Study Event Management part-time

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Get the know-how to manage successful events of any size. Explore trends and technologies that drive the industry. Field placement included!

Please refer to the Event Management program page for all of the main details, including admissions requirements.

Program information

Program description

Events can be used to stimulate economies, develop community awareness, increase public involvement, improve quality of life, raise funds and market products. Managing a successful event of any size requires extensive know-how and planning. In Georgian’s Event Management program, you gain the skills and experience to prepare for an exciting career in a fast-paced industry that relies on client satisfaction. The curriculum, designed by industry professionals, enables you to explore current trends and technologies that drive the industry. You have opportunities to gain hands-on experience in planning, marketing, executing and evaluating events. By the end of the program, you are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to find employment in the event industry.

Review program admission requirements and information about career opportunities.

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Course information

Course offerings and equivalents

Currently available courses are linked below.

Applied Event Operations
EVNT 1021
Catering Management
EVNT 1024
Digital Event Production
EVNT 1026
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
EVNT 1023
Field Placement
EVNT 1027
Human Resources and Volunteer Management
EVNT 1025
Risk Management
EVNT 1022

How to apply to the part-time Event Management graduate certificate program

Apply online through

  1. Make sure you meet program admission requirements
  2. Complete an online application using the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) using the part-time program code
  3. When registration opens,  select the course(s) from the program webpage course listing and follow the prompt steps to register and pay

Need help with your application?

Watch a video tutorial

Contact the Office of the Registrar

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Finance and fees

Are part-time students eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.

For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.

What is the cost of the program?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.

For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.

Online learning

What is an OntarioLearn (ODE) course?Georgian College Chevron

These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.

OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.

When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Can I transfer credits or prior life or work experience to fast track my studies?Georgian College Chevron

Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.

Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.

To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

Do you have questions about studying Event Management part-time?

Questions about the program?

Tammy Burke-Marson, Programming Support Assistant