NWCCD 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
NWCCD 2023-2024 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Event Planning Certificate

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Whether you are preparing to enter this profession, preparing for advancement within it, or preparing for a certification as a professional, this certificate will provide you with the comprehensive overview of the competencies required of a professional event coordinator.  The modern event industry has grown from a subset of administrative duties and creative individuals in a variety of fields into a full-fledged profession that is practiced globally, with all the responsibilities and proficiency expectations of a modern profession. The tasks and techniques that have been developed through trial and error over the years have been quantified, which serves us by providing a clear path of training towards event excellence - mastering that chaos by understanding the secret of order and transforming these secrets into a recognized and accessible body of knowledge.    


This program prepares individuals to plan, budget, and implement conferences, meetings, events, vacations, and other special occasions for public or private sectors. This program includes instruction in principles of meeting and event planning; special event management; budgets and finance; site selection; contracts, vendor solicitation, and negotiations. Students will explore marketing and promotion strategies, consider associated food and beverage management and the application of audio-visual basics and meeting technology needs. 

Program Outcomes:
  1. Create processes to deliver high quality customer service and profitable guest cycle. 

  1. Establish loss prevention guidelines for planned events. 

  1. Outline the necessary components to event planning, design, and delivery. 

  1. Outline the procedures for safe and efficient food and beverage service operations. 

  1. Apply marketing, sales, and promotion principles related to planned events. 

  1. Analyze best practices for management of event personnel: contracted, paid, volunteer, suppliers, etc. 

  1. Create organizational strategies to produce efficient catered events. 

  1. Describe the legal aspects of contracts and employment. 

Required Course of Study: 

Freshman Year

Total Credit Hours: 31

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