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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Meeting and Event Management, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science | HOSP.MTG.EVENT.AAS | Career Program
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Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the expanding fields of event and meeting management. The curriculum includes a strong core of courses that introduce students to the fundamentals of convention and meeting planning, as well as to more specialized aspects of the industry: trade show and exposition management, event sponsorship, association and special interest meeting management, and social event planning. Finally, the curriculum presents concepts related to the wider world of hospitality management sales and marketing, the law, hotel operations, and sustainability issues.

Graduates of the Meeting and Event Management A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Create a plan for a successful meeting or event
  • Explain how to adjust meeting and event management skills based on the venue and/or context in which it would be held
  • Demonstrate the critical skills of the professional meeting and event manager
  • Demonstrate leadership in group setting

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Meeting and Event Management A.A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester

Total: 16 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 14 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 15 Credits

Program Total: 60 Credits

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.

Double asterisk (**) denotes a course that is an institutional requirement.

Triple asterisk (***) denotes a course that satisfies the culminating experience requirement for A.A.S. programs.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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