Metropolitan Community College - Continuing Education
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Event and Wedding Planning Noncredit Certificate

MCC's Event and Wedding Planning Noncredit Certification takes students through the core classes to kick start or enhance their event planning career. Upon completion, students will be able to take their career from coordinating to producing high functioning programming.

Event planners, companies and organization are eager to take their events to the next level. Completing this certification will be a major boost, positioning you as a knowledgeable, professional and highly committed planning professional. You will strengthen your communication, interpersonal relationships, fine tune the art of negotiation, enhance your organizational and problem solving skills.

Do you have creative event ideas that you want to learn how to bring to life? Do you have a knack for organization and planning? Do you love to play host to friends and family? Do you have a desire to be your own boss? If so, you can become an event planner.




  • Event Planning
  • Wedding Planning
  • Event Design

Core Classes (required)

  1. Event and Wedding Planning: Entrepreneurship and Management

  2. Event Design and Floral Artistry 

  3. Event Budgeting and Financial Management

  4. Negotiating Event Contracts and Agreements

Elective Classes (choose two)

  1. Building a Culture of Creative Thinking 

  2. Catering: Food and Beverage Coordination

  3. Conference Logistics

  4. Designing Event Backdrops 

  5. Establish a Marketing and Social Media Presence

  6. Event Coordination and Production

  7. Event Design, Space Planning and Time Management

  8. Event Entertainment and Audio-Visual

  9. Wedding and Event Trends

Empowered by MCC's education, students will have access to:

  • Extensive training

  • Industry-leading professional instructors

  • Cutting edge technology and supplies

  • Hands-on support

  • Choice of electives

​Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore career opportunities within the event industry, while identifying which one of the industry's pillars is right for you.
  • Design concepts based on event goals and objectives.
  • Describe and preform all phases of event coordination (research, design, planning, pre-production, on-site management, evaluation & post-event).
  • Recognize and determine solutions for potential conflicts and challenges that may arise before, during and after and event.
  • Learn about the financial management process for event planning, from developing a budget to analyzing return on investment. 
  • Gain working knowledge of menu planning, pricing, food and beverage trends. 
  • Apply best practices in budgeting, vetting, contracting and entertainment. 
  • Become skilled at handling venue contracts, including developing a comprehensive RFP, evaluating vendors and preparing a negotiable plan. 
  • Integrate AV into your projects for a better client experience.
  • Identify specific potential risks associated with and event and manage resources to mitigate those risks. 
  • Complete a portfolio that can be presented to potential employers.

Growing Industries:

  • Seven tourism industries serve both local residents and tourists from outside of the county.

  • Attractions: museums, parks, historical sites, zoos and amusement or theme parks.

  • Accommodations and Lodging: hotels, motels, casino hotels, bed-and-breakfast and more.

  • Food and Beverage Services: food service, contractors, caterers, restaurants, cafeterias and more.

  • Recreation and Entertainment: marinas, rental goods, sports teams, clubs, racetracks, casinos, golf courses and country clubs.

  • Transportation:scenic and sightseeing transportation and charter bus industry.

  • Visitor and Travel Services: gift, novelty and souvenir stores, travel agencies and reservation services.

  • Events and Conferences: convention, visitors bureaus and convention and trade show organizers.

Job Market:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of meeting, convention and event planners is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Meeting, Convention and Event Planners (2019).