Certificate in Event Planning

Certificate i Event Planning

Program Description:
This 30-hour hands-on program is designed for those interested in learning about event planning and the event industry. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge about event planning and develop a customized toolkit they can apply for every event they will manage in the future. This course will include classroom time and site visits to event planning facilities. Upon successfully completing this course, students will understand: the structure of successful event planning, best practices, and become proficient at coordinating special events (i.e. large scale social celebrations, corporate events, and banquets).

Course topics include:

  • Event blueprint
  • Risk management
  • Social media marketing
  • Financial planning
  • Entrepreneurship.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet and learn from experienced professionals in the event industry.

Program Collaborators:
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen
Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

Course Duration
30 hours

Next Schedule
To Be Announced

Previous Schedule
Dates: May 14 - June 15th, 2019 
Times: Tuesdays, 6:00PM-9:00PM; Saturdays, 9:00AM-12:00PM

UTRGV McAllen Teaching Site

Click below to add yourself to the wish list:
Wish List

  • People Interested in starting their own events planning business.
  • Any person interested in working in events planning industry.
  • People Interested in planning theirs or their family and friends events. 

No prerequisites required.


$749 Early Bird Rate / person (until May 4th)

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Note: If you are applying for the Continuing Education Private Loan to cover the registration fee for a non-credit continuing education program, then please use UTRGV Continuing Education School Code: 00359902. The loan amount you note in the application cannot exceed the open enrollment fee noted on our website. Minimum for the loans must be $500.00. Some service charges may apply.

  • Ms. Massiel Muñoz, MBA

    Massiel Muñoz, MBA, has over 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has held a number of roles throughout her professional career covering, trade shows, human resources, and sales & catering. She has worked with a number of corporation including Pack Expo, Samsung Group, Varsity Spirit, and Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Among these events include special collaborations that facilitated distinguished speakers such as journalist Laura Ling and signer/song writer John Legend. In Fall of 2018, she presented an Event Planners Network session during the regional conference of Association of College Union International (ACUI). Mrs. Muñoz has a keen eye for detail; she is passionate about logistics and the service industry. She has a Bachelor's in Hospitality Management from UNT, Denton TX and a Master of Business Administration from UTRGV, Edinburg.