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Event Planning and Design

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Program Description

The Event Management and Design Online Training Program will equip students with the knowledge to advance in the field if they have already working in special events, or it will prepare them to enter the profession with an understanding of the industry. Students build a foundation that they can use to build a career in special events or start their own special event business. 

Program Outcomes

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partical Payment Options (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

 This program takes approximately 300 hours to complete. Students may work up to 6 months to complete the online course work.

Program Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for this program. It is taught at the college level and requires basic high-school level academic competencies. Students should have a high school degree or the equivalent, basic liberal arts knowledge, and an understanding of and interest in different cultures.


This online program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac. A high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable) is required. Students will need a basic understanding of computers and must be comfortable navigating the Internet. E-mail capabilities are also required.  Microsoft Outlook 2007 software should be installed prior to beginning this program.  This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours



Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:

HSL 025


Event Management and Design (Module I)




Art of the Event, by James C. Monroe, CMP, CSEP and Special Events:  Creating and Sustaining a New World for Celebration, 7th Edition by Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP (Both are included in the class fees)

HSL 026


Event Management and Design (Module 2)







Event Management and Design (Module 3)





Course Series Totals:




Included in class fees

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Outstanding people skills, professional appearance, ability to work independently, good math skills.  Knowledge and/or experience in hospitality-related fields helpful.

​Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course facilitator will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class. 


Career Opportunities:

Event planning small business owner

Event planner for business or organization

Wedding planner

convention center or venue event planner

Career Coach

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Contact Information

Program Support: Danielle Bennett,, 443-480-4925, Catonsville BESS 100

Program Director: Evelyn Weaver,, 443-840-5840, Hunt Valley Center 106

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