounting

3

HRM-205Restaurant Service Management

3

HRM-207Hotel Sales and Convention Planning

1

HRM-229Event Planning and Management II

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective** 3
  General Education Elective** 3

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

HRM-217Issues in the Hospitality Industry

2

HRM-219Hospitality Law

3

HRM-462Co-Op Work Experience [Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality]

2

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives**

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective**

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology**

One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Mathematics (MAT); Computer Science (CIS) Information Technology (INF); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHM); Physics (PHY).

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Additional General Education Elective**

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

ACC-206Hospitality Accounting

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

BUS-205Entrepreneurship

3

BUS-207Principles of Business Management

3

HRM-101Introduction to Hospitality Management

3

HRM-102Food Protection and Safety

3

HRM-104Front Office Procedures

2

HRM-129Event Planning and Management I

3

HRM-229Event Planning and Management II

3

HRM-203Beverage Management

2

HRM-205Restaurant Service Management

3

HRM-207Hotel Sales and Convention Planning

1

HRM-214Banquet and Catering Management

2

HRM-217Issues in the Hospitality Industry

2

HRM-219Hospitality Law

3

HRM-462Co-Op Work Experience [Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality]

2

Total Credit Hours: 44

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

Specific Program Notes

**Class offered only during fall semester.

**General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.