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Event Planning

20-109-3 Certificate (C) 21 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Event planning skills come in handy in many career fields. You’ll learn how to plan, promote and conduct effective meetings, conferences and special events. Learn how to manage financials, address security issues and other risk factors in this certificate program. You’ll also learn catering techniques and customer service so you can put on fantastic events for your employer.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Accounting, Principles of
10-101-107
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces basic concepts and general principles of accounting to non-accounting students. Topics include financial statements, merchandising accounting for cash, inventory, payroll, budgeting and accounting software.
Effective Business Practice
10-106-118
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides hands-on experience and practice using a variety of business soft skills and communication techniques to provide students with the ability to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence.
Meeting & Event Management Fundamentals
10-106-140
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on planning a successful meeting/event. Included are pre-planning activities, managing on-site meeting needs, and conducting follow-up activities.
Customer Service Management
10-109-126
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Helps students to understand, apply and manage the principles of good customer service in a variety of hospitality environments. Particular attention will be given to the various roles and responsibilities of hospitality employees as they relate to customer service.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Sanitation for Food Service Operations
10-316-118
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Focuses on the development of skills to follow sanitation and hygiene provisions in state codes. The Servsafe certification test is included.
Catering and Special Event Planning
10-316-142
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Introduces how to develop, plan and execute catering and special events to the exacting details of the customer. Emphasis is on the importance of details in planning to achieve the best possible results. Activities will encourage both creative thinking and functionality to ensure customer satisfaction and business profitability.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR not pursuing degree; Coreq: Intro Hospitality 10109152
Risk Management for Hospitality
10-109-106
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Addresses security and crisis management issues encountered in the Meeting and Event Planning industry. Students will focus on understanding the impact of these issues while developing strategies and identifying resources to support appropriate resolutions.
Introduction to Hospitality
10-109-152
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces various aspects of the hospitality industry including lodging, food service, tourism and customer service. Students evaluate potential internship and career opportunities as they explore topics including professionalism, ethics & etiquette.
MS Excel Introduction
10-103-181
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Presents basic features of Microsoft Excel 2016. Learners develop basic skills to create, edit, and format worksheets; use functions; set print options; add visual elements; work with multiple worksheets, tables, and other file formats; and integration with Word.

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