Hospitality & Tourism

Learn the ropes and get a great job in the hospitality industry!

From baking to bartending, culinary and restaurant certifications to operating your own food truck, Wake Tech has a short-term training program to get you the skills you need for the in-demand jobs in the Triangle region. Learn the science, techniques, and trends that will give you the foundational knowledge to be prepared for the challenges face by professionals in the hospitality industry. 

Course Details & Registration Information

Special Event Planning
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
252431 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 01/31/2022 03/09/2022 C. Hardy $125.00 0/10
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Hotel Sales & Catering, Banquets, Wedding Planners, Entrepreneurs, Au Pair Students
Make your next event extraordinary by learning to plan professional and polished events for any occasion. Discover how to prepare budgets, design programs and invitations, and select music. Tap into your creativity when choosing food and flowers. Learn the latest scheduling technology tools used by major companies. Memorable and impressive events are in your future!
Course Objectives
  1. a. Learn what it takes to develop, plan and execute professional special events.
    b. Work with vendors and contractors
    c. Manage the work between different clients
    d. Budget your resources
    e. Market your business
    f. Learn how to plan different types and sizes of special events
    g. Get access to CVENT University ( Online Certification) .

Outline of Instruction
  1. a. Class One:
    i. Introduction to Event planning
    1. Why do you want to plan events?
    2. What is event planning?
    3. Why do clients use event planners?
    4. Types of events
    5. Is this for you?

    ii. Planning Basics
    1. Critical Elements
    2. Resources
    3. Details
    4. Budget
    5. The Planning Formula
    6. Access to CVENT University ( Online Certification)

    iii. How Do I Get Started?
    1. Get Organized
    2. Start Your own Business
    3. Get a salaried position
    4. Volunteering

    b. Class Two:
    1. Corporate Events
    2. What are they?
    3. Current trends
    4. Biggest bang for the buck!
    5. Guest Speaker-Corporate Events

    c. Class Three:
    iv. Social Celebrations
    1. Types of events
    2. What do they consist of?
    3. Managing the event
    4. Guest Speaker

    d. Class Four:
    v. Establishing Relationships
    1. Clients
    2. Vendors
    3. Marketing
    4. Networking
    5. Ethics
    6. Field Trip Floral Shop

    e. Class Five:
    vi. Non-Profit Events
    1. Event Basics
    2. Galas
    3. Cocktail Parties
    4. Guest Speaker-Non-Profit
    Class Six:
    vii. Before, During and After
    1. Before the first event
    2. Your role during the event
    3. Follow up when it's over
    4. Handling Stress
    5. Project Day
    6. Questions/Survey/Conclusion
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Students will get CVENT certification upon successfully passing the course.
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Cvent certification is a tool ,allowing event and meeting planners to search detailed profiles of venues and service providers , send requests for proposals, compare bids,
    details and availability with side-by side reports. Students will get a chance to get certified .
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students will actively participate in the class and successfully pass the CVENT certification before the end of class for successfully passing this class.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Hotel Sales & Catering, Banquets, Wedding Planners, Entrepreneurs, Au Pair Students
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Hotel Sales Assistant's, Meeting Coordinators, Sales Coordinators.
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As globalization increases and businesses continue to recognize the value of professionally planned meetings, demand for meetings and events is projected to grow. Job opportunities should be best for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in meeting and event management, hospitality, or tourism management.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Meeting and Event Planners
  • Sales Coordinators
  • Sales Assistant
  • Wedding Planners
  • Entrepreneurs
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Course Contact Information
Sameer Pawa