Program Codes: EPM.CER
The Event Planning Management Certificate gives students the opportunity to join a firm or start their own event planning business in a rapidly growing field which is exciting and offers many opportunities for them to use their business and creative skills.
Through a variety of writing projects requiring competence in clear, correct, and effective English, students use inferential and critical skills in the process of composing documented essays. Extensive reading materials serve as structural models and as the bases for discussion and for the writing of essays involving response, analysis, and synthesis.
RDG-011 may be taken as a co-requisite if not previously completed with a grade of "C" or better.
A grade of “C” or better in ENG-121
The planning, supervision, control and performance of activities involved in the production of goods and services. The problems of human relations and labor-management and the functions of human resources, marketing, purchasing, production and finance are explored from the standpoint of effectively carrying on business that relates positively to the society of which it is a part.
Introduces the student to the principles of small business management and the functions of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financing and staffing a small business enterprise.
This course introduces the special skills required for the planning of meetings, expositions, events and conventions, which are normally expensive and often one-time occasions. Students will learn how to design, plan, market and stage an event; including dealing with staffing problems, ensuring the safety of all involved as well as legal compliance, risk management, financial control and evaluation of the event.
This course is designed for students in event planning. As professionals making decisions every day based on their own interpretation of the law, they have a great need to understand how they can act in ways to ensure that they are managing legally in the industry, the basic foundations and principles of the laws affecting the industry as well as guidelines and techniques that show students how to implement preventive management and apply practical legal awareness to their actions.
Integration of classroom study with specific planned period of learning through work experience, co-op or internship based. The course utilizes a seminar approach with performance-based human relations activities and individual student objectives that are job related and employer evaluated.
Completion of half the courses required in the Event Planning Management curricula plus written permission of both the department chairperson and Career and Transfer Services located on the 2nd Floor of West Hall.
An interdisciplinary course which integrates and synthesizes concepts and information from preceding management courses. Emphasis is on establishing an environment to employ previously learned material, with the opportunity to practice decision-making and control techniques based on this material. Case studies are employed and supplemented with simulation techniques. Emphasis is given to subordinate supervisor interaction, with students participating individually and in teams.
Principles and practices of hospitality marketing. Within the lab component of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to research current trends and applications in the hospitality industry and use software to create promotional media and marketing plan focused in the hospitality industry. Students will be eligible to sit for the industry certification exam.
Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).
Introduction to the theory and practice of public address; the study of representative public addresses and the preparation and delivery of short speeches.
Focuses on accounting as applied in the small business setting. Emphasizes small business record keeping from basic journalizing to year-end closing and financial statement preparation. Use of computerized general ledger and other software will be employed to accomplish the above mentioned tasks. Also covers managerial issues and demonstrates use of basic analytical tools for problem solving at the small business level.
Contact Name: Aslihan Cakmak, Chairperson
Contact Phone: 732.906.2526
Contact Email: BusinessAndCompSci@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/business-and-computer-science
A number of college and universities will apply the courses taken in the Event Planning Management Certificate.
This program combines business, merchandising and marketing, communication skills and real life experience to help students gain the leadership and management skills needed to plan special events. With this certificate students will be able to develop their own event vision to create events, encompassing the development of an event budget, manage vendor contracts, be able to understand risk management in events, as well to have the communication skills necessary to present themselves and market their events.
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Students may satisfy this requirement with a grade of “C” or better in high school Algebra I. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test.
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), they can complete the certificate in one year. Major courses are only offered in the evening and not every semester.