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Event Planning & Management
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9-month Event Planning & Management Program

Behind the scenes of every successful event is an expert event planner. This is the person who pulls all the strings, coordinates with suppliers, talent, and the media, and ensures the event goes according to plan.

After this 9-month ONLINE professional diploma program, you will understand – Event Branding, Planning, Execution and Analysis—Budget Development—Professional Communication—Safety, Security and Human Resources—Food and Beverage Planning—Client-Supplier Relations—Service Contracts and Proposals. Graduates of this course have a great track record of finding jobs in their new area of expertise at companies and organizations such as these: The Canada Games • Harvest Jazz & Blues • Astral Media • Wet Ape Productions • Centre of Gravity • Kelowna Music and Arts Festival

Potential career outcomes:

  • Event Operations Manager
  • Promotions Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Convention Coordinator
  • Festival Organizer
  • Meeting Planner
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Trade Show Planner
  • Conference Services Officer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Wedding Planner
  • Sponsorship & Fundraising Coordinator

This program offers unique opportunities by focusing on current realities and trends in the market, including:

  • Project Management
  • Event Analysis and Planning
  • Business Communications
  • Professional Development
  • Human Resources
  • Financial & Legal
  • Marketing

Key Information:

  • Delivery: ONLINE
  • Duration: 36 weeks
  • Starts: October
  • Credential: Diploma

This comprehensive program combines the perfect mix of classroom theory and real-world experience. When and wherever possible, you will take part in the planning of local events and promotions—giving you a chance to learn the ropes first-hand, and network with peers and potential clients or employers.

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Centre for Arts & Technology courses are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today’s workplace. Centre for Arts & Technology schools are more than hallways and classrooms, instructors and students. We’re a community that will nurture you along your educational journey, provide challenges and opportunities, mentorship and motivation, and will foster a collaborative environment where you can reach your full potential.

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have also partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

The heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, BC is known for its unique climate offering students a virtual four-season playground. Our campus facilities include:

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio outfitted with wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware
  • Students lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year
  • Over 10,000 square feet of learning space

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