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STLCC Offers Event Planning Certificate

July 10, 2012

Beginning this August, St. Louis Community College will offer a new 21-credit hour Certificate of Specialization in Event Planning as part of the Hospitality Studies curriculum offered at the Forest Park campus.

Career opportunities in this vast and diverse field include administrative positions in event planning organizations, hotels, attractions, venues, country clubs, sporting arenas, casinos, experiential marketing, live events, mobile marketing, volunteerism and catering companies.

This program gives students an overview of the various sectors of the meeting and event planning industry. It also will provide students with the required skills and knowledge to be able to work in an entry-level position. 

The core courses consist of 12 credit hours, and include an introduction to the hospitality industry, workplace professionalism, industry-specific negotiations, hospitality law and applied accounting. The focus courses encompass nine credit hours' worth of meeting and event planning specifics.

As part of the Hospitality Studies curriculum restructure, the department is proposing a future associate degree in hospitality that will eventually feature four focus components: event planning, food and beverage management, hotel management, and tourism.

For more information, contact Craig Mueller at 314-644-9590 or via email, cmueller@stlcc.edu, or Jeffrey Ivory at 314-644-9764 or  jivory@stlcc.edu.