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Event Management

Event Management

Prepare for a dynamic career in the fast paced and exciting industry of events management.

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Start Date:
1 Year
Advanced Diploma
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Akerley Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Seats available

Program Overview

Are you someone who can multitask, lead, research, prioritize and host an amazing party? Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to plan, organize and implement:

  • Signature events
  • Festivals
  • Weddings
  • Meetings
  • Tradeshows
  • Conferences

With an increasing number of signature events and festivals in Nova Scotia, there is no better time to gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to be successful in one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in the world.

Events and festivals are also an integral part of public, not-for-profit, charitable, private and corporate sectors.

Admission Requirements

Choose NSCC

  • Experiential learning, the process of learning through experience, is a cornerstone to this program. You'll learn through projects and simulations that give you practical, hands-on experience.
  • Our instructors maintain current memberships in professional organizations and have built strong sector relationships in tourism and business. They are ready to share their real-world experience, connections and knowledge.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction and support.
  • Work Experience – You get a chance to apply your learning in a work placement with an employer – locally or even around the world.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to work with public, not-for-profit, charitable, private and corporate sectors in a variety of capacities, including:

  • Conference Organizer
  • Convention and Special Events Planner
  • Event Marketing Specialist
  • Event Planner
  • Meeting Planner
  • Conference Planner
  • Wedding Planner
  • Event Coordinator
  • Festival Organizer
  • Trade Show Organizer

Other Info

  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to program activities and projects are the responsibility of the student.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
ENTR 2000   Foundations of Entrepreneurship
EVNT 3960   Work Experience
EVNT 5100   Logistics, Operations and Risk Management
EVNT 5110   Event Management Foundations
EVNT 5120   Food and Beverage Planning
EVNT 5130   Event Planning
EVNT 5140   Programming for Meetings, Conferences and Trade Shows
EVNT 5150   Computer Applications for Events
EVNT 5160   Event Marketing
EVNT 5200   Human Resources and Volunteer Management
EVNT 5210   Event Programming and Entertainment
EVNT 5220   Revenue and Partnership Development
EVNT 5230   Applied Events
EVNT 5240   Programming for Weddings, Festivals, Entertainment and Charity Events
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Basic Food Safety Training
Emergency First Aid,CPR Level A
Portfolio Development
Serve Right, Responsible Beverage Server Training

Next Steps

  1. 1

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  2. 2

    Application Process

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