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Winter application deadline for CSUEB's wedding planner certificate program due Dec. 15

  • December 1, 2014 12:00am

According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, the wedding business is a $165 billion industry, with more than 2.4 million weddings every year in the United States alone. Take part in this fast-growing and lucrative industry by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from Cal State East Bay. Winter applications for the in-class Wedding Planner Certificate Program are currently being accepted now through Dec. 15. The in-class format only occurs once a year, so do not delay!

The internationally recognized program, taught by program founder and 25-year hospitality industry veteran Joyce Scardina Becker, offers participants an in-depth knowledge of all facets of researching, designing, planning, coordinating and evaluating weddings.

"The Wedding Planner Certificate course was the starting point for my career," said Brooke Baglietto, who completed the program in 2005 and is currently the wedding specialist at The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley." The course led me to my first internship and my first paid position within the industry."

This in-person course is offered on the Hayward Campus beginning in winter quarter each year. The course format is organized into six Saturday sessions over a five-month period, making it an easy fit for any busy schedule. Each session is eight hours in length.

Cal State East Bay also offers an online course for the wedding planner certificate, which is offered each quarter.

--Erin Merdinger

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