2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Program Description The Event Planning Associate in Applied Science-T Degree is an online 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 at South Seattle College. This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 91 credits as outlined.

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

General Education Requirements (10 credits)

*See General Education Requirements Note

Communication Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Cultural Diversity Skills

OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

Cultural Diversity Course List

_____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (15 credits)

**See Distribution Requirements Note

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.

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.

Program Requirements (48 credits)


  1. 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.
  2. Effectively solve problems or make recommendations using quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  3. Effectively manage projects and events demonstrating time management and organizational skills.
  4. Apply the skills and abilities required to successfully plan, design, and produce an event.

***See Program Requirements Note

Career and College Success (3 credits)

OUTCOME:  Develop professional and academic skills and strategies for career and college success.

____Career and College Success Requirement met

Note: The Career and College Success course should be completed within the first two quarters. Students who transfer in 30 or more college-level credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher may be exempt from the Career and College Success course; see faculty advisor.

Program Electives (with advisor approval select up to 15 credits to complete minimum 91 credits)

Program Notes

The program code for this degree is MELEPAAS. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • The Career and College Success: Business course is a requirement and must be completed within the first two quarters. Students who have earned a certificate, degree or have completed 30 or more college-level credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are exempt from taking the Career and College Success: Business course. If exempt, a course substitution of BSTEC 294 Career Management - 3 credits will be required.
  • Students are required to maintain 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.
  • 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.
  • The BAS in Hospitality Management program requires students to complete 1,000 hours of practical experience to graduate; up to 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.

The advisors for this program are:
Beth O’Donnell | bodonnel@edmonds.edu | 425.640.1208
Wendy Crozier | wendy.crozier@edmonds.edu | 425.640.1612

Department website: Event Planning | edmonds.edu/evpl

*General Education Requirements Note: Quantitative Anyalysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills Check prerequisites required for any MATH course chosen to fulfill this requirement.

**Distribution Requirements Note: Humanities 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.

***Program Requirements Note: Credits will transfer as required and elective courses.

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer General Information

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds College’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning;
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds College. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds College.   

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.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.

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

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.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 91
CIP - 520907
Last revised - 2022/06/28

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