Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Event Management Certificate

Program Description

The Event Management Certificate program is designed to help you acquire the skills necessary to plan and manage festivals and special events; upgrade skills for entering the workforce; and meet your schedule as a full- or part-time learner.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

Credit gained through this certificate can be applied toward a diploma in Event Management or a Bachelor of Tourism.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission.

Students who plan to complete a credential through TRU-OL must complete and submit a Program Admission form.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).

Certificate Requirements

18 credits total, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher over all courses required for the credential, as follows:

General Education Requirements

Students need to have basic computer skills.

Core Knowledge Requirements (18 credits)

CONV 1011, Introduction to Tourism (3)
CONV 1021, Introduction to Special Event Management (3)
CONV 1031, Celebrating Community and Culture (3)
CONV 1041, Event Volunteer Management (3)
CONV 1051, Legal Liability and Risk Management (3)
CONV 1061, Event Marketing (3)


Students are responsible for consulting with their TRU-OL program advisor to ensure that the courses they select are appropriate for their program of study and educational goals. Students who proceed without approval may find that a course does not meet requirements and may be subject to transcript assessment fees.


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