Algonquin College

Event Management

Graduate Certificate

Turn your passion for planning into an exciting career.
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 in-person, virtual and hybrid events, 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 in:

corporations or associations
museums or attractions
sports organizations
wedding planning companies
tourism organizations
festivals or cultural organizations
hotels or cruise lines
government and non-profit organizations - locally, nationally or globally.
Positions include:

event planner/coordinator/manager
corporate event planner or event tourism planner
wedding planner or consultant
festival manager
You may also choose to pursue self-employment opportunities.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Have a passion for planning, enjoy putting their plans into action and organizing events.
Are able to meet tight and evolving deadlines, through the use of strong organizational and time management skills.
Are able to manage and prioritize personal and professional responsibilities.
Possess exceptional teamwork skills and the ability to motivate others
Thrive in high-energy, challenging environments.
Enjoy brainstorming and problem solving.
Have strong computer skills.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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