2020-2021 College Catalog

Event Coordinator TCC

Event Coordinator TCC (Major Code: SES1)

Program Description

The Event Coordinator certificate program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism fields. The Event Coordinator certificate provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Why not study in a city with a reputation of impeccable southern charm, fine dining and world-class sophistication? Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport and provides a rich and eclectic blend of hospitality business in which to pursue a vibrant career. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism events.

Career Information


Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 8.3% nationally and 26.8% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $25,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually. 

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Tamoura Jones
Program Coordinator, Culinary, Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism
Academic Building C1103A (kitchen)

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 term
Program Credit Hours: 9
Estimated Program Cost: $1,636

Course Outline


Occupational Courses (9 Credits)

HRTM 1150Event Planning


HRTM 1201Hospitality Marketing


HRTM 1210Hospitality Law


Total Credit Hours: 9


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be able to describe the event planning process including needs assessment, identification of site, budget development, theme/decor design, agenda development, timeline utilization, staffing, contracted services, execution of event, and post-event evaluation.
2. Graduates will be able to discuss responsibilities to clients and guests, including crowd control, liability issues, contingency plans and crisis management.
3. Graduates will be able to review contracts for a variety of events.
4. Graduates will be able to describe ways to identify suppliers, sponsors, entertainment, and support services.
5. Graduates will be able to apply course concepts by designing an event and producing a deliverable that details all stages of the event planning process.