Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Meeting, Convention, and Special Events Manager, CPC

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This program is fully contained in the Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management, AAS  degree

Total Program Credits: 30 credits

Estimated Program Length: Three terms

Offered by Culinary Arts & Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management , 541.463.3518

Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Wendy Milbrat, 541.463.3518,;or email:

Purpose The Career Pathways Certificate program for a Meeting, Convention, and Special Events Manager is for students that want to learn how to manage meetings, conventions, and special events. All of the classes offered in this program apply directly to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management.

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Meeting, Convention, and Special Events Manager requirements will:

  • Display an understanding of hospitality terminology.
  • Gain a general understanding of the principles, practices, operations and management of the meeting, convention and special events industry.
  • Identify various management techniques and strategies required for successful planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of events.
  • Describe the function of human resources in the hospitality industry.
  • Describe types and standards of service.
  • Identify various career paths within the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Understand how hospitality organizations provide guest information and concierge services.
  • Describe the functions of the marketing department.
  • Describe the hotel and amenities as products.
  • Describe the elements of a marketing plan.
  • Target the market audience.
  • Describe the rights of management, staff and guests.
  • Describe hospitality industry related legal responsibilities and issues, including ADA.
  • Provide an overview of the global environmental field as it stands today.
  • Understand concepts associated with the environmental, social, and cultural impacts of tourism and the hospitality industry.

Admission Information A separate application to the program is required. Admission information is available from the Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management office, Building 19, Room 204 or online at

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings
Statewide openings

Lane County average hourly
Oregon average hourly

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $300
Program Specific Fees   $185
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $4,475
  Total Estimated Cost $4,960

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • A Lane County Food Handlers card is required for entry into the program.
  • Students must complete college placement tests showing readiness for MTH 025  / MTH 025C  or higher and WR 097  or higher to be accepted into the program. Students who do not meet reading and/or math requirements may apply to PASS Lane Summer programming for alternative admission process. PASS Lane contact is Marcia Koening ( 541.463.5818, Bldng 11/244.
  • MS PowerPoint and Excel are used extensively. It is recommended that students have these skills prior to beginning the program, or take courses to gain skills during their first year. See your academic advisor for help determining which courses you need and how to add them to your schedule.
  • This certificate is a fall term start only.
  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .

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