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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event Planning - Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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See program requirement sheet. 

The Hospitality and Tourism Event Planning Associate of Technical Arts Degree is designed for both entry level and experienced individuals seeking a professional career in event planning. Course work will include the theoretical and practical aspects of event and meeting management, including best practices in research, design, planning, coordination, promotion, risk management, sustainability, and evaluation of events and meetings of various types and sizes.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 97 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses as well as a minimum grade of 2.5 in all hospitality classes.

Note: Courses approved for transfer from other academic institutions must have a minimum grade of 2.0.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

High School Transition Program Students (Tech Prep, College in the High School, and Running Start) It is recommended that high school students who have earned college credit through dual credit programs meet with a college adviser.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Advisers  
Linda Russell lrussell@edcc.edu | 425.640.1137
Beth O’Donnell bodonnel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1208
   
Department website www.edcc.edu/hosp
   
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore
   

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

PGM Code – 276U
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits):


Communication Skills (10 credits)


Computation/Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)


IV. Career Management (3 credits):


Note:


* This class may be waived if student has recently completed one year of high school accounting, the equivalent of ACCT 101 , has recent bookkeeping experience or instructor’s permission. Students are advised to consult with an accounting adviser. Five credits of an approved business elective may be substituted.

Degree Outcomes


Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • Effectively apply written and oral communication and group interaction skills appropriate to the event industry.
  • Develop Requests for Proposals, utilize market research and budget analysis, and analyze assessment of risks through the use of critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
  • Effectively solve problems or make recommendations using quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  • Effectively manage projects and events demonstrating time management and organizational skills.
  • Implement the skills and abilities required to successfully plan, design and produce an event.

 

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