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

 

2016-2017 Program Dates

Part-Time (M–Th, 12–4 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – 7/20/2017, plus internship

Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 742.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 42.00
  • Cost per Credit: $84
  • Additional Fees: $1,506
  • Estimated Program Cost: $5,034 (books may add to your final cost)

 

 

 

 


Courses

Code Course Credits
MGD 118 Digital Color Theory 3.00
CIS 118 Intro to PC Applications 3.00
HOS 206 Event Operations/Logistics 3.00
HOS 210 Event Finances 3.00
MAR 202 Event Marketing/Communications 3.00
CIS 167 Desktop Publishing: Publisher 3.00
HOS 208 Large Scale Events 3.00
ENG 113 Business English 3.00
HOS 209 Meeting Planning 3.00
BTE 166 Business Editing Skills 3.00
HOS 261 Event Technology 3.00
CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook 1.00
COM 262 Communicating with Impossible People 1.00
MAR 160 Customer Service 3.00
COM 101 Employment Strategies 1.00
HOS 280 Internship 3.00

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Earning Potential

Entry-level

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

Experienced

  • 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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