Professional Event Manager - Certificate

The Professional Event Manager Certificate (PEMC), offered by the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, is designed to provide students with an understanding of and the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate festivals, fairs and special events in a variety of governmental, not-for-profit and commercial settings. This certificate is open to all majors.

RPTS 311Planning and Implementation of Events and Programs3
RPTS 320Event Management and Operations I3
RPTS 321Event Management and Operations II3
RPTS 324Event Management Final Assessment0
Select one of the following:3
Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies
Managing Hospitality and Recreation Organizations
Service Quality for Hospitality Organizations
Select one of the following:3
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Public Relations
Design for Agricultural Media
Floral Design
Understanding Wine: From Vines to Wines and Beyond
Floral Design: Weddings and Personal Flowers
Special Event Design and Production
Foundations of Community and Community Development
Tourism Marketing
Total Semester Credit Hours15

The PEMC program requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in designated courses, plus the zero-credit course RPTS 324. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course used to meet the requirements, and maintain a "B" average (3.0 GPA) in the required courses. Students who pursue the PEMC must complete all requirements prior to graduation. Details are available in the Undergraduate Programs Office of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences and on our website.