PEMC – Accepted After September 10, 2014

About

The Professional Event Management Certificate (PEMC), offered by the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS), has been developed to accustom students with the various components of planning, managing, implementing and evaluating meetings and special events.

This program takes at least three semesters to complete. Apply prior to completing classes as there is no guarantee of admission. 
This is not a completely online program, some classes are only offered in class.

Admission Requirements

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  • If required, have permission from their departmental advisor to apply for the program
  • All TAMU students in any major may apply
  • An overall TAMU GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for acceptance into the PEMC program
  • Must complete the PEMC application and essay
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  • If required, have permission from their departmental advisor to apply for the program
  • All TAMU students in any graduate degree may apply
  • An overall TAMU graduate GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for acceptance into the PEMC program
  • Must complete the PEMC application and essay
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Course Requirements

Core Curriculum (9) – Complete all 9 credit hours (Must be taken in order in separate semesters)

RPTS 311 (3)       Planning & Implementation of Events and Programs

RPTS 320 (3)      Event Management & Operations I

RPTS 321 (3)       Event Management & Operations II

Administration Course (3) – Choose 3 credit hours

RPTS 304 (3)       Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies

[Prereq: RPTS 201]

RPTS 423 (3)       Tourism Management

[Prereq: RPTS 302]

RPTS 444   (3)     Service Quality for Hospitality Orgs (online only)

[Spring & (sometimes) Summer only]

Specialized Elective (3) – Choose 3 credit hours

AGCJ 306            Theory and Practice of Agricultural Public Relations (3)

ACGJ 380            Event Facilitation (Historically not offered often) (3)

HORT 203           Floral Design (3)

HORT 454           Special Event Design and Production (2) (Spring only)

RPTS 308            Foundation of Community & CDEV (Spring only) (3)

RPTS 331             Tourism Marketing (3)

[Prereq:RPTS 302]

RPTS 444   (3)     Service Quality for Hospitality Orgs (online only)

[Spring & (sometimes) Summer only] IF NOT USED ABOVE

RPTS 484            Internship – Event management internship (3)

GPA Requirements

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each PEMC applicable course
  • Must maintain a “B” average (3.0 GPA) in the required courses
  • It is departmental policy for PEMC that you cannot retake RPTS 311, RPTS 320 or RPTS 321

Volunteer Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 hours (unpaid) of service in the conduct of event planning and execution
    • At least 10 events with each event volunteering at least 3 hours.
  • These hours will be performed after the student is admitted to the PEMC program.
  • Service hour requirements from RPTS 311, RPTS 320 and RPTS 321 may apply.
  • We encourage a variety of events!

Portfolio Requirements

  • You will build a service portfolio. Please find the instructions by clicking here!

Exit Exam

  • Students must pass the exit exam prior to gaining the certificate.
  • The exam will be based on RPTS 311, RPTS 320 and RPTS 321.
  • You can take the exam as many times as you need to until you pass.

Graduation Checklist

  • Editable Grade Sheet with drop down menus (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Non-editable Grade Sheet (requires you to print, fill it in, and scan to email)
  • Turned in Portfolio and volunteer hours
  • Passed Exit Exam

 Apply Here!

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