Program description

The associate degree program prepares students for entry level and middle management positions in the hospitality and tourism industry by providing the kind of education needed for tomorrow’s managers. This program provides students with the academic knowledge and professional skills relevant to successful event planning for host community residents and tourists. Meetings and special events are important sources of revenue in the hospitality and tourism industry. As they are among the fastest-growing segments of this industry, career opportunities in this industry are increasing rapidly.


Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Personal and Professional Development

Business Communication in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Supervision in the Hospitality Industry

Managing Service of Food and Beverage Operations

Planning and Control for Food and Beverage

Convention Management and Services

Quality Customer Care I & II – Management & Skills

English for Hospitality and Tourism – Oral & Written Communication

English Commercial Correspondence

Spanish/French for Hospitality and Tourism – Oral & Written Communication

Public Speaking, incl. PowerPoint Presentation Techniques

Negotiation Techniques

Business Ethics and Etiquette

Dimensions in Tourism

Event Planning and Protocol

Event Risk Management and Safety Entertainment Management

Fruit and Vegetable Carving and Plate Decorating

Meeting and Special Event Management

Project I: College Dinner & Live Entertainment – Private Event

Final Project: Public Event



This program is given in collaboration with the AHLEI and the AHA. Students who pass the final exams for the American courses on the curriculum with a score of 70% or higher will receive a Certificate of Completion for each of these courses.

Graduation Requirements

The International Hospitality and Tourism College awards the Associate of Science Degree in Meetings and Special Events Management to students who:

• Meet the College’s academic standards;

• Complete a 3-month internship in the tourism industry;

• Complete a minimum of 63 semester hours of credit, including 3 credits for internship, towards graduation.