Event & Meeting Planner

This certificate program is designed for new and aspiring meeting and event professionals as well as those seeking a career change. Meeting and Event Planning is a multi-billion dollar industry. Organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about getting a higher return on investment. Employers recognize the need for an educated and skilled workforce. Students completing all nine online courses will be awarded a certificate upon completion. Students may also enroll in individual courses to increase their skills and knowledge in areas of specific interest.

Sample Schedule

Semester 1

Semester 2

Fall 1st half

Fall 2nd half

Spring 1st half

EVNT 1010 (2 cr)

EVNT 1300 (2 cr)

EVNT 1600 (2 cr)

EVNT 1100 (2 cr)

EVNT 1400 (2 cr)

EVNT 1700 (2 cr)

EVNT 1200 (2 cr)

EVNT 1500 (2 cr)

EVNT 1800 (2 cr)

Courses

Event Registration

EVNT 1300
This course will introduce students to various registration systems and keys to selecting the best registration method. Students will learn the process to make informed decisions.

Food & Beverage Mgnt

EVNT 1400
Learn a systematic approach to evaluating meeting objectives and group needs as they relate to menu design, pricing structures, guarantee strategies, negotiation items and overall information about...

Hotel Sales & Operations

EVNT 1500
Students will be introduced to the principles and procedures of hotel sales and operations by taking part in “learn by doing” activities. Networking, building internal & external relationships...

Intro to Event & Meeting Planning

EVNT 1010
This introductory course acquaints students with the common components of well executed meetings and events. Course introduces site selection, food/beverage, audio visual, contracts, industry...

Money Management for Event Planners

EVNT 1800
Course will introduce essential tools needed to prepare a budget for events of all sizes, information gathering, analyzing goals/objectives and preparing and communicating presentations to clients.

Non-Profit Event Planning

EVNT 1700
Course will focus on planning successful special events for non-profit organizations. Course will explore fund-raising breakfasts, black tie galas, festivals, auctions, golf tournaments, fashion...

Site Selection/Negotiation/Law

EVNT 1100
This course outlines the key elements to successful site selection, negotiation issues/techniques, contract provisions/analysis and diverse industry contracts. Legal issues unique to the meeting...

Special Events

EVNT 1600
Students will be provided with the tools needed to hold effective special events. Venues including meetings, conferences, exhibits, fairs, trade shows, international events, weddings, etc. will be...

Transportation & Housing

EVNT 1200
The logistics of air and ground transportation and hotel arrangements will be discussed. Students will learn trade strategies to make informed decisions leading to a successful meeting experience.