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Event Planning & Tourism


About the Event Planning & Tourism Program

According to a projection from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) employment of event planners will have an 11 percent increase nationwide through 2026.

Businesses, community groups and cohorts of all kinds use events as a way to bring their members together. Every great event needs a highly skilled professional to plan it. Planning a well-executed event takes a tremendous amount of time and effort, not to mention skills in strategic planning to make do with budget and time constraints. They have great communication skills that they use to coordinate the actions of many different people, from their own employees to those who work for companies whose services are being paid for as part of the event. Customer service skills are also highly important, as is effective time management.

12-month diploma

Full-time; Day or Evening

Job placement assistance


Career Outlook

Given that there are a lot of people in need of planning for special occasions of all sorts, event planners are currently in high demand. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) projects an 11 percent increase in the employment of event planners nationwide through 2026. They project an annual increase of 320 jobs in Ohio alone. The time is now for you to get your foot in the door of the event planning industry and Ohio Business College’s Event Planning and Tourism diploma program is a great place to start your meaningful new career.

Ohio Business College’s Event Planning and Tourism diploma program is designed to equip you with the right skills and knowledge to work an entry-level event planning position in the tourism industry. Our comprehensive 12-month program will cover topics that are relevant to event planning in the tourism and hospitality industry. Coursework will include the following subjects:

  • Event planning and promotion
  • Customer service
  • Social Media
  • Office Computer Skills
  • And More!

As a student at Ohio Business College, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge you need to be successful in an entry-level role in the labor force. Our caring instructors have valuable real world experience that enhances the quality of your education. All of our programs feature smaller class sizes, which means you will have easier and more access to our instructors’ wealth of industry knowledge. At Ohio Business College, we pride ourselves on the fact that our campuses are friendly and professional learning environments meant to foster your chances of professional success. We offer career search and training to all programs as well.

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for certification in:

  • Microsoft Office: Excel and Word

OBC Difference

Our programs provide a practical, quality education at a fraction of the price of traditional four-year colleges and universities, combined with the comfort and convenience of home. We understand that choosing to continue your education is a significant financial investment in yourself. Financial aid is available to those who are eligible by filling out the FAFSA. Our financial aid staff provides FAFSA assistance, in addition to help with any other questions you may have about paying for college.

Start your professional event planning career today by enrolling at Ohio Business College. To schedule a visit to one of our campuses or to learn more information, contact the campus of your choice and one of our admissions representatives will be happy to assist you.

We look forward to seeing you in the event planning program at OBC!