Event PlanningNC NEW

Non-Credit Certificate

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This course will teach students how to plan and hold successful events to raise funds to support non-profit programs. Other topics include working with nonprofit committees, meetings, conferences and income-generating elements of a nonprofit event.

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Event Planning Certificate

This program is ideal for those who are currently working in the industry, are looking to gain knowledge to start a career in event planning or desire to start their own event planning business.

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Event PlanningThe 90 hour, six course program, which awards successful graduates with a Certificate in Event Planning, provides foundation level education in event planning and management. Each course is professor-led, providing the process of planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating the outcome of all types of events within the industry—social (weddings), corporate, nonprofit, educational and special events.  A variety of teaching methods are used, including classroom group projects, guest lectures, and field trips. Students will gain the required knowledge and skills to succeed in this rapidly growing and rewarding global industry. Internship opportunities are available throughout the year to expose and prepare students.

Event PlanningThis program is ideal for those who are currently working in the industry, are looking to gain knowledge to start a career in event planning or desire to start their own event planning business.

Courses are delivered in 5-week terms and can be delivered in a classroom, an online format or in a blended learning environment. Core courses include: Career Essentials in the Field of Event Management, Foundations of Event Planning, Event Marketing, Event Design and Décor, Event Production and Logistics, and Event Management and Leadership.

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Lifelong Learning

The Certificate in Event Planning provides foundation level education in events through a foundation-level education in events through a 90-hour, six-course study program.  Each course is professor-led, providing the process of planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating the outcome of all types of events within the industry—social (weddings), corporate, nonprofit, educational and special events.  A variety of teaching methods are used, including classroom group projects, guest lectures, and field trips. Students will gain the required knowledge and skills to succeed in this rapidly growing and rewarding global industry. Internship opportunities are available throughout the year to expose and prepare students.

 Program Outcomes

This program will prepare graduates to work in an existing event business, with an event-related vendor such as caterer, venue or rental company, within a corporate event department, own their own event planning service, or provide planning services to communities, churches, schools or other public places utilizing events. Students completing this certificate should be able to:

  • Effectively apply written and oral communication and group interaction skills appropriate to the event industry.
  • Develop Requests for Proposals, utilize market research and budget analysis, and analyze assessment of risks through the use of critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
  • Effectively solve problems or make recommendations using quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  • Effectively manage projects and events demonstrating time management and organizational skills.
  • Implement the skills and abilities required to successfully plan, design and produce an event.

Course Methods:

Each course is divided into topics that explore the essential elements of professional event planning and management to serve as a strong foundation for novice planners to build their careers.  The program is designed to offer accurate, understandable and up-to-date methodologies and is delivered through various mediums. Students will demonstrate their mastery of concepts through practice, and presentations. Course methods will include reading assignments, lectures, video presentations, presentations with audio and video, real-life event examples, templates, case studies, discussion groups, guest speakers and assessments. This is so because it is to allow for presentation, practice and demonstration of comprehension. Assignments will be uploaded on the on-line platform Canvas.  Students are expected to participate in all classroom activities and field trips.

Program Course Requirements:

Event Planning, Part I
The introductory course explores the carious career opportunities in the field of event planning and the skills necessary to enter and succeed in the field.

Event Planning, Part II 
This course examines the many skills event planners are called on to use during the process of executing an event. The course will also examine some common types of events that require the skills of a professional planner.

Event Planning, Part III 
This course will explore various marketing tools – from the traditional to the emerging – to successfully promote an event. It will also cover the role of marketing in the event life cycle, demonstrating the best use of marketing tactics while utilizing evaluation techniques to measure a successful outcome.

Event Planning, Part IV 
This course will examine the process of identifying client needs and preferences, researching design options and creating unique decor elements to support the events goals and objectives. Students will learn how important the design phase process is, using the talent and skills of internal and external team members.

Event Planning, Part V 
This course will cover the many steps a planner must take to ensure the event goals and objectives are reached in a creative, unique and successful manner utilizing lighting, staging, audiovisual and entertainment elements.

Event Planning, Part VI 
Students will gain insight into the skills needed to be successful in a leadership role. This course will also examine the responsibility of event leaders to address environmental issues (Green Events), ethics, risk analysis and quality of events (Service Management).

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Event PlanningNC NEW Courses
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    • NEP 101
    • Event Planning, Part I
    The introductory course explores the carious career opportunities in the field of event planning and the skills necessary to enter and succeed in the field.
    • NEP 102
    • Event Planning, Part II
    This course examines the many skills event planners are called on to use during the process of executing an event. The course will also examine some common types of events that require the skills of a professional planner.
    • NEP 103
    • Event Planning, Part III
    This course will explore various marketing tools – from the traditional to the emerging – to successfully promote an event. It will also cover the role of marketing in the event life cycle, demonstrating the best use of marketing tactics while utilizing evaluation techniques to measure a successful outcome.
    • NEP 104
    • Event Planning, Part IV
    This course will examine the process of identifying client needs and preferences, researching design options and creating unique decor elements to support the events goals and objectives. Students will learn how important the design phase process is, using the talent and skills of internal and external team members.
    • NEP 105
    • Event Planning, Part V
    This course will cover the many steps a planner must take to ensure the event goals and objectives are reached in a creative, unique and successful manner utilizing lighting, staging, audiovisual and entertainment elements.
    • NEP 106
    • Event Planning, Part VI
    Students will gain insight into the skills needed to be successful in a leadership role. This course will also examine the responsibility of event leaders to address environmental issues (Green Events), ethics, risk analysis and quality of events (Service Management).

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Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

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36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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