Certificate in Event Planning

Event Planning is a blend of art and science – come explore both the aesthetic details which make events sparkle as well as the behind-the-scenes logistics which make events safe and functional.

ECE’s hybrid Event Planning Certificate combines online and traditional classroom work -- students complete the certificate by attending five traditional classes and then work independently on a capstone project while attending live, instructor-led sessions in our online classroom via Adobe Connect.

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 clients while maintaining a solid reputation for your business.

Students will apply these critical event planning concepts toward the development of an individual capstone: a complete event plan representing the student’s final project -- as well as a foundational component of a professional portfolio.

After this program, students will be able to:

  • Create top-quality events, from conception to execution
  • Develop effective event objectives, including timeline, budget, and program
  • Design an experience that enhances the event and supports the event messaging
  • Coordinate the technical aspects of an event
  • 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
  • Identify the best practices involved in taking charge on site and ensuring a successful relationship with staff, clients, and vendors
  • Explore options for gaining event planning experience

Each course in the Event Planning Certificate is priced individually. For pricing and upcoming dates, click on the Upcoming Courses tab below:

Upcoming Information Sessions
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Course Tuition Upcoming Sections
Event Planning: Introduction $695 More Info
Event Planning: Connect with Technology $195 More Info
Event Planning: Develop an Edge on Execution $245 More Info
Event Planning: Focus on Food and Beverage $245 More Info
Event Planning: Design the Experience $245 More Info
Event Planning Capstone $375 More Info
Total cost of certificate: $2,000  

Click HERE to see all Event Planning courses.