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Event Planning & Management Certificate

A nicely organized event

Earn a certificate in 12 weeks

Join us in our newly streamlined program to explore both the aesthetic details which make events sparkle as well as the behind-the-scenes logistics which make events safe and functional. Successful event planners skillfully handle challenges and opportunities related to logistics, catering, audio-visual, design and décor, safety regulations and more. Learn how to effectively manage and implement these elements in order to generate positive return on investment (ROI) for your clients while maintaining a solid reputation for your business.

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Career Outlook

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After successfully completing this certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Create top-quality events, from conception to execution
  • Coordinate the technical aspects of an event
  • Develop effective event objectives, including timeline, budget, and program
  • Design an experience that enhances the event and supports the event messaging
  • Solve event logistical issues including parking, safety, security, and others
  • Optimize a food and beverage budget
  • Execute an event utilizing best practices and proper business ethics
  • Explore options for gaining event planning experience
  • Identify the best practices involved in taking charge on-site and ensuring a successful relationship with staff, clients, and vendors

Certificate Highlights

12 weeks


Time commitment
40 hours


To receive the certificate, students must:

  • Complete the cohort program and choice of one elective course
  • Complete the final capstone project and receive a passing score of 75% of higher
  • Attend at least 80% of the class sessions

*Students who wish to complete multiple electives may do so by registering for the additional elective courses separately.

Program Modules

Tuition includes the following modules and coursework. One elective course is included in tuition.*

  • Introduction to Event Planning & Management
  • Design the Experience
  • Connect with Technology
  • Focus on Food and Beverage
  • Develop an Edge on Execution
  • Elective (choose one): Social Event Planning for Weddings and Celebrations
  • Elective (choose one) : Designing and Executing Virtual Events
  • Elective (choose one): How to Start an Event Planning & Management Business
  • Capstone Project


The following types of people will benefit from this program:

  • Event Planning professionals looking to add an educational credential
  • CMP seekers in need of education hours
  • Students exploring a career shift into the event planning industry
  • Event hobbyists seeking tips to elevate personal events