Travel and Event Planning

Certificate Program

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Department of Business Studies
Penn 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 3172

This certificate program prepares students for such careers as travel agents, travel, conference and meeting planners for hotels, conference centers and catering companies, and meeting organizers and independent meeting planners. Students who complete this program may apply these credits toward the completion of the Travel and Event Planning Associate of Arts degree program.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • demonstrate skills to plan corporate and business meetings and conferences;
  • provide a variety of service functions in preparing for an event and managing ancillary services including food and beverage requirements;
  • develop sales techniques and marketing plans;
  • develop business presentation techniques for group and convention presentations.

Certificate Requirements

Course Credits
CISC100
Introduction to Computers
3
OR
CISC110
Introduction to Information Systems B
3
HRIM101
Introduction to The Travel Services Industry
3
HRIM111
Conference and Meeting Planning
3
HRIM115
Computer Reservations and Travel Information B
3
HRIM210
HRIM Internship B
3
MKTG110
Selling
3
OADM110
Business Communication A,B
3
Total Credit Hours21

A Placement testing required
B Course requires prerequisite.

Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisors to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.