The Event Planning Management Certificate trains you to become a supervisor in event planning management, a growing part of the hospitality industry. This certificate transfers to SPC's A.S. Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

7,510

2028

9,150

Percent Change

22

Projected Job Openings

1100

Lodging Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

4,380

2028

5,020

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

530

Food Service Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

13,930

2028

16,520

Percent Change

19

Projected Job Openings

1860

Event Planning Management Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

EVENT-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2020 (580)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2020 (580), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Alanna Olah
Academic Chair
727-341-7144
olah.alanna@spcollege.edu


Marta Przyborowski
Dean, College of Business
przyborowski.marta@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This certificate is designed to prepare students for employment as supervisors in the event planning sector of the hospitality industry. These courses will apply towards the AS Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management (HMGT-AS).

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0252090905: Event Planning Management

Federal CIP Code

52.0901: Hospitality Administration/Management, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • 13-1121 - Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
  • 11-9081 - Lodging Managers
  • 11-9051 - Food Service Managers
  • The content includes but is not limited to customer service, hospitality attitude, convention management and services, event planning, marketing, and sales, guest services, communications, human relations, and security issues.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

MAJOR CORE COURSES

HFT 1000 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HFT 1941 Operations and Service Practicum 2
HFT 2450 Hospitality Cost Controls 3
HFT 2750 The Event Industry 3
HFT 2600 Hospitality Law 3
HFT 2265 Food Service Operations 3
MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 3
MNA 1751 Customer Service I: Developing A Spirit of Customer Service 1
MAN 2340 Supervisory Management 3
Total Credits 24