Jun 02, 2023  
2021-22 College Catalog 
2021-22 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Event Planning Certificate Information

The short-term certificate in Event Planning covers essential skills required for entry-level employment in the Meeting, Convention and Event Planning industry. Students will explore a wide range of event types from corporate, community and celebratory events. The certificate covers topics such as catering, planning and site selection, contracts, marketing, and budgeting. Completion of the certificate provides an opportunity for students to gain industry experience while completing their education.

Certificate includes ServSafe Manager and Guest Service Professional Exam.  Earning passing scores result in industry-recognized certificates.  With additional work experience, students are eligible for the Certified Special Events Professional under Pathway III.  The credits earned in the Event Planning Certificate may be applied toward the Hospitality Management Program, AAB (Owens Code: HOSP) .

Department of Food, Nutrition and Hospitality


Toledo Campus



Dr. Michael Pfahl, Dean

Heritage Hall 106Y (567) 661-7270 michael_pfahl@owens.edu

Beth Williams, Program Director

Heritage Hall 106T (567) 661-7750    beth_williams@owens.edu