Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning, Associate in Applied Science


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Students earning an associate degree in applied science in Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning will gain solid business knowledge and comprehensive skills designed to help prepare for a career in the event and meeting industries for any of the corporate, association, social, leisure, or hospitality and tourism arenas. Curriculum exposes students to develop and enhance planning and coordination skills, sales techniques, to research locations and activities available, and gain business acumen necessary for success in providing the highest level of guest service and satisfaction. Extensive techniques are examined for increasing organizational skills and the attention to detail necessary to carry out events and meetings of all sizes.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Job opportunities will be best for individuals with a bachelor's degree and some experience as a meeting planner, as the work and responsibilities are becoming more complex.

The Hospitality Management program fosters teamwork, professionalism, and learning through experience. Students will be prepared for a career in the hospitality industry by classroom learning supplemented with field trips, guest speakers and industry certifications. All students will complete a 225 hour management practicum, where they will complete an internship in their area are of interest.

Since 2018 the Hospitality Management program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in the Hospitality Management (ACPHA). Graduates with an AAS degree receive a Certified Hospitality Graduate (CHG) Certificate. The Hospitality Management Program is ranked the #1 Community College Hospitality Program in Pennsylvania by College Factual and #1 for BEST VALUE colleges for Hospitality Management in the Commonwealth. 

Career Potential: Junior Event/Meeting Planner, Destination Management Administrative Assistant, Wedding/Social Event Assistant, Conference/Convention Services Administrative Assistant,
Special Events/Entertainment Associate and Festival Associate. 

Contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 for further information.

Accreditation:  The Hospitality Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management

NCC students have transferred to: Pennsylvania State University--College Park and Berks campuses, East Stroudsburg University, Keystone College, Temple University, York College of Pennsylvania


Graduates of the program will:

1. Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations

2. Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management

3. Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry

4. Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization

5. Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management


First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

COMM101Introduction to Communication

3 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits

HOSP101Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

3 credits

HOSP105Managing the Service Experience

3 credits

HOSP125Meeting, Conventions, and Expositions

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

ENGL151REnglish II

3 credits

HOSP130Convention Services and Catering Management

3 credits

HOSP111Food and Beverage Management

3 credits

HOSP128Wedding and Social Event Management

3 credits

Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI) Elective

3/4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Third Semester

HOSP210Human Resources Management for the Hospitality Industry

3 credits

HOSP215Hospitality Sales & Marketing

3 credits

MEPL132Event Promotion and Sponsorship

3 credits

PSYC103Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

General Education Elective (SIT or SSHB)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

HOSP201Strategic Leadership in Hospitality

3 credits

HOSP212Hospitality Financial Reporting

3 credits

HOSP221GHospitality Management Practicum

3 credits

MEPL215Meeting and Event Management

3 credits

General Education Elective (AH)

3 credits


3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

  • One course should be designated as Diversity and Global Awareness (D).
  • Computer competencies are included in various courses in this program.  Thus, completion of the program automatically satisfies the computing requirement for the program.
  • For the General Education Electives, students must select one course from the list of approved Arts & Humanities (AH) courses and one course from the lists of approved courses in Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) or Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).