Meeting & Event Management

Meeting & Event Management - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
SMGT 1022 Leadership
Description
SMGT 1022 Learn concepts to become an effective leader in todays global business environment. Determine your leadership style and the implications of that style on workgroup performance. Incorporate ethics, corporate mission, vision and culture into a powerful leadership strategy. Enhance your ability to motivate and positively influence others in a increasingly diverse workforce. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/01/2001 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1022

3
SMGT 1160 Fundamentals of Meeting, Conference, and Event Management
Description
SMGT 1160 Learn strategies to develop meaningful, well-organized conferences, meeting and special events, perfect for meeting planners experienced with logistics who want to develop the principles and techniques that form the foundation of meeting and event programs. Individuals interested in a meeting planning career or just starting in the field will want to build their career on the fundamentals included in this curriculum. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1160

2
SMGT 1161 Advanced Meeting, Conference, and Event Management
Description
SMGT 1161 Whether you are interested in the field of meeting planning or already an experienced meeting planner, this is the hands-on, dynamic course you have been looking for to hone your skills and learn new techniques. This course delivers tricks of the trade and new twists while refreshing time-tested practices. Students will learn to apply the Convention Industry Council meeting profile and accepted practices for request for proposals. Prerequisites: SMGT1160 or advisor approval.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1161

3
SMGT 1162 Special Events Coordination and Management
Description
SMGT 1162 Learn strategies to effectively procure, organize, implement and monitor the products and services that bring an event to life. This course focuses on event design basics, room set-up, event flow, entertainment, food and beverage options, and communication. Students will research and shop for a case study special event venue and design a boardroom presentation to present venue and theme recommendations to a boss or client; learn vendor selection techniques, and event specifications will be created and vendor/venue work orders reviewed. Get acquainted with music licensing, host liquor liability, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and preparation for a pre-convention briefing. Students will explore planner resources such as convention and visitor bureaus and destination management companies. Prerequisites: SMGT1161 or advisor approval.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1162

3
SMGT 1163 Event Promotion
Description
SMGT 1163 Promote your meetings, events, festivals, tradeshows and conventions with the skill of an experienced event marketer. This course combines marketing and public relations expertise to make your event a success! Curriculum includes a business simulation and integrates key business skills such as critical thinking, team dynamics and communication. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1163

3
SMGT 1172 Project Management for Meetings and Events
Description
SMGT 1172 Experienced meeting planners know that project management is one of their most important skills. Traditional project managers pale at the multiplicity of projects that must be managed concurrently for even the smallest of meetings and events. It can seem like magic when the individual projects such as marketing, purchasing, registration, production, sales, housing, etc. operate independently and ultimately come together in the fusion that is a successful meeting or event. That magic is a skill which makes meeting planning a professional celebrated globally and employed by virtually every business model. This course concentrates on the intricacies of the individual projects and their synthesis into the final product - a successful meeting or event. Success doesn't just happen. And, it is not magic. It is the skill of the professional meeting planner. Students in this course practice their skills interactively using case studies and real-life scenarios.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/30/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1172

3
SMGT 1260 Managing Teams
Description
SMGT 1260 Develop the skills and knowledge to cultivate productive work teams. Learn to defuse resistance to change and foster support and involvement in developing a shared vision. Master conflict resolution and negotiation strategies essential for supervisors and others in leadership positions in fostering self managed work teams. Prerequisitites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/01/2001 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1260

3
SMGT 1660 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
Description
SMGT 1660 This course introduces students to the largest industry in the world - tourism and hospitality. Learn about management and operations of tourism and travel organizations such as visitor and convention bureaus, travel agencies, hotels/motels/resorts, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, car rental companies, casinos, amusement parks and more. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1660

2
SMGT 1666 Lodging Operations and Coordination
Description
SMGT 1666 A lodging operation is comprised of many departments that must work together with precision to fulfill guest expectations. Course curriculum addresses the complete range of lodging operational considerations from the front lobby guest experience to the shipping and receiving dock.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 09/30/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1666

2
SMGT 1675 Hotel Front Office Management
Description
SMGT 1675 This course provides a hands-on tour of the front office in a lodging establishment. Curriculum includes a computerized simulation of the front office processes from guest check-in thru night audit. This is on-the-job training in the classroom.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1675

3
SMGT 1680 Hospitality Space and Logistics Management
Description
SMGT 1680 This course focuses on the management of products and services at hotels, resorts and other venues that hold group meetings. Achieving success of the group client's meeting goals while ensuring the property's operational efficiency and profit, is a core skill in the hospitality industry. Creating a partnership for success between the venue and the group is a significant element of today's competitive business environment. Prerequisite: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1680

3
SMGT 1685 Hospitality and Tourism Guest Services
Description
SMGT 1685 Hospitality and tourism customers experience satisfaction when the combination of positive product AND service exist. In this course students will learn listening techniques and customer service skills. Hospitality and tourism case studies, tapes and other media give students first-hand experience in providing quality guest services. Problem solving is an important element of the curriculum. Prerequisite: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1685

2
SMGT 1686 Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Fundamentals
Description
SMGT 1686 Food and Beverage Operations are important to the success of any lodging property. This course prepares hospitality managers by giving a concise overview of the important role that menu planning plays within operations. This course presents fundamentals of the on-premise food service operations, including on-premise catering, as well as, menu design/planning, menu pricing, menu product knowledge, recipe costing, staffing required to implement the menu, current food service trends, basic sanitation skills, and simple internal controls/reporting.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1686

2
SMGT 1695 Hospitality Risk Management
Description
SMGT 1695 Learn to recognize potential risks in the hospitality environment and to prioritize those risks for action. Application of practical strategies to management risks of people, property and goodwill are key elements of success. Learn risk management techniques using case studies and real-life scenarios. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT1695

2
Technical Elective(s)* 9
Total Core Credits: 45

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking
Description
PHIL 1200 In this course, students will develop skills in argument evaluation, the use of informal logic, and language analysis as they criticize problems found on the World Wide Web, in the workplace, and in other everyday environments. Students will also have an opportunity to explore topics in media literacy and the philosophy of science. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78. Meets MnTC Goal 2.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/27/2007 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 2

Course Outline: PHIL1200

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 3
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 3 or Goal 4 )*** 3
Total General Education Credits: 15
Total Program Credits: 60
* Select Technical electives from the following subject areas: SMGT .
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.
* Select a total of 9 credits from this list: SMGT1166, SMGT1171, SMGT1173, SMGT1174, SMGT1175, SMGT1215.