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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$4,181

  Ottawa

Jan 3-Dec 22

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

The Event Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for many exciting roles in the fast-paced event planning industry. Gain the experience, knowledge and real-world practice needed to be successful in this high-demand field.

Learn the logistics of planning an event, including risk management, project development and planning, accounting and financial skills, and marketing. Gain critical event management skills, from acquiring sponsorships, to providing entertainment and creating programming, to people management and working in teams.

The highlight of the program is a real-world, team-based fundraising event that provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the community. You also benefit from 112 hours in an industry field placement, gaining more real-world experience and valuable industry contacts.

Graduates may find employment as event planners, event coordinators, meeting and conference coordinators, trade show coordinators, corporate event planners, event tourism planners, entry-level event managers, wedding planners and consultants and festival managers. Graduates may also pursue self-employment opportunities.

What You’ll Learn

  • Create, plan, and design an event to meet organizational and/or client needs.
  • Coordinate event site logistics, and staging, to achieve the event objectives.
  • Plan, promote and produce marketing plans and communications for events that meet organizational and/or client objectives.
  • Coordinate staff, contractors and volunteers to deliver the desired results of an event.
  • Manage the financial aspects of an event to meet event objectives.
  • Manage the business operations for administration, procurement, and oversight of event projects, to meet organization and/or client needs.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate risk and liability to ensure the safety and security of participants during an event.
  • Conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner with clients, contractors and participants of events, in order to create positive experiences and relationships.
  • Formulate strategies that support intercultural awareness and inclusion, to create events that meet the needs of diverse populations.
  • Select industry standard technology platforms, systems, tools and applications to support the planning and operation of events.
  • Develop and implement funding mechanisms to support event objectives, such as sponsorship programs, fundraising initiatives, and/or grants.
  • Engage in ongoing learning for professional and career growth.
  • Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

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Student Reviews (3)

Algonquin College

Game development

Anonymous

Ottawa • January 24, 2022

Graduated From

Game - Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

3 stars

Job Assistance:

4 stars

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within you...

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within your grasp. This is a school that wants us all to succeed. I’m in the game development program, where I have a lot on my plate. But with the services available, including specialized software available on the computers on campus, study rooms, and thankfully high speed internet, it never feels overwhelming. It feels like I’m doing what I was meant to do.

The teachers have worked on games themselves and know about both the technical side of things as well as the business/industry side of things. Having the ability to develop connections is essential in this business, so im told.

This is a school that will give you the tools you need to succeed, but it’s up to you to use them.

Algonquin College

do not I repeat Do Not go here

Anonymous

Ottawa • January 12, 2022

Graduated From

Occupational Health and Safety

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

1 stars

Curriculum:

1 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that the...

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that they did not have enough staff on to handle how many people were dropping out and did not have enough meetings available. I finally got into contact with a student success leader, and his earliest available day was 7 days after the deadline. he informed me that he could back date the drop out day for me-in which i took his word for it. fast forward over a month later, the fees were not gone on my account, and an email informed me that I had supposedly not dropped out on time. I had to send in proof of emails regarding the entire situation, that I did drop out on time and that their school did not have enough staff on to handle how many people dropped out. a staff member informed me that they would get back in touch with me after everything was sorted out. now, January, they inform me that I still owe fees on a kit that I returned. They said it was not good enough to resell. lets get this clear, the kit was horrendous. terrible equipment that looked as though it came from the dollar store. the only thing missing in the kit was plastic covers that go on some of the utensils-and even those were in the bag still. the uniform had been worn for a total of under 12 hours-yet it is unsellable. so here I am, stuck with nearly 1000 dollars left to pay a school for a terrible kit, from an education I did not receive. My opinion: do not go to this school. It will mess up your life and hassle you for months

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