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Special Events Planning Program (H121)-2013-2014
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Special Events Planning Program (H121)

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PROGRAMSpecial Events Planning Program
CODEH121
SCHOOLSchool of Hospitality and Tourism Management
LOCATIONSt James Campus
DURATION2 years (4 semesters)
STARTING MONTHSeptember, January
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY2013-2014
METHOD OF STUDYFT

Are you a dynamic person who loves big events? Are you looking for an exciting career in a fast-paced industry where every day brings something new?


Full Program Descriptions
Description  

Are you a dynamic person who loves big events? Are you looking for an exciting career in a fast-paced industry where every day brings something new?

If you are, bring your energy, creativity, organizational skills and love of special events to Ontario’s dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. In this two-year diploma program, learn how to plan and execute large and small events, and also complete a seven-week industry externship placement in your final semester, which will give you a great head start as you begin your career.

Additionally, you will gain hands-on experience in event management practices such as planning, design, marketing, fundraising/sponsorship, budgeting, risk management, event evaluation and much more.

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Part Time Study Options  George Brown also offers part-time tour guide and event and meeting management programs and a variety of evening courses in Hospitality and Tourism. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca

Course Outline
Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

 

HOST1070

Catering for Event Planners

HOST1137

Marketing for Events

HOST1033

Professional Guest Services

HOST1043

Special Event Planning and Delivery

HOST1068

Smart Serve

GSSC1048

Trends and Issues in Tourism

COMP1082

Computer Skills and Applications

MATH1000

Math Foundations

COMM1003

English Skills

 

SEMESTER 2

 

HOST1097

Meetings and Conferences

HOST1042

Leadership and Group Dynamics

HOST1129

Selling Special Events

ACCT1037

Hospitality Accounting

LAW2014

Liability, Risk Management and Guest Security

HOST1084

Introduction to Wines and Beverages for Special Events

MATH1102

Hospitality Math

COMM1007

College English

GNED

General Education Elective

 

SEMESTER 3

 

HRM2012

Human Resources Management

HOST1126

Career Preparation

HOST2066

Event Operations I

HOST2059

Management Accounting for Special Events

GHUM1025

Speaking with Confidence

HOSF2024

Food and Wine Pairing

COMM1047

Business Communications

GNED

General Education Elective

 

SEMESTER 4

 

HOST2077

Building Your Special Event Business

HOST2072

Festivals and Volunteer Management

HOST2063

Event Operations II – In-house Project

HOST2064

Externship

For detailed course outlines click here.

For a list of General Education Electives click here.  

 



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities
Your Career You will have your pick of exciting and challenging roles such as event planner, conference planner, meeting planner, catering manager, incentive travel manager, festival planner, social event planner, and event fundraiser.

Articulation Agreement Earn a diploma and bachelor’s degree in four years. Graduates of our Hotel Management, Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, and Special Events Planning diploma programs may be eligible to enter the third year of the Hospitality Operations Management degree program.

Future Study Options Earn a diploma and bachelor’s degree in four years. Graduates of the Special Events Planning program may be eligible to enter the third year of the Hospitality Operations Management degree program at George Brown College. This educational path requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to qualify, including four electives. You will begin with a May – August bridging semester and start the degree program in September. Talk to a program co-ordinator about articulation options.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition $3,460.00*

Additional Cost 

Textbooks                                            $500
Field trips and industry site visits         $50

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2012. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2013 and at later dates.



How to Qualify and Apply
Student Success
Success Stories  

“Going to George Brown College and being part of this program really taught me the ins and outs of planning an event. I also couldn’t have succeeded without my wonderful professors, who were so great at teaching me the event planning business. This program – along with various event internships – has really shaped my planning career, and I couldn’t have chosen a better experience!”

Nicole Escano (2010 graduate, Special Events Planning)



Contact Us
Contact Us  

Contact Paul Araujo or Ijaz Jamal, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, at 416-415-5000, ext.6200 (for Paul Araujo) and ext.6281 (for Ijaz Jamal) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

E-mail hospitality@georgebrown.ca

For updated information and course descriptions, visit georgebrown.ca or call 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



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