Event & Meeting Planning:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Spring and fall classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Roughly $4,000; however, there a few higher-priced electives courses that, if taken, will boost your cost.
No! This is a professional development certificate that awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as opposed to academic units. 1 hour equals 1 CEU. The majority of our classes are .7 CEU. To receive a certificate, students must fulfill 10.5 CEUs, or a minimum of 15 classes.
The program can be completed in one semester; however. most students take two semesters. We also offer a three-week intensive every summer semester.
Yes, we accept courses from both Sonoma and San José State students! You will need to provide an enrollment record or transcript from the prior college before we will be able to process your certificate.
No, most of our students pay for two or three classes at a time. You are welcome to register and pay as you go. We do ask that students are registered at the absolute latest by the Friday before the class begins. On-site registration is considered late registration and will result in a $25 late fee.
Unfortunately there is no federal aid for non-academic programs at this time.
No; however, we do offer internships. We also advise prospective planners to join industry organizations to make additional industry contacts. Organizations like the Northern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (NCCMPI), and International Special Events Society are a great start and offer student discount rates.