Meeting & Special Events Planning


The meeting and special event planning industry consists of organizers, suppliers, and facilities that engage in the development and delivery of meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and special events that include professional development training, sales meetings, religious events, social parties, and much more. A career in this industry will be a fast-paced, exciting one that can take you all over the world.

What Will I Learn? 

Students pursuing a certificate or degree will learn the basic skills needed to become a supervisor or manager in the meeting industry. Faculty will use real world examples to help students learn the fundamentals of the corporate meeting market, the association meeting market, and the special events industry.

What is Unique About Our Program? 

JJC recognizes the importance of combining education and experience as the stepping stone to a management career in the meeting and special event industry. Students can choose to take courses in the classroom or online. Students who prefer face-to-face interaction will get focused attention in small-group style classes. Those students who prefer to work online can complete their certificates and degrees while simultaneously getting vital work experience with no campus requirements.

What Degree/Certificate Will I Receive?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Certificate of Completion (CCO) 

Certificate of Achievement (CAC)

What are my Career Opportunities?

  • Wedding Planner
  • Corporate Event Planner
  • Association Event Planner
  • Venue Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Exhibits Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Sponsorship Coordinator