2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event Planning - Certificate

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Event Planning Department has designed this certificate program to increase student qualifications to enter or advance in positions in the convention, conference, meeting and event planning industries. Successful event planning requires a unique combination of skills and knowledge including skills in management, accounting and finance, marketing and communication. Students in this program will learn about facilities, contracts, and related areas of convention, conference and meeting planning.

The students who will be the most successful in this program will bring with them basic business skills and work experience. If students need to strengthen skills, they are encouraged to take courses listed under Recommended Electives before enrolling in the 200-level courses. Please see a program adviser to plan the course schedule that will best meet your needs.

Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 44.5 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses as well as a minimum grade of 2.5 in all hospitality classes.

Note: Courses approved for transfer from other academic institutions must have a minimum grade equivalent of 2.5.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Beth O’Donnell bodonnel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1208
Linda Russell lrussell@edcc.edu | 425.640.1137
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

PGM Code – 276C
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Effectively apply written and oral communication and group interaction skills appropriate to the event industry.
  • Develop Requests for Proposals, utilize market research and budget analysis, and analyze assessment of risks through the use of critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
  • Effectively solve problems or make recommendations using quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  • Effectively manage projects and events demonstrating time management and organizational skills.
  • Implement the skills and abilities required to successfully plan, design and produce an event.


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