Wedding Planner, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Master the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This course allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding planner and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship.  Create event concepts and plan celebrations from beginning to end, understand how to negotiate and handle vendor contracts, and develop client contracts and service packages.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. demonstrate the knowledge and skills of effective planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties;

2. meet the eligibility requirements for the certification offered by the Wedding Planning Institute (WPI); and

3. prepare to gain employment as a wedding planner in the wedding industry.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Certified Wedding Planner

Certifying Organization: Wedding Planning Institute weddingplanninginstitute.com

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

This program takes approximately 340 hours to complete. Students may work up to 9 months to complete the online course work.

Program Requirements

This program is offered entirely online and can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. Students will need to have an Internet connection and email capabilities.
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:

HSL 068 Certified Wedding Planner -  Module I 100

$625

(T-$50/F-$575)

Included with course cost.

HSL 069

Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 2

100

$485

(T-$50/F-$435)

Included with course cost. 

HSL 073 Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 3 70

$245

(T-$35/F-$210)

Included with course cost. 
HSL 074

Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 4

70

$240

(T-$30/F-$210)

Included with course cost. 

Course Series Totals:

340

$1,595

(T-$165/F-$1,430)

 

Additional Information

Skills for Success:
Outstanding people skills, professional appearance, ability to work independently, good math skills.  Knowledge and/or experience in hospitality-related fields helpful.
​Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:
Wedding Planner

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Yumi Kim | hospitalitycareers@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-5840 |Owings Mills 305D