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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first semester of this program will be held in an online format starting in Summer 2020.

Event Planning

The Event Planning program from Centennial College will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding career creating beautiful events and providing long-lasting memories for guests and clients.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years/4 semesters
Starting in: Fall, Summer
Tuition Fee: $16,531.80
Location: Progress Campus, Toronto, Canada / Online

You’ll be equipped to design, plan and execute diverse events, from corporate meetings and conferences to social functions such as weddings and community fundraisers. Special event planning is increasingly playing a role in many organizations in a vast number of industries and sectors.

The Special Event Planning program from Centennial College will immerse you in all aspects of the event industry. Business courses in marketing, human resources and entrepreneurship will compliment event courses in design, food and beverage and event operations, preparing you to be confident planning events in restaurants, hotels, resorts and convention centres.

This two-year hospitality diploma program will conclude with an experiential learning opportunity working alongside professional event planners and managers in a variety of industries and on campus at Centennial College’s 20,000 sq. ft. Event Centre.

Courses included

  • Introduction to Events
  • Introduction to Computers (Online)
  • Food Safety, Smart Serve, First Aid
  • Food Theory
  • Presenting and Communicating Effectively
  • Math for Hospitality

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Catering and Event Coordinator
  • Event Planner / Event Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Trade Show Organizer
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Live Events Specialist
  • Media Event Planner
  • Graduates may also explore starting their own business as an event
  • Meeting or Wedding Planner

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