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Event Management Associate Degree

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Program Code: 101096

Event management is a fast paced, challenging and rewarding profession. Employment is across industry sectors, such as manufacturing, non-profit, hospitality, information technology, healthcare, retail, or government. Students learn invaluable skills in planning successful meetings and events, marketing through social media, contracts, negotiation, project management, partnership development, fundraising and so much more! As a graduate of the Event Management program you will be prepared for employment as a meeting and travel planner, event manager, sporting event manager, wedding planner, meeting services manager, event marketing coordinator, festival event manager, fundraising coordinator, conference and tradeshow planner, and catering coordinator.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Conference and Travel Service Managers
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau Specialist
  • Convention / Event Sales & Service
  • Corporate Meeting and Events Manager
  • Destination Specialist / Wedding Planner
  • Event Assistant / Coordinator
  • Exposition and Events Planner
  • Marketing and Special Event Manager
  • Meeting Planner / Coordinator
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Event Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
16
Second Semester
Semester Total
15
Third Semester
Semester Total
15
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
15
Total Credits
61

Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply project management strategies to a meeting or event.
  • Manage financial resources.
  • Design a meeting or event.
  • Promote a meeting or event.
  • Manage risk management plan.
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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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