Event/Conference Management

Degree Type

NHTI's Event and Conference Management certificate program gives you an understanding of the hospitality industry and instructs you how to plan and organize conferences and events. You'll gain skills in meeting software, web applications, and social media. Courses transfer into NHTI’s Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management. This program is financial aid-eligible and can be completed entirely online!

Do you have questions? Contact Aaron Conn, department chair, at aconn@ccsnh.edu or 603-271-6484 x4143.

Admission Requirements

Apply for this program today on our Admissions page with step-by-step instructions and enrollment pathways build just for you!

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Design an event from conception to implementation.
  • Create measurable event objectives that include timelines, budgets, and program design.
  • Review event venues including convention centers, hotels, meeting facilities, and/or civic centers.
  • Design program schedule.
  • Create an event catering food and beverage plan.
  • Complete a risk management plan: parking, security, safety, ADA, etc. 
  • Design a marketing plan including social media options.
Career Information

Students in this program acquire the skills needed to work at a hotel, conference center, sports arena, or corporate organization as their program or events coordinator.


Students are expected to possess a working knowledge of software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, or to have successfully completed NHTI’s IST 102C (PC Applications) or comparable course. Students must maintain Internet access, including a professional working email address, throughout their participation in this program.

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Additional Information
Health, Character, and Technical Standards

Technical standards provide guidance as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in this program and profession. Students must demonstrate:

  • The ability to act in a professional manner on field trips or at internship locations
  • Sufficient vision, hearing, and verbal abilities to express, interpret, and exchange information and ideas
  • The ability to work with frequent interruptions, respond appropriately to unexpected situations, and cope with variations in workload and stress levels

Although not a technical standard for entry, some positions require the physical ability to stand for long periods and lift up to 70 pounds.

Aaron Conn
Department Chair
Digital Communications,
Hospitality and Tourism Management,
Information Technology,
Sports Management
Susan O’Donnell
Adjunct Professor
Hospitality and Tourism Management