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HOM 130 - Hospitality Event Planning

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course introduces concepts related to the planning and operation of events within the hospitality industry including conventions, trade shows, professional meetings and foodservice events. Emphasis is placed on methods of marketing, selling, organizing, and producing conventions, events, and trade shows that will increase financial and environmental value. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of management principles for multi-function, multi-day conferences and events.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Recognize the traits of a successful event planner.
  2. Analyze the steps in creating a successful event.
  3. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different event venues.
  4. Demonstrate adherence to safety regulations in event planning.
  5. Create a professional proposal utilizing seating, entertainment and foodservice.
  6. Discuss ethics in event planning.
Listed Topics
  1. Characteristics of a successful event planner
  2. Client lists
  3. Steps to successful events
  4. Types of events
  5. Budgeting and pre-planning
  6. Selecting and inspecting venues
  7. Complexities of events
  8. Foodservice and entertainment selection
  9. Event planning risk and safety
Reference Materials
Textbook/materials as required by instructor.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/09/2019

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