Hospitality: Event and Tourism Management

An event planner adds the finishing touches to a carefully designed table setting.

Create lasting memories by organizing special events with a career in tourism. No two days are the same when you spend your professional life helping others celebrate weddings, anniversaries, and other momentous occasions.

Career Outlook: Event Planner

Event planners create exciting and successful gatherings for all sorts of special occasions, from family celebrations to corporate outings. They are responsible for developing themes, arranging the necessary preparations, and attending to the logistics during the event.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 18% growth in meeting, convention, and event planning careers by 2030, which is much faster than the average workforce growth rate. The median annual wage for event planners was $49,470 in May 2021.

FLCC alumnus Stephanie Chrysler, class of 2019.

"One of the things I loved about FLCC was the support of my professors. I never once felt like there was a professor who wasn't on my side. The hospitality faculty are a professional network that I'm going to have for the rest of my career. I can reach out to them and know that they'll be there to help me find connections or answer questions. The college has career fairs and networking events to make sure that students not only have the education that they need to be successful, but the connections as well."

— Stephanie Chrysler, '19

Event and Tourism Management Programs

A.A.S. Hospitality: Event and Tourism Management

This program combines 600 hours of professional work experience with courses in destination marketing, hospitality law, accounting, and event management. An A.A.S. degree in hospitality is ideal for first-time students and those interested in transferring to a four-year institution. You'll also have time to enjoy college athletics, participate in student life activities, and take general education credits.

A.A.S. Program Overview

Hospitality: Event and Tourism Management Certificate

Earn 300 hours of professional work experience while taking essential courses in destination marketing, hospitality, and event management. This certificate is ideal for entry-level hospitality workers seeking career advancement and adult learners interested in changing their occupation. Program requirements focus entirely on industry skills and knowledge, so you can join the workforce quickly.

Certificate Program Overview

Study Hospitality in One of New York's Premier Tourist Regions

The Finger Lakes is home to over 130 wineries, hundreds of fine dining restaurants, and many scenic resorts. Make FLCC your one-stop destination for all your hospitality career goals. Learn from our network of regional experts. Gain hands-on work experience through internships, industry speaker events, and access to tourist and culinary destinations.