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Event Planning course online curriculum

Interviewing clients, determining budgets and expectations, evaluating and booking venues, vendors, and accommodations—our students graduate with an in-depth understanding of what it takes to plan and execute a successful event. Our Event Planning course online curriculum also provides business and self-employment guidance so you can equip yourself with the marketing, financial, and managerial skills needed to succeed.

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Concepts in Small Business and Self-Employment  

Evaluating your business idea; setting yourself apart from the competition; market testing; investment funding and donation funding; qualities of an entrepreneur; crowd funding and angel investors.

Lesson Group 2: Foundations of Event Planning

Introduction to Event Planning  

The role of the event planner; sharpening your event-planning skills; why people hire event planners; typical services provided by event planners.

Making a Lasting Impression  

The importance of professionalism and manners; conducting the first client interview; contracting with clients and vendors; event insurance and liability; the importance of developing a team.

Client Services  

Creating a timeline; typical event styles and themes; event marketing and promotion; organizing and controlling the event; client review and service evaluation.

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Program Description

Students will learn about the role and obligations of professional event planners and the techniques and processes used to design and execute a variety of family and work-related social activities based on client needs and input. The program provides instruction on the basic structure of popular life, social, and corporate events as well as the basic business and self-employment skills necessary to operate an event planning business.

Program Objectives

After completing the Event Planning program, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the role of the event planner and explain the importance of the interview process in determining the budget, size, and style of events.
  2. Identify the various events associated with event planning, including birthdays, silent auctions, religious celebrations, and showers, and describe the processes that must be followed to successfully schedule and plan these events.
  3. Describe the responsibilities associated with planning and organizing an event, including working with vendors and selecting venues.
  4. Summarize the important business considerations involved in running an event planning business, such as financial management, business planning, marketing, and staff considerations.

Planning for career growth

Ashworth College API Program Name Career Diploma program help you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412