Certificate in Special Event Planning
The Certificate in Special Event Planning is designed to prepare students to plan
large community events such as street fairs, community festivals, convention center
events, major fund-raising
events, corporate events, and joint sponsorship events. Students must complete a minimum of 12 units of upper-division coursework. All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
The certificate is appropriate for those students seeking employment in community-based recreation agencies, corporate recreation, community nonprofit organizations, convention centers, and any business dealing with special event planning.
Required courses (9 units)
RA 115 (3 units)*
RA 117 (3 units)*
RA 135 (3 units) or MKT 100S (3 units)
Elective courses (3 units)
Select one class from the following:
MCJ 106 (3 units)
MCJ 142 (3 units)
MGT 133 (3 units)
MCJ 152 (3 units)
RA 119 (3 units)
SOC 183 (3 units)
FSM 131 (3 units)
Total (12 units)
*RA 115 and 117 must be taken concurrently.