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Catalog 2021-2022 
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Event Management 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 are already working in special events or prepare them to enter the profession with an understanding of the industry. Students build a foundation they can use to build a career in special events or start their own special event business. 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. apply the knowledge and skills to be effective as a professional event planner in a variety of event businesses;

2. demonstrate the fundamentals of an event life cycle including designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating; and

3. prepare to start a career with a special event business, or work in an events management role.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

 Approximately 300 hours. Students may take up to 6 months to complete the online course work.

Program Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic high school level competencies
  • Basic liberal arts knowledge
  • Understanding of, and interest in, different cultures

Computer requirements:

  • PC or Mac with a high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable)
  • Basic understanding of computers and how to navigate the Internet
  • E-mail capability
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 software should be installed prior to beginning this program
  • Program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, and IE 7 and later browsers

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

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; cost is included in the class fees

HSL 026


Event Management and Design (Module 2)





Same as HSL 025

HSL 027

Event Management and Design (Module 3)




Same as HSL 025

Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

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

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

Career Opportunities:
Event planning small business owner, event planner for business or organization, wedding planner, or convention center or venue event planner.

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at: .  Explore career and training opportunities at:

Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Yumi Kim | | 443-840-5840 | Owings Mills 305D


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