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Event and Meeting Management (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Event and Meeting Management will prepare you for employment in entry-level positions in event management, meeting planning, convention sales, and hotel and resort companies. You’ll learn what is required to plan and manage events from concept to completion including contracts, venue, presentations, menu, marketing, and industry business practices. Effective communication skills, strong human relations abilities, and problem-solving skills will contribute to your success in the program and on the job.

Award Outcomes

Solve business problems using critical thinking and decision making techniques.

Apply marketing concepts and strategies.

Demonstrate the steps of the sales process.

Recognize different types of supplier contracts and legal issues for events.

Demonstrate the ability to plan a variety of menus.

Demonstrate the ability to set up and run the needs of an event speaker.

Produce a detailed event using audio/visual and lighting elements.

Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design.

Career Opportunities

Event planning is a growing profession. Many associations and corporations hire people whose main job responsibilities are to arrange, plan and conduct events and meetings in a wide range of venues and locations. There is a high demand for skilled, educated, customer service-oriented employees to enter the events industry.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 45 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

BUSN1100Supervision

3

or

BUSN2055Principles of Management

4

 

BUSN1091Consultative Selling

3

or

BUSN1510Entrepreneurship

3

 

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

BUSN2040Introduction to Event Planning

3

BUSN2050Event Site Sourcing and Contracts

3

CCIS2055Project Management

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CULA1106Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

2

CULA1325Menu Planning

2

CULA1700Human Relations Management

2

CULA1710Beverage Management

2

CULA2050Fundamentals of Wine

2

MMVP1650Event Technical Production

4

General Education Required 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

 

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Any course from Goal 3 (Natural Sciences) or Goal 4 (Mathematical/Logical Reasoning) or Goal 5 (History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

CULA1106Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

2

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BUSN1100Supervision

3

or

BUSN2055Principles of Management

4

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

BUSN2040Introduction to Event Planning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 5

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BUSN1091Consultative Selling

3

or

BUSN1510Entrepreneurship

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CULA1325Menu Planning

2

CULA1710Beverage Management

2

MMVP1650Event Technical Production

4

Total Credits  14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN2050Event Site Sourcing and Contracts

3

CCIS2055Project Management

3

CULA1700Human Relations Management

2

CULA2050Fundamentals of Wine

2

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  16

MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 5

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MnTC Goal Area 3

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2105General Biology II

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2215Human Physiology

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

 

MnTC Goal Area 4

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2000Introduction to Logic

3

 

MnTC Goal Area 5

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

This semester sequence is a tool meant for students to discuss their schedule each semester with their faculty advisor. Some course may be offered once per year and only at one campus.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

6/12/2018 : BP 2518 / EP 2519