Event Management

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Program Code: 1831

School: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Progress Campus

Email: hospitality@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2569

By enrolling in the Event Management program, you study the segment of the industry that many identify as the essence of the hospitality spirit.

The backdrop of Centennial College's Event Management courses is a new 350,000-square foot facility that includes a spectacular 20,000-square foot event centre perched on the top of a new building with a view of Toronto's skyline and Lake Ontario. As it is the only dedicated experiential learning site for event management in Canada, the event centre contributes to this being one of the country's most unique event management programs.

During your time in the Event Management program, you lead all aspects of Centennial College's event centre — from planning to execution — and work alongside a world class hospitality and culinary team. As such, you develop your skills while enjoying a one-of-a-kind experience.

Some people argue that the foundation of the hospitality industry is built on the concept of gatherings to share ideas, food and experiences. From a small but significant meeting, to a large and dynamic event, or even an international festival or conference, the event industry is truly one of the most diverse in the world. And with training from this program, you will be at the centre of it all.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
FECM-703 Event Marketing- Festival and Conference Progress Campus
FECM-705 Volunteer and Team Building Coordination Progress Campus
FECM-706 Sponsorship Development Progress Campus
FECM-707 Introduction to Event, Festival and Conference Progress Campus
FECM-711 Networking and Industry Relations Progress Campus
FECM-714 Event Budgeting Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
FECM-701 Risk and Security Management Progress Campus
FECM-702 Site Logistics and Operations Management Progress Campus
FECM-704 Programming Community and Cultural Festivals, Events and Conferences Progress Campus
FECM-712 Creativity and Innovation Progress Campus
FECM-713 Sustainable Events & Festivals Progress Campus
FECM-715 Communications and Media Planning Progress Campus
FECM-716 Festival, Event and Conference Production Practicum Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • With a 20,000-square feet dedicated event space, this is the only experiential learning operation of its kind in Canada that is exclusively for event management education.
  • You learn from industry-selected faculty members who have years of experience.


Articulation Agreements

Degree Completion Pathways

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partner includes:

  • Vancouver Island University, BC

Career Outlook

  • Event Manager
  • Festival Planner
  • Conference Planner

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline
  • We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education and have relevant work experience in hospitality

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $4,458.00 $1099.80 $5,557.80
International $12,772.00 $1659.80 $14,431.80