1. Go behind the scenes.
As part of this program, you will visit local sites and venues related to the wedding planning industry. Previous class tours have included ceremony and reception venues, floral shops, party rental stores, wineries and more.
2. Learn from the best.
Annette Nielsen is the program advisor and one of the main instructors for CSUSM’s Wedding Planning certificate program. Annette has more than 20 years of wedding planning experience, is a certified coordinator and past executive director of the Inland Empire chapter of the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is currently founder and director of The Temecula Valley Wedding Professionals, a leading wedding industry networking group.
3. Review all aspects of the wedding planning industry. Class topics include:
- Culture & Traditions
- Project Management
- Branding and Social Media
- Contracts & Liability
- Site Selection & Destination Weddings
- Food, Beverage & Entertainment
- Design & Décor
- Photography & Videography
4. Enter a growing job market.
Recent studies show that event planning jobs are expected to grow 10 percent between 2014 and 2024 with more than 20,000 projected job openings1. Get your foot in the door with training from CSUSM.
5. Fast, local, affordable training
This program meets twice per week for just two months on the CSUSM main campus. Each class costs just $149 or you can complete the entire certificate program for $1,341.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition