Event Planner

Almost 1.8 million meetings and special events happen in the U.S. each year, resulting in approximately $280 billion in spending. Event planner salaries in South Carolina start at $22.76 per hour. The Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program will give you the tools to become a successful event and meeting planning consultant in eight weeks. Whether you are planning a wedding, intend to start your own event planning company or responsible for planning events for your current job, this three-session certificate program will give you the skills to work more effectively and more efficiently. 

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Meeting and Event Planning Part I

ID: CEEVT-523

Part one of a three course certificate program. Explore and understand the basic concepts of planning and executing a successful event. Whether your interests lie in opening your own event company, planning a wedding, or simply mastering the skills to plan the perfect meeting for work, this introductory course will provide you with the skill set to understand the basics of event planning.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Meeting and Event Planning Part II

ID: CEEVT-524

Part two of a three course certificate program. Beyond the basics of Event and Meeting Planning I, this course will provide you with step-by-step instructions, worksheets, and check lists to ensure the success of planning your next personal or business event. Gain important skills that will allow you to navigate critical event logistics such as contract negotiation skills and venue selection. Grasp the importance of business and wedding etiquette from guest speakers who are Columbia's experts in event planning. Prerequisite: Event and Meeting Planning Part I.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Meeting and Event Planning Part III

ID: CEEVT-525

It all comes together in this course that offers guidelines and resources for the prospective event planning professional. This course will cover all aspects of starting a career as an event planner, whether you desire to open your own business or simply want to strengthen your resume with your new skill set. Explore how to establish your pricing, determine your niche, create a business plan, and develop marketing concepts. Prerequisite: Event and Meeting Planning I and II.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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