Event Management | St. Clair College
One Year - Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Starts: September, January
Dwayne St. John
519-972-2727 ext. 4580

Program Overview

This new program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, organize, coordinate, implement and promote special events for the public, corporate and non-profit sectors. Graduates will be able to develop and implement financial initiatives, coordinate effective venue management and apply the principles of marketing strategies, effective human resource management, business administration skills, and the principles of professionalism and ethics. The ever growing industry of events is being used to stimulate economies, increase tourism, develop community awareness, foster public involvement, improve quality of life, generate revenue and market products.

Career Opportunities

The event industry is a rapidly growing segment of virtually every sector of society. Events are part of public, not-for-profit, charitable, private, and corporate sectors. Employment opportunities may be found at tourism associations, trade and professional associations, convention and conference centres, governments and at conference and event planning companies.

Admission Requirements

College Diploma or University Degree OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education (as determined by the College).

Program Related Recommendations:

  • Related work experience is highly recommended
  • Applicants should be computer literate in a Windows PC or MAC environment

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Event Management I - Banquets & Culinary Events
Business Of Event Management
Event Risk Managment
Marketing Management & Multimedia
Volunteer & Human Resource Management
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Event Management II - Meetings Expositions & Conventions
Event Management III - Festivals & Sporting Events
Fundraising Events - Not For Profit
Professional Sales Negotiations For Event Management
Event Management Project

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Event Management (Ontario College Graduate Certificate) (72205)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop and implement financial initiatives based on event objectives through methods such as sponsorship programs, grant applications, and fundraising initiatives.
  2. Plan, design, and coordinate effective site and facility operations.
  3. Apply the principles of marketing to events.
  4. Apply strategies for effective human resource management to events.
  5. Create, plan, and implement effective programming for events.
  6. Apply accounting and financial knowledge and skills to the operation of events.
  7. Apply business administration skills to the operation of events.
  8. Apply the principles of professionalism and ethics to event management