Meeting, Conference, and Event Planning Certificate
MC's meeting, conference, and event planning certificate will prepare you for employment in the lodging or food service industry. This program of study is designed for individuals working in the hospitality or related industry who wish to enhance their college degree in the field of meeting, conference, and event planning. The certificate focuses on all major aspects involved with planning a meeting, conference, or event, including courses in catering and banquets, food and beverage cost control, lodging and food service law, and sales and advertising of lodging and food services. You can also continue your training at MC and pursue an associate's degree in the hospitality management program.
Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:
- Describe the complexity of the hospitality industry as a whole.
- Explain general management theory as it applies to hospitality management.
- Manage all major aspects of meeting, conference, or event planning, including catering and banquets, food and beverage cost control, lodging and food service law, and sales and advertising.
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as a member of a team, provide exemplary customer service, and perform responsibilities in an ethical manner.
- Explain the importance of diversity in the hospitality industry.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans. The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
- Meeting, Conference, and Event Planning Certificate Program Advising Guide (PDF, )
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MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.
For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.
Related careers include front event planner, caterer, conference planner.
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