Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Business Total Units: 16.5

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.


The Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning Certificate offers students the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in a growing industry that includes meeting, wedding, and conference planning, in addition to hosting and organizing various special events.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe effective customer service and be able to meet and exceed guest expectations in any hospitality industry environment through the concept of anticipating a guest’s needs.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge needed to be a supervisor and the ability to use management skills resulting in an ethical and productive work environment, as well as describe an ongoing personal professional development plan.
  3. Identify specific job titles within the hospitality, food service, and tourism industries and describe the responsibilities of the positions as well as the outlook for future job growth.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use various technologies, systems, and computer applications for the hospitality industry.
  5. Analyze the interdependence of various tourism sectors on a local, national, and global scale when faced with industry issues.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning program are:

  • Complete 16.5 units from
    • Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning

Hospitality Management: Meeting and Event Planning - complete 16.50 units
HOSP 50Introduction to Tourism in Sonoma County1.00
HOSP 53Customer Service1.50
HOSP 54Customer Relations for the Hospitality Industry1.50
HOSP 58Meeting and Event Planning3.00
HOSP 68Hospitality Law3.00
HOSP 80Introduction to Hospitality3.00
WEOC 99IInternship Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
WINE 131Wine Industry Event Planning1.50

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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