Continuing Education and Professional Development
Event Planning Certificate Program - FAQ
What is the job outlook for this profession?
Event planners should have good employment opportunities. According to EMSI, the average hourly earnings in Michigan are $17.58 with a 9% expected growth rate by 2017. The top industries for this occupation are Office Administrative Services, Support Services, State and Local Government, Hotels, Religious Organizations, and Convention and Trade Show Organizers.
Do I need to fulfill any prerequisites prior to registering for any of these classes?
There are no prerequisites for Introduction to Event Planning and Wedding Planning: Creating the Memories of a Lifetime. It is recommended that you take Introduction to Event Planning prior to taking Special Event Design & Décor. The prerequisites for Event Planning Practical Experience are Introduction to Event Planning, Wedding Planning: Creating the Memories of a Lifetime, and Special Event Design & Décor.
It is recommended that students complete the classes in the following order: Introduction to Event Planning, Wedding Planning: Creating the Memories of a Lifetime, Special Event Design & Décor, Event Planning Practical Experience.
What is considered successful completion of the training program?
Attendance in 90% of the classes and successful completion of class projects/assignments.
What industries need event planners?
Many people think event planners are only needed for weddings. This is not true; there is a need for event planners in non-profits, corporations, associations and municipalities.
What is involved in the Event Planning Practical Experience class?
Students will complete 6 hours in the classroom learning about etiquette, professional responsibilities and legal ramifications for event planners. The final 6 hours will be spent completing practical experience in planning and implementing an event. The instructors will provide all information regarding the practical experience on the first night of class.
Will I need to purchase any books for this program?
Yes. Students are required to purchase books for the Wedding Planning: Creating the Memories of a Lifetime and Special Event Design & Décor classes which are available for purchase at the Schoolcraft College Bookstore.
How long will it take me to complete my certificate?
Students must complete all four classes to earn a certificate. The quickest the certificate could be completed is within two semesters. Students may also elect to take the class at a slower pace and complete over a longer period of time.
Is job placement available?
Schoolcraft College does not provide job placement; however, our Career and Transfer Center specializes in assisting students in their job search. The Career and Transfer Center is located in the McDowell Center in room 205, or you can call (734) 462-4421 for more information.
How do I sign up for this program?
- Register online at http://www.schoolcraft.edu/webadvisor
- Bring in the registration form with payment to the McDowell Center, Livonia Campus
- Mail the registration form with payment to: Schoolcraft College – Cashier, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152
Who can I contact to find out more about this program?
Contact the Continuing Education and Professional Development department at (734) 462-4448. For detailed program information, please contact Christopher & Company at 248-668-9273 or visit http://www.christopherandcompany.net