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Overview

Learn the broad range of skills needed to professionally manage weddings and events including logistics, marketing, décor, and cultural traditions.

Credential
Certificate
Tuition
Length
Start Dates
Jan, Sep

What you will learn

 
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Logistics for local and destination weddings and events
  • Themes, cultures, traditions, and protocols
  • Marketing strategies and planning
  • Public relations and social media
  • Pricing and product distribution
  • Vendor and supplier contract negotiation
  • Food and beverage requirements
  • Décor, flowers, hair and makeup
  • Photographers and entertainment
  • Business, financial, and legal documents
  • Contingency planning
  • Ethics, professionalism, and workplace standards
  • Business mathematics and event costing
 

What to expect

 
  • Lectures and demonstrations
  • Group activities
  • Individual and group projects
  • Field trips
  • Practical assignments
  • Theory and/or practical exams
 

Admission requirements

 

Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners. Applicants should be 18 years of age or older, or a secondary school graduate.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.

 

Recommended Characteristics

 
  • Willingness and ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Ability to apply a concept (idea/vision) to an application (event)
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct research and apply findings to specific projects
  • Familiarity with business English
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Comfortable planning and working independently
  • Able to adapt to changing situations and formulate contingency plans
 

Fees and other costs  

 
Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Application fee $35  
Tuition $4,203  
College initiative $39  
Campus resource $169  
Total $4,446  
 

Additional Details

 

Have a question? Email us - weddingevent@vcc.ca