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BCIT Event Planning & Marketing Associate Certificate

A special package of courses for those who wish to fast-track a career in the area of Event Planning & Marketing or for those who have academic credentials such as degrees or diplomas in non-marketing areas and wish to gain additional certification as well as job related skills in this field.

Event Planning & Marketing is becoming a much more sophisticated discipline as corporations recognize the need to integrate events into the traditional marketing mix. It is currently a multi-billion dollar industry in North America.

This program will be of interest to individuals seeking enhanced knowledge and training in this specialized new and growing field. In addition, anyone seeking employment in the many facets of the industry; corporate and shopping centre marketing departments, advertising agencies, charitable organizations, community relations departments, sport, community events, entertainment, attractions, and the arts, will also be attracted to the program. Furthermore, the program will appeal to individuals responsible for event marketing activities within their job and looking to expand their knowledge in the field.

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1120 Event Planning 3.0
  MKTG 1123 Sustainable Event Management Operations 3.0
  MKTG 1126 Live Entertainment Events and Festivals 3.0
  MKTG 1550 Social Media for Business 3.0
 
2. Complete 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  MKTG 1119 Sports Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1121 Off-Premise Catering Planning 3.0
  MKTG 1122 Wedding Planning 3.0
  MKTG 1342 Trade/Consumer Show Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1554 Fundamentals of Branding 3.0
 
3. Complete 3.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  MKTG 1352 Strategic Online Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1552 Social Media Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 3554 Digital Branding 3.0
 
Total Credits: 24.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates and for Degree 2009-2011 Graduates. The reports are organized into two-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

3 Month Option

The BCIT Event Planning and Marketing associate certificate program can now be completed in three months. The course schedule below outlines the specific courses required to complete the program in three months. The majority of the courses are offered at our downtown Vancouver campus. If a course is shown twice in the schedule, it is an alternate time to take the course.

EVENT MARKETING ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE - CONDENSED SCHEDULE

9am-12pm 1pm-4pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Mon MKTG 1550
CRN 79372


Tues

MKTG 1120
CRN 10029 or
MKTG 1342
CRN 10117
Wed MKTG 1102
CRN 79370

MKTG 1122
CRN 70600
Thurs

MKTG 1120
CRN 78344 or
MKTG 1121
CRN 49278 or
MKTG 3554
CRN 82090
Fri


Sat
MKTG 1552 - Jan 31 - Mar7
CRN 78591
MKTG 1126 - Feb 7 - Mar 14
CRN 80186
MKTG 1352 - Mar 14 - Apr 18
CRN 47259

Fri, Sat, Sun MKTG 1123 CRN 78572 - Jan 23 - Feb 1
Online MKTG 1550 CRN 80177
MKTG 1352 CRN 80176
MKTG 1552 CRN 81210 or 78685
MKTG 1102 CRN 46421

If you have any questions about the condensed schedule, please contact:
Julia Dreyer,
Program Assistant
604-432-8611

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Program Assistant
604-432-8611

Program Advising
604-434-1610

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