Syllabus and Course Outline
rev 6/13

COURSE TITLE:

INTRO TO EVENT MEETING PLANNING EVNT 1010
NUMBER OF HOURS:
30 - 40 Hours
DESCRIPTION:
This introductory course acquaints students with the common components of well executed meetings and events. This course covers site selection, food and beverage, audio visual, contracts, an overview of the industry, and career possibilities.
OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the event planning process
  • Select an appropriate event venue for a client
  • Describe the logistical needs and options of an event
  • Explain the vendor needs for an event
  • Identify an appropriate theme for an event
  • Discuss ways to "green" events
  • Analyze career opportunities in the events industry
GRADING CRITERIA:
Successful completion of all reviews, activities and quizzes. Participation in online Discussion as specified in the course. You will receive a welcome letter from your instructor which will include greater details of grading criteria.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Each Lesson includes an online review as well as application activities. These activities will ask you to complete independent research and application, consider various ideas, or discuss and share insights with friends or family. There is a final comprehensive exam.

Lesson 1 - Overview of Event Planning as a Career (15 pages)
Lesson 2 - Project Management Concepts (24 pages)
Lesson 3 - Duties of an Event Planner (15 pages)
Lesson 4 - Working with DMCs and CVBs (7 pages)
Lesson 5 - Selecting a Venue (15 pages)
Lesson 6 - Event Planning Part I (5 pages)
Lesson 7 - Event Planning Part II (24 pages)
Lesson 8 - Career Exploration (8 pages)
Final Exam

COURSE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:
The maximum time to complete this course, if not included in your welcome letter, will be sent to you by your instructor. To be completed in that time: 9 quizzes, 9 activities, and 1 final exam. The final exam is 50 questions long and can be completed within two hours. All reviews, exercises and other assignments are submitted electronically to your instructor with results returned via email.