Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning, Specialized Diploma



Northampton's Meeting and Event Planning diploma prepares you to effectively plan, organize and manage events and meetings on a variety of scale and splendor. Our graduates are employed in positions such as meeting planners, event coordinators, sales coordinators, banquet/convention services manager, or catering supervisor.


The specialized diploma in Meeting and Event Planning prepares the student for employment in event management, meeting planning, convention sales, and positions in hotels and resorts. The curriculum exposes students to the basic tenants of guest service, leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving. The program teaches students basic meeting, convention and special event management skills needed for success in this highly electrifying and dynamic industry. The diploma program and its content were developed with extensive input from the industry experts.

Career Potential: junior event planner, junior meeting planner, destination management administrative assistant, wedding/social event assistant, conference/convention services administrative assistant, special events/entertainment associate, and festival associate.


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

HOSP101Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

3 credits

HOSP125Meeting, Conventions, and Expositions

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Second Semester

HOSP105Managing the Service Experience

3 credits

HOSP111Food and Beverage Management

3 credits

HOSP128Wedding and Social Event Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Third Semester

HOSP130Convention Services and Catering Management

3 credits

HOSP215Hospitality Sales & Marketing

3 credits

MEPL132Event Promotion and Sponsorship

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Fourth Semester

HOSP201Strategic Leadership in Hospitality

3 credits

MEPL215Meeting and Event Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 31