2021-2022 Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event Planner Occupational Skills Award

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The Event Planner Occupational Skills Award prepares the student with skills that are necessary to become a successful planner within the industry. The focus will be on details, vision, organization and the means to produce both big and small events. Event Planners may work on a freelance basis, for an event planning company and/or nonprofit organization and for-profit corporations. Coursework covers planning and directing an event from start to finish. This will include: promotions, music, hospitality, merchandise and/or vendors, stage, rentals, culinary, lighting, selecting a venue, budget, and an internship in the field.
After completion of the skills award, students will be eligible for a position in the following areas: fashion event planner, assistant event planner, fashion show event planner, assistant event coordinator, and assistant event manager.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a special event which will include: selecting the venue, theme, stage, promotions, music, lighting, merchandise, hospitality and staying within a given budget. 
  • Create a professional portfolio depicting their produced event while highlighting all of the necessary skills to become a successful event planner. Skills include: budgeting, logistics, promotion, communication, scheduling, procurement and measuring the overall success of the event.
  • Complete an industry internship including the completion of three individual goals/objectives as determined by themselves and an industry supervisor.


Course ID Title Units
BUS 160   Entrepreneurship 3
FASH 101   Introduction to Fashion Careers 3
FASH 147   Special Events Coordination and Promotion 3
FASH 148   Visual Merchandising 3
FASH 145   *§ Internship 1
CWE 180   *† Co-Op-Ed Fashion 1



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

†Recommended to be taken in last semester of program.

§Must be taken concurrently with CWE 180*.

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