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Event Planning (AAS-EVP)

Program Location: Gulf Shores Campus

Hospitality Management Division

Length: Four Semesters

This program is designed to produce management personnel for the Event Planning industry. 

Event Planning Program Philosophy and Objectives
The Event Planning Program will provide excellence in faculty, service, curricula, and facilities to equip students with the theoretical and applied tools necessary to become contributing members of society and to realize gainful employment in professional fields with strong growth potential. This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in teh program will tranasfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

* For the MTH 116 or more advanced requirement: Students planning to transfer to four-year degree will need to take a higher level math:

  • University of Alabama: MTH 110 - Finite Math
  • University of South Alabama: MTH 110 - Finite Math
  • Troy University: MTH 112 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • Auburn University: MTH 115 - Pre-Cal Algebra/Trig

Semester One

Item # Title Credits
CUA 101 Orientation to the Hospitality Profession 3
CUA 116 Sanitation and Safety 3
HMM 252 Hotel/Restaurant and Travel Law 3
ORI 101 Orientation to College 1
Math, Science, or Computer Science Elective + 3
MTH 116 or MTH100 or more advanced math course + 3
Sub-total Credits 16

Semester Two

Item # Title Credits
CUA 102 Catering 3
CUA 213 Food Purchasing and Cost Control 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HSM 214 or HSM 250 + 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (T) + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
HMM 241 Restaurant Service Management I 3
HMM 260 Human Resource Management 3
HSM 123 Hospitality Field Experience I 3
HSM 270 Planning and Management Sports Tourism and Events 3
HSM 201 or HSM 234 + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Four

Item # Title Credits
HMM 120 Beverage Operations 3
HSM 222 Meeting and Convention Management 3
CUA, HMM, HSM, or PAS Elective + 3
CUA, HMM, HSM, or PAS Elective + 3
History, Social Science, or Behavioral Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 15


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.





Financial Aid is Available


Gulf Shores Campus

3301 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542