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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s Hospitality - Event Management diploma program offers you the knowledge, practical experience, industry exposure and professional certification necessary to embark on an exciting and successful career as an event planning professional.
Our program provides comprehensive learning and training opportunities aimed at assisting students prepare for and transition to valued positions in the event industry, including:
The Humber Event Planning Advantage Hands-on Experience
In the first semester of the program, you get immediate experience on campus working at a high profile event. And for the next two years, you will be thoroughly immersed into the world of special events via networking, volunteering and event execution opportunities. Students will be working in The Humber Room restaurant life lab for a full semester. Essential skills will be taught to prepare students for many different types of events.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Support an industry and workplace service culture by adopting a positive attitude and professional decorum, accommodating diverse and special needs, and contributing as a team member.
Deliver customer service and solutions that anticipate, meet and/or exceed individual expectations, as well as organizational expectations, standards and objectives
Use marketing concepts, market research, social networks, sales and revenue management strategies, relationship management skills and product knowledge to promote and sell hospitality services, products and guest experiences.
Apply business and revenue models as well as basic accounting, budgeting, financial and administration skills to support the effective management and operation of a variety of organizations delivering hospitality services and products.
Comply with relevant organization and workplace systems, processes, policies, standards, legal obligations and regulations, and apply risk management principles, to support and maintain efficient, safe, secure, accessible and healthy hospitality operations.
Use appropriate technologies to enhance the quality and delivery of hospitality services, products and guest experiences and to measure the effectiveness of hospitality operations.
Keep current with hospitality trends and issues, and interdependent relationships in the broader event management sectors to improve work performance and guide career development.
Use leadership, teamwork, conflict and relationship management skills and tools, as well as knowledge of organizational behaviour, labour relations, employment standards and human rights to contribute to a positive work environment.
Respond to issues and dilemmas arising in the delivery of hospitality services, products and guest experiences by using and promoting ethical behaviour and best practices of corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Follow the five phases of event management (assess feasibility, design the event, coordinate operations, execute on-site and evaluate the outcomes) to ensure client satisfaction.
Work experience is integral to developing a diverse and successful career in the event management profession. In this program, you will participate in a comprehensive seven-week work placement experience (280 hours) in your final semester before graduation. While on work placement, you will apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom to real event work in the field, network, and develop professional connections and relationships you will carry with you throughout your career.
Watch the video to learn more about the Hospitality - Event Management program and the events that our students plan and host.
Jeremy Adu, a graduate of Hospitality - Event Management, has been recognized as a Subject Matter Expert for Marriott Canada 2015.
Taylor J.M. Erdie tells her story about why she decided to go into the Event Management Program at Humber.
Kim Miyama completed a diploma in Hotel/Restaurant Management followed by a post-graduate diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Administration in 2006 before launching a successful business in event planning
"50% of students in their internship for the winter 2016 semester were offered full-time positions from their respective employers upon completion."
The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners. These partners provide value to you with field trips, guest speaker presentations, case studies and internship opportunities. Some of the partners of the Hospitality - Event Management diploma program include: Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Arts and Music Festivals, York Region, CityEvents, Paradigm Events, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), International Centre, City of Toronto Special Events Department, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Yorkville, Superior Events Group Inc., Affair Tent & Event Rentals, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Tourism Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, and many more.
In the Wine and Mixology room, students are introduced to wines of the world and the intricacies of food and wine pairing. In the mixology lab, students learn the theory and practical skills of a wide range of beverages and mixology including creating mixed drinks, understanding beers, spirits and wines.
Launch yourself into a fast-paced and exciting career of leading teams, managing logistics and executing events! Statistics Canada projects steady growth across the Canadian special event industry over the next five years. Potential jobs in the event management industry include planning:
You may also be interested in working for an event venue such as a hotel or an event supplier such as an audio-visual production company. Whichever route you choose, Humber’s program opens doors for you in this growing industry.
Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the following certifications as part of the program:
Note: There is an additional cost for some of these certifications.
Additional requirements may apply.
Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Semester Abroad Options: Our program offers a unique semester abroad option operating annually in the winter semester. Experience life as a student in a different country and get exposed to a new culture. Take your learning opportunities out of the classroom and across the globe and gain new life experiences that you can take with you on your career path.
The options for students in this program include experiencing Europe and Taiwan. Qualified students are eligible to undertake a study abroad service learning trip, which provides rewarding experiences and opportunities to do community service across the globe. New study abroad trips and initiatives are introduced each fall. Additional fees apply.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
Humber Hospitality - Event Management students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.
The legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games lives on in the partnership that was first announced in October 2014 between Headwaters Tourism, Humber College and the Town of Caledon.
A trio of students from Humber’s Event Marketing class, under professor Ron Caughlin, won a marketing competition in December that had classes create campaigns for the African airline.
Humber Hospitality - Event Management students planned and hosted a Movember event to help raise awareness for men's health.
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