Event Planning

The event industry includes business and corporate events, cause related and fundraising events, entertainment, leisure and travel, marketing, sporting, government, civic, and social/life cycle, festivals, meetings, conventions, and more. Learn the business behind the party and build a career in the dynamic world of special events.

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Gainful Employment Information


2017-2018 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. Internship begins after program end date.

Part-Time (M–Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/21/2017 – 1/18/2018 (plus internship)
  • 1/22/2018 – 6/6/2018

Program Cost





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Earning Potential


  • Hourly Pay = $15.80
  • Annual Salary = $32,871


  • Hourly Pay = $29.29
  • Annual Salary = $60,933

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Catering & Events Administrator
  • Catering Sales Manager
  • Communication & Event Coordinator
  • Director of Special Events
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Designer
  • Event Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Event Producer
  • Executive Assistant
  • Group Sales/Corporate Events
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Tradeshow & Event Manager


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Advertising agencies
  • Branding & promotion agencies
  • Conventions and conferences
  • Corporations
  • Event and concert production companies
  • Event equipment rentals and sales companies
  • Event management consultants
  • Extreme/sporting events
  • Festivals and civic/community events
  • Hotel, travel & hospitality companies
  • Integrated marketing & communication companies
  • News media
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Parades producers
  • Public relations firms
  • Ticketing and promotion firms

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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Transitions Orientation
Time: 9:30am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Vocational Transitions (Español)
Time: 1:00pm

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