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1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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CALL: (608) 246-6162


School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

Business Lab

Meeting & Event Management for the Administrative Professional


Program number: 901096CERT


The Meeting & Event Management for the Administrative Professional Certificate at Madison College is perfect for you if you need to broaden your knowledge of meeting and event planning and coordination. This certificate is ideal if you have worked as an administrative professional for at least two years. Come learn how to better plan and coordinate events from industry experts.

Program Details

Meeting & Event Management for the Administrative Professional students attend part time.

Meeting & Event Management for the Administrative Professional courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax 

Portions of this program are offered online.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.


After completing the Meeting & Event Management for the Administrative Professional Certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  1. Assemble a meeting request for proposal.
  2. Create a meeting timeline and checklist.
  3. Determine important criteria in selecting a facility.
  4. Design learner outcomes.
  5. Construct a meeting budget.
  6. Discover critical negotiation techniques.
  7. Analyze facility contracts.
  8. Discover crisis management strategies.
  9. Identify housing, registration and transportation tools and strategies.
  10. Determine critical elements in coordinating a trade show.
  11. Critique meeting room seating styles and their effects on the meeting.
  12. Select appropriate options to save money on food and beverage functions.
  13. Demonstrate professional practices used to plan and implement incentive programs and special events.
  14. Analyze a meeting to identify sponsorship and fundraising opportunities.

Certificate graduates are ready for a range of administrative professional positions assisting in the field of meeting and event management including

  • Administrative Professional
  • Conference Assistant
  • Event Planning Assistant
  • Special Event Assistant
  • Meeting Assistant