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Wedding and Event Planner

Wedding and Event Planner Certification

Lehman College, SCPS in partnership with the Wedding Planning Institute offers in-class sessions for those looking to get started in the wedding and event industry right away. Classroom students fulfill all course requirements and prepare for the certification exam. In-class sessions allow for not only instructor interaction, but also new perspectives and insider information from others in the industry attending who bring advice, insight, and experience to group discussions. Courses are taught by seasoned wedding and event professionals.

This course allows for application and utilization of business tools, formulas and presentation methods that our students learn in their training. This includes role playing, vignettes, and discussions to practice actual business objectives or work settings in the day-to-day of wedding and event planning. Students will also be able to gain hands-on training during the course.

Information is presented in a fast-paced, enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Many instructors invite local vendors to guest speak giving students the opportunity to begin networking with local professionals and asking questions specific to the vendor's industry. Students interested in establishing their own businesses will be able to take advantage of Lehman's SBDC (Small Business Development Services)wraparound business services and advisement at no cost. Tuition includes course, online curriculum, online student center, wedding and event planning software, textbook, and certification exam fee. 

WPC 01 / 10 sessions / 35 hours / COTC

Register by calling 888-221-9988 or visiting Events and Class Schedules.

Preston Bailey: Signature Wedding and Event Design Course

This course will allow you to experience the step-by-step processes and techniques utilized by one of the globe’s leading wedding and event experts, industry pioneer Preston Bailey. This new course is a comprehensive “how-to” for the industry, providing real behind-the-scenes footage, photographs, and documentation, including insights into the wizardry that can make a wedding a one-of-a-kind, magical event for a couple and their guests.

There is a distinctive difference between an event planner and an event designer. While the event planner is involved in every aspect of the logistical project management of the planning process and the event itself, it is the event designer who designs the event details from top to bottom, including the design surrounding the activities that make an event come to life. In many cases, it is the designer who extracts the emotional and personal elements of a client and weaves them into the event design as an expression of who they are. A wedding planner taking this course will learn the art of design and how to apply design techniques to their existing fund of knowledge and services for their clients.

WPC 03 / 10 sessions / 35 hours / COTC

Register by calling 888-221-9988 or visiting Events and Class Schedules.

S.M.A.R.T. Corporate Event Planner Certification ONLINE

Become a Corporate Event Planner! The course provides a detailed guideline on how to design & plan the event, set budgets, successfully execute event, review performance, and charge for services. The CEP course is known as S.M.A.R.T. because it covers:

Special Events: galas, fundraisers, public relations, product promotions
Meetings: professional, corporate, business networking
Assemblies: conferences, conventions
Recognition: incentives, awards, achievements
Training: seminars, workshops, education

Register by calling 888-221-9988 or visiting the website at: Wedding Planning Institute.

Register by calling 888-221-9988 or visiting the website

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