This program gives students an understanding of the hospitality industry and instructs them on how to plan and organize conferences and events. Students gain skills in meeting software, web applications, and social media. Courses transfer into NHTI’s Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management. This program is financial aid-eligible. 

This program can be completed entirely online!

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing303
BUS 225CBusiness Law303
DCOM 105CDigital Communications303
HSTM 101CIntroduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry303
HSTM 205CQuality Service Management303
HSTM 245CEvent, Meeting and Convention Planning303
HSTM 269CFood and Beverage Management303
Total Credits21

Students are expected to possess a working knowledge of software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, or to have successfully completed NHTI’s IST 102C (PC Applications) or comparable course. Students must maintain Internet access, including a professional working email address, throughout their participation in this program.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Design an event from conception to implementation.
  • Create measurable event objectives that include timelines, budgets, and program design.
  • Review event venues including convention centers, hotels, meeting facilities, and/or civic centers.
  • Design program schedule.
  • Create an event catering food and beverage plan.
  • Complete a risk management plan: parking, security, safety, ADA, etc. 
  • Design a marketing plan including social media options.

Students in this program acquire the skills needed to work at a hotel, conference center, sports arena, or corporate organization as their program or events coordinator.

Technical standards provide guidance as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in this program and profession. Students must demonstrate:

  • The ability to act in a professional manner on field trips or at internship locations
  • Sufficient vision, hearing, and verbal abilities to express, interpret, and exchange information and ideas
  • The ability to work with frequent interruptions, respond appropriately to unexpected situations, and cope with variations in workload and stress levels

Although not a technical standard for entry, some positions require the physical ability to stand for long periods and lift up to 70 pounds.

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