Ready to learn more?

Next Cohort: Jan 3-Dec 20

  • *Please select a subject

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By submitting your email address, you acknowledge and agree to CourseCompare.ca's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Duration

2 years

Tuition

$5,442

  ,

Jan 3-Dec 20

Plus 1 other start dates

May 1 - Apr 25 2025

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1966

Scholarships

no

The Event Planning program 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. 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. Event planning is increasingly playing a role in many organizations in a vast number of industries and sectors.

The Event Planning program will immerse you in all aspects of the event industry. Business courses in marketing, human resources and entrepreneurship will complement 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.

The program will include an innovative industry training and awareness certification, It’s Your Shift. The certification will equip you with crucial knowledge and provide current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as a frontline worker or manager. It will support you, as you enter the hospitality industry, to become a leader for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments.

What You’ll Learn

  • Plan and design events to meet organizational and client objectives.
  • Select food and beverage catering services, site location, and décor, according to the theme and needs of an event.
  • Develop marketing plans and related promotional plans for events that will meet the needs of the organization and/or client.
  • Coordinate and/or supervise staff, contractors and volunteers in order to achieve the desired performance.
  • Employ best practices for financial management in the planning of events.
  • Manage the business transactions 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.
  • Maintain ethical practices and professionalism in the events field to create positive relationships and experiences.
  • Apply strategies that support intercultural awareness and inclusion in event offerings that meet the needs of diverse populations.
  • Use industry standard technology platforms, systems, tools and applications to support the operations of events.
  • Secure monies through sponsorships, funds, or grants to support event objectives.
  • Engage in ongoing learning for professional and career growth.
  • Identify and respond to new career opportunities that may include contract work and entrepreneurship, to secure employment.
  • Communicate information persuasively and accurately in written, verbal and interactive formats.

Ready to get started?

Next Cohort: Jan 3-Dec 20

  • *Please select a subject

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By submitting your email address, you acknowledge and agree to CourseCompare.ca's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Student Reviews (2)

Centennial College

Must be read

Duygu Tasdan

June 25, 2020

Graduated From

Business Accounting

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

1 stars

Curriculum:

1 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

I wanted to apply to Centennial College for the Digital Marketing programme.

But they don’t inform new students about the total fees before paying the deposit. They told "approximate fee" and they wanted me to pay a deposit ( 2.650 $) without ...

I wanted to apply to Centennial College for the Digital Marketing programme.

But they don’t inform new students about the total fees before paying the deposit. They told "approximate fee" and they wanted me to pay a deposit ( 2.650 $) without knowing the total 1-year fee. They just want to have money, money, money!!! Students have a right to learn the exact final tuition fee before they register. They said that they would let me know until 22nd June 2020 but still there is no information. I sent an e-mail 3 times after 22nd June, they never answered my mail.

Moreover
After the pandemic, the Centennial college has just started to demand the whole tuition fee only from the international students until 6th July 2020 while they were taking the fee semester by semester before the pandemic.
They are not asking the whole fee from the domestic students.

Centennial does not be equal for all students in terms of the payment schedule. The epidemic has already affected to all international students. However, Centennial still does not inform students about Fall fees?

My suggestion is please be careful while you want to go to Centennial College. You should think more than twice if you don't want to go to a school which sees you only as money and doesn't respect your rights.

Centennial College

Good focus on jobs and practical skills

Abdulaziz A.

June 28, 2019

Graduated From

Project Management Graduate Certificate

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Good school that draws students from all around the world. I liked to focus on practical learning and helping graduates find job placements. Faculty and Administration staff were helpful and friendly. I studied here after getting my PR in Canada and my...

Good school that draws students from all around the world. I liked to focus on practical learning and helping graduates find job placements. Faculty and Administration staff were helpful and friendly. I studied here after getting my PR in Canada and my experience has been recognized by employers in the IT industry.

Other courses in Event Planning & Management