Burlington Vermont College Campus

Event Planning Certificate

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BurlingtonCollege’s Event Planning Certificate program offers courses geared toward both the event planning professional and novice. Classes meet the needs of the emerging field of meeting and event planning. The courses provide students with the basic knowledge and the unique nomenclatureand protocol of event professionals. The event planning program helps guide students toward one of the comprehensive certificate programs offered by professional certification organizations.

Event planning courses are designed for students interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of event and meeting organization, including research, design, planning, coordination, and evaluation of events, including comprehensive wedding planner topics. Emphasis is on the training required for a successful career as an event and meeting professional.

Event Planning Certificate Requirements

Entry Level (100): 6-12 credits
GEN171/2-Writing for College II    
HEM110-Hospitality and the Tourism Industry
HEM130-Hospitality Services I   


Intermediate Level: 9 credits
Public Relations and Marketing
Meeting, Conference & Event Planning
Business Law, Contracts, and Negotiations


Total Credits Above Entry Level: 18