The Event Coordinator certificate program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism fields. The Event Coordinator certificate provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Why not study in a city with a reputation of impeccable southern charm, fine dining and world-class sophistication? Atlanta is home to the world's busiest airport and provides a rich and eclectic blend of hospitality business in which to pursue a vibrant career. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism events.
Minimum Program Length: 1 Semester
Estimated Program Cost: $1,636
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements:
- Must be 16 years of age.
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
Currciulum (9 hours)
Occupational Courses (9 hours)
This course introduces students to event planning requirements. Topics include fundamentals of event planning; selecting event dates and venues; developing agendas, time lines, budgets, and contracts; marketing events, and facilitating events.
Introduces students to marketing techniques associated with hotel/restaurant/tourism fields with emphasis on identifying and satisfying needs of customers. Topics include: marketing introduction, research and analysis, marketing strategies, marketing plans, social media marketing, branding, positioning, sales and advertising. Because of the constant change in marketing strategies in the hospitality industry, this course will also focus on new marketing techniques that are being used in the hospitality industry.
Introduces the student to local, state, federal, and international laws which govern the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on creating a workplace where compliance with the law, adherence to ethical standards, and stressing security and loss prevention are the basis for every decision. Topics include civil law, the structure of hospitality enterprises, government agencies that impact the hospitality industry, preventative legal management, contracts, employee selection and management, duties and obligations to employees and guests, and crisis management.