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Information provided here furnished by staff personnel or faculty member of the representative schools listed. Listings presented are, as submitted. The listings are by no means inclusive. We appreciate those who do make the effort to contact us and are pleased to pass along their information.
Dakota County Technical College – Meeting & Event Management – Rosemount, MN

This program offers an AAS Degree and a Certificate that can help you get a job or earn a promotion in hospitality. Students may also elect to participate in hour-based training. Courses are available online and in the classroom on Friday nights and Saturdays. Delivery is hands-on in a workshop environment using supplemental materials from actual events and group projects to provide students with a practical and dynamic learning experience. Full- or part-time starts are available in Fall or Spring semester.

Hospitality and tourism is the largest industry in the world; offering a diverse array of employment options. Students can select courses to work in operations or management of meeting, event and trade shows, or the venues and services that serve them. Work in venues such as hotels, resorts, casinos, golf and country clubs, signature spas, theme parks, attractions, and convention centers. Or work in services such as marketing and public relations firms, caterers, convention bureaus, incentive companies, trade show contractors, production houses, and more.

Employment is all about the guest, their experiences, and expectations. A diverse array of career options is available.

Meeting and event managers identify, coordinate, and manage all details of meetings, conferences, trade shows, incentive trips, corporate retreats, festivals, fairs, celebrations, weddings and other life celebrations. They are drivers of success and profitability for the meetings and other events that serve as a pivotal focus for hosting organizations and groups across the globe. Meeting and event managers are integral to management, operations and service positions in the many industries that serve these gatherings.

A.A.S. students select an emphasis to enhance their opportunities in the Hospitality or Casino Management sectors.

The Hospitality Management Emphasis leads to positions in hotels, convention centers and resorts as well as more non-traditional venues:

  • Convention service staff members who manage and implement meeting logistics and assist meeting planners to bring their vision to life.
  • Front office staff that coordinate room inventory, perform nightly audits and administer guest registration and check-out services. Communication, delivery of service and in-house guest sales are integral components of these positions.
  • Group sales staff members who bring events and conventions to the venue by applying sales and marketing skills. Sales members often specialize in one or more customer market segments such as wedding, educational, corporate, etc. and promote the location’s benefits to meet market segment needs.
The Casino Management Emphasis leads to positions in casinos and other gaming venues:
  • Similar positions as in hotels, convention centers and resorts, as well as gaming-exclusive positions.
  • Casino operations staff members that service games, perform security and purchasing, as well as marketing staff who are responsible for public relations and market research.
For more information, contact:
Rosealee M. Lee, CAE
Email: Rosealee.Lee@dctc.edu

Those not included may request submittal details by e-mail to: schools@hospitality-1st.com and a quick posting guideline will be returned via plain text e-mail.

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