This certificate is designed for students seeking careers in the growing field of meeting planning. It will also develop and update the skills of those presently in the field. The certificate emphasizes the management of and services for meetings, conventions, trade shows, and special events. Students will be prepared for positions in such areas as independent or entry-level corporate meeting planning; conference, trade show, and association management; and convention/meeting services in the hotel industry. The certificate will also enable the veteran meeting planner to obtain college credentials in his/her profession. Furthermore, it gives administrative assistants and others who plan meetings as part of their regular jobs a formal opportunity to learn about this industry and enhance their planning skills.



Stephen Fries
Hospitality Management Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2175 


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