2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event Planning - Associate in Applied Science-T Degree - Transfer to Bachelor of Applied Science at South Seattle College

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PGM Code – 276W  

Program Description The Event Planning Associate in Applied Science-T Degree is a program designed for students entering the event planning industry or changing careers and who are interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management.

This AAS-T degree is a professional-technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer as well as professional-technical courses. This degree is accepted at South Seattle College as a direct transfer degree into its Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management program.

Note: The BAS in Hospitality Management program requires students to complete 1,000 hours of practical experience to graduate; 360 hours (12 credits) can be completed at Edmonds CC.

Students seeking to transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T should consider associate of arts or associate of science degrees, which are specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements The AAS-T degree is awarded upon completion of 92 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses as well as a minimum grade of 2.5 in all event planning and hospitality classes.

Courses approved for transfer from other academic institutions must have a minimum grade of 2.0. Event planning and hospitality courses approved for transfer must have a minimum grade of 2.5.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students are advised to

  • Consult with an Event Planning faculty adviser quarterly for course selection and completion of degree requirements and plan their schedule several quarters in advance (note: all decisions on selection of courses are ultimately the responsibility of the student),
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Meet with an adviser of the college they plan to transfer to review exact and specific admission requirement.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Admissions Requirements to South Seattle College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management program All students who intend to transfer to SSC should talk with a SSC adviser to review specific admission requirements. Students must have a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average to be considered for admission to the SSC BAS program.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The advisers for this program are
Beth O’Donnell | bodonnel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1208
Linda Russell | lrussell@edcc.edu | 425.640.1137

Department website
Event Planning | www.edcc.edu/evpl

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

Communication Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.

Note: MATH& 107 or any college level transferable math course   Check Math course descriptions to ensure prerequisites are met.

Humanities (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Note: Ten (10) credits in humanities are required and may be selected from the following distribution requirements list. Choices must include a minimum of two different course prefixes, and with no more than five (5) credits each of world language at the 100 level.

To view course choices, see the Course List - Humanities Distribution Courses .

Social Sciences (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (54 credits)


  • Develop requests for proposals (RFPs), utilize market research and budget analysis, and analyze assessment of risks through the use of critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
  • Effectively solve problems or make recommendations using quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  • Effectively manage projects and events demonstrating time management and organizational skills.
  • Apply the skills and abilities required to successfully plan, design, and produce an event.

Note: Credits will transfer as required and elective courses.

Technology Requirements (5 credits)

Business Requirements (5 credits)

Career Management Requirements (3 credits)

OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Program Electives (with adviser approval to complete minimum 92 credits)

South Seattle College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management requires students to complete 1,000 hours of practical experience to graduate; 360 hours (12 credits) can be completed at Edmonds CC. NOTE: Additional nine credits cannot substitute for program requirements.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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