About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:1 Year
Code:0185

Program Highlights

  • Small classes and hands-on training allow for optimal learning
  • Students complete more than 150 field placement hours
  • Students develop and operate in groups a series of “live” events as part of the course program outline
  • Graduates can seek professional recognition from IFEA, SITE, MPI, FEO and PCMA
  • This program has earned international recognition, with a Gold Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) 2015, 2012 and a Silver Pinnacle Award in 2009
  • Program exceeds current provincial event management standards
  • Successful history of graduate employment
  • Program is well connected to the industry with networking opportunities
  • Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards including an exclusive event management scholarship funded by the Many Hands Project

Career Opportunities

  • Charitable organizations/Not for profits
  • Community and sports associations
  • Entrepreneurial and consulting enterprises
  • Meeting and convention planning
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Tourism and economic development
  • Wine industry
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Convention centres
  • Government related
  • Destination management
  • Marketing and PR firms
  • Recreation and leisure

This program is unique, specialized and highly challenging—just what I wanted in a graduate certificate program. The curriculum combines classroom learning with a multitude of hands-on experiences and networking opportunities.

Danielle Britton, Event Management (Graduate Certificate) graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
#0185 - 1 Year NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Closed
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available
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