Dec 07, 2023  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Event Management and Design

Location(s): Online

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Program Description

Event designers create a vision for an event and plan the details to transform a space and ensure that all the elements come together for a stunning event. An event manager makes planning decisions, such as the time, location, and theme of an event. During an event, event managers oversee the event live and make sure things run smoothly. After an event, event managers are review event data and analyze financial outcomes. ​​​

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. 

Students entering this program should have outstanding people skills, professional appearance, ability to work independently, good math skills, and 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. 

​Event management and design jobs can be found  in small or large companies, and includes corporations, wedding planners,  convention centers, and event venues, or students may start their own business.  Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

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.

CCBC Pathway

Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

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

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education 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.

Length of Training

 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 recommended
  • 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 these browsers: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozille Firefox are preferred. MicrosoftEdge and Safari are also compatible.

This program is eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding

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)




Event Management and Design (Module I)


Included in course costs.




Event Management and Design (Module 2)


Included in course costs.



Course Series Totals:






Career Coach

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Contact Information

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

Program Assistant: Kristal Parker |​|443-840-4483 |Owings Mills 302 ​​​​

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