Some online certificate programs focused on event planning include the event management certificate offered at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the event planning certificate at the New York Institute of Art and Design. The schools help students gain skills necessary to enter the field of event planning at the entry-level.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh offers students coursework that teach them how to spot event trends, plan what is needed and determine budget and costs. Students who complete the program are prepared for careers such as event planner, catering manager and hotel sales manager.
The New York Institute of Art and Design's 270-hour, six-unit course results in a Graduation Certificate in Event Planning. Students can also participate in a virtual internship where they will plan an event from start to finish.
Some other schools offering event planning certificates include Bunker Hill Community College, Salem State University and North Shore Community College.