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Event Management

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1150
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

The Event Management program is a one-year, full-time graduate certificate program that is specifically designed to meet the needs of a growing industry in the planning and management of events.

The program will provide graduate students with specialized training in event management and will assist students in obtaining and developing the skills and understanding necessary to plan, promote and operate events for the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 40

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Event Management - Program # 1150

Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $2053.96 $1767.96
Year Total   $3821.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Event Management - Program # 1150


Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7122.96 $6572.96
Year Total   $13695.92

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will be able to effectively plan and execute events including financial budgets, site and facility operations, sponsorship management and stakeholder relations. They will be well equipped to design an integrated marketing and promotional plan, effectively manage human resources and operate in a professional and ethical manner within the event industry.

On average, 89% of graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
BUS8030 Event Planning

Description: This course will provide students with a top-down perspective of the event industry, including terminology, best practices and career opportunities. Classes will examine specific economic and infrastructure characteristics that influence each market sector, as well as more universally applicable areas such as risk management tactics, ethical standards and business protocol. Through the use of a variety of teaching methods, including case studies and guest speakers, students will be able to demonstrate the key differences, similarities and career opportunities within each sector, as well as understand the variety of influencing factors within the industry as a whole.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8050 Human Resources and Volunteer Management

Description: Staffing is integral to any events success. Throughout this course students will examine best practices for hiring, organizing, coordinating and managing people for varied events. Much can be achieved with the right team whether they are talented amateurs, enthusiastic volunteers or professional paid staff. Students will practice planning and implementing training programs for both professional and volunteer staff for a variety of events.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8060 Sponsorship and Fundraising

Description: This course discusses the strategies used for generating event revenue through fundraising and special event management. The student will be introduced to the concept of sponsorship and the process of meeting organization and sponsor needs. Legislation affecting sponsor and donor relationships will be examined, as well as legislation affecting fund-raising ventures.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8260 Strategic Event and Tourism Marketing

Description: Students will learn about the relationship of events to the tourism industry, their economic impact and the effects of globalization. Using marketing skills developed in previous marketing courses, students will plan marketing strategies and create promotional material for a variety of events including festivals, sporting, adventure tourism, social, corporate, trade shows, consumer shows, and government.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP8000 The Art of Food and Beverage

Description: When it comes to the planning of food and beverage functions for events there are several key ingredients to include. While all aspects of a catered function are important, it is ultimately the quality of food, beverage and service that makes one of the deepest and most lasting impressions on attendees. Students will gain an appreciation of the expertise required to combine staffing, logistics, and venue atmosphere in order to create a recipe for success when it comes to special events.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace

Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself while on an unpaid work placement within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while on unpaid work placements, as well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their Placement Employers. Participants in this course are required to provide informed consent regarding WSIB or other insurance coverage while on an unpaid work placement
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER8100 Site Logistics I

Description: This course is an introduction to the variety of logistical elements that are required to run a successful program or event. Topics will cover such areas as techniques to research, survey and recommend a location. In depth focus on the steps required to succeed on the designated delivery date through the creation, communication and execution of the onsite logistical plan will also be included. The design of this course will introduce you to the tangible steps required to run and execute one day programs or one time special events. Concepts learned in this course will form a foundation of knowledge that will be applied to more complex program and event logistics via the Site Logistics II course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
BUS8070 Applied Operations Team Project

Description: Under the direction of a faculty supervisor, the class will be given the opportunity to plan, promote, operate and evaluate an event. The students will be given the opportunity to develop skills in planning, administration, marketing, and operations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER8100
CoRequisites:

BUS8100 Field Placement

Description: The Field Placement will provide the learner with the opportunity to practice the theory taught in the classroom and to further explore areas of interest in the event management industry. The learner will work with a company or oganization to develop appropriate knowledge, skills and best practices. The company or organization contact for the student will act as a role model, share knowledge, facilitate learning experiences and assist in the development of the learner's professionalism and awareness of best practices in the field. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge and skills to actual job roles and responsibilities whenever possible.
Hours: 120
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: OHS1320
CoRequisites:

BUS8120 The Business of Event Management

Description: Event Management has become big business. Organizations rely on event managers to provide professional leadership, strategic vision and business management skills to them. This course will enable students to develop necessary marketing, financial, administrative and entrepreneurial skills that will positively impact their entry into this dynamic and growing industry.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8250 Exhibition and Sporting Event Management

Description: The focus of this course is the development and operation of Trade Shows Exhibitions, and sporting events. Students will become familiar with all aspects from the development of exhibitor packages, site selection, site plan development and the marketing and promotional strategies. Students will learn the different roles event staff, exhibitors, volunteers, sponsors and the suppliers of services and goods play together in successfully hosting events.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP8100 Production and Staging for Event Managers

Description: Effective production and staging for any event requires the Event Manager to identify the necessary key elements as they relate to the overall program objectives and design. An overview of production terminology, the benefits and risks of working with a variety of entertainment, as well as the legal obligations as it relates to government regulation will enable the student to hire the technical staff best suited for the program outcomes. Special focus will be on large scale, entertainment rich events.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER8110 Site Logistics II

Description: This course will build on the knowledge, theory and terminology acquired via successful completion of Site Logistics I. Students will study programs that are more logistically complex from a number of perspectives in order to increase their understanding of the overall advanced skill-set that is required in the event industry. Focus will be on sourcing, securing, planning and management of larger programs such as (but not limited to) special events, multi-day educational conferences, ancillary programs and incentives. Students will gain valuable insight into the processes that are required to hire and work with a variety of third parties both at home and abroad. As well, through hands-on experiential learning opportunities, the student will broaden their understanding of food and beverage selection and working with a professional culinary team. There will be special focus on the management of programs that require the integration of a variety of groups into one cohesive unit in order to ensure the project is a success.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER8100
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2017 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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