Hospitality Management/Event Planning and Management

Degree offered

Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management (Event Planning and Management Concentration)

Credits required 60-61

Dean

William Berardi, william.berardi@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

John Caressimo, Director of CATCH Institute (Culinary Arts, Tourism, Casino, and Hospitality), john.caressimo@bristolcc.edu

Program Code:  HM

Concentration Code:  HME

Program Goals Statement

The hospitality industry is the world's largest employment field. A large part of the industry is devoted to the planning and management of events.

Upon completion of the degree, the student will be able to seek employment in hotels and other lodging operations, private clubs, cruise ships, casinos, or special event planning companies.

Program Information

  • This program offers students the opportunity to develop strong communication skills, organizational and critical thinking skills, as well as practical preparation for entry into the growing hospitality career field.
  • Job opportunities include convention and visitors bureau coordinator, hotel sales and marketing planner, hotel event planner, casino event planner, tour destination event planner, or cruise ship event and activities planner.
  • Students may earn credit in field placements at such sites as Disney World, Newport Historical Society, theme parks, and event planning companies.

After BCC

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in a broad range of tourism and hospitality positions including:

  • Convention and Visitors Bureau Event Coordinator 
  • Hotel Sales and Marketing Event Manager
  • Casino Event Manager
  • Hotel Event and Catering Manager
  • Cruise Ship Event Planner
  • Restaurant Event Manager

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Core Courses

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

BUS 155Business Ethics

3 credits

CUL 160Introduction to Hospitality Food Services

3 credits

HOS 121Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

3 credits

HOS 137Event Management and Marketing

3 credits

HOS 140Introduction to Casino Operations

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

PRM 101Foundations of Project Management

3 credits

RMN 118Workshop in Team Development and Managerial Communications

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:29

Elective Courses

History Elective

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-7

Event Planning Concentration Courses

HOS 223Convention Sales and Service

3 credits

HOS 224Hospitality Sales and Customer Service

3 credits

HOS 255Fine Dining Techniques

3 credits

HOS 265Special Event Planning Capstone

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

CUL 160Introduction to Hospitality Food Services

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

HOS 121Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

3 credits

HOS 140Introduction to Casino Operations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HOS 137Event Management and Marketing

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13-16

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

HOS 224Hospitality Sales and Customer Service

3 credits

HOS 255Fine Dining Techniques

3 credits

PRM 101Foundations of Project Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4


BUS 155Business Ethics

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

HOS 223Convention Sales and Service

3 credits

HOS 265Special Event Planning Capstone

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:12-16
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