Event Planning

Become an Event Planner or Advance the Event Management Skills You Already Have!

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Our program offers degree and certificate options to meet your specific educational goals. Earn a one-year Certificate, a two-year Associate of Technical Arts degree, or a Transfer Degree to a Bachelor's program. Learn the practical and theoretical aspects of event and meeting management, including best practices in research, design, planning, budgeting, coordination, promotion, risk management, and sustainability of meetings and events. Already an event planner? Refine your skills and elevate your career.

Department News

Fall registration is on now. Fall classes are listed below. Do you want to know more? Linda Russell, Event Planning department head, faculty, and advisor will be holding open advising on two upcoming dates:

Campus Resource Fair

September 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the campus courtyard

Lobby Advising

September 14, 9 a.m.-noon in the lobby of Snohomish Hall

Fall Quarter Classes:

  • Introduction to Catering (CLART 105, 2 credits, online)
  • Event Planning/Risk Management (EVPL 240, 5 credits, online)
  • Event Planning/Best Practices (EVPL 265, 5 credits, online)
  • Event Planning/Entertainment and Production (EVPL 276, 2 credits, online) 

Get Organized: Explore a Career in Event Planning

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Meeting/Convention and Event Planners are in-demand. Employment is expected to grow at a rate of 16 percent over the next decade — faster than the average for all occupations. the median wage for event planners in the Seattle area was $45,810 in 2012. At Edmonds CC you can get the training that will help you launch or advance your event career!

Start a Bachelor's Degree

We offer two direct transfer degrees that allow you to develop the necessary skills and abilities to be a successful event planner and then to expand your career options by completing your Bachelor's Degree. Transfer to South Seattle College to earn a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Business Management or Central Washington University (either in Lynnwood or Ellensburg) to earn a Bachelor's degree in Administrative Management.