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We are excited to share that Eastern Academy will be integrating into Academy Canada beginning in August 2024! This transition will offer enhanced educational offerings and provide new opportunities for students.

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We are committed to making this transition smooth and positive for everyone involved. Our focus remains on our students and providing them with the best educational experience possible. Please contact us at or 709-722-8580 for more information.

Event Planning Program in St John’s

8 week field placement
Program Length: 82 Weeks.


Overview of Our Event Planning Program in St John’s

The Event Planner/Public Relations Specialist program offers graduates the opportunity to work in one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. Students will be equipped with the leadership, organizational and creative skills needed to build careers in a variety of event and promotions settings. Upon graduation you will be ready to plan and deliver everything from elaborate weddings to major corporate conferences, sporting events, trade shows and public festivals. The program focuses on project management, marketing, financial planning, human resources, public relations, fundraising/sponsorship and strategic communication. While enrolled you will gain practical experience coordinating community events while building connections and enhancing your resume.

Program Courses

Association Management 40 hours
Career Planning and Preparation I 20
Career Planning and Preparation II 20
Corporate Public Relations 20
Design Studio 60
Elements of Fundraising 60
Event Planning I-IV 240
Festivals 40
Finance and Accounting 60
Hospitality Law 40
Internet Communications 40
Introduction to Computer Graphics 40
Marketing I 60
Marketing II 40
Media Relations 60
Project Management 40
Proposal Development 20
Public Relations in Government and Corporate Environments 40
Public Relations Presentation Skills 60
Public Relations Research 40
Public Relations Writing Lab I 80
Public Relations Writing Lab II 60
Sales, Negotiation and Sponsorship 40
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
Software Lab: Database Management 40
Software Lab: Presentations 40
Software Lab: Spreadsheets 40
Software Lab: Word Processing 40
Strategic Communication Planning 40
Student Success Strategies 20
Field Placement – 8 Weeks
Total Weeks – 82


Event Planner/Public Relations Specialists are employed by tourism associations, trade and professional associations, convention and conference centers, governments and by conference and event planning companies, or they may be self-employed.


High School Graduates or Equivalent

  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 10 minimum is required for Mature Student status
  • Level 3 Academic English is a preferred entrance requirement for this program


A student must obtain an overall grade, in each module of at least 70% in order to graduate and receive a diploma. A student must complete all requirements of the Student Success Strategies and Career Planning and Preparation modules as well as the Work Term requirements.


For further information and to learn about our other courses, please call 1-844-297-0777.

Our other business programs are:

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Administrative Specialist

Business Administration

Computer Business Applications

Human Resources Assistant – Payroll Practitioner

Insurance Broker

Program start dates are subject to sufficient enrollment.

NOTE: Some employers may require a high school diploma as a condition of employment.

Eastern Academy reserves the right to modify any programs, courses, topics, objectives, etc.

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Whether you are looking to upskill yourself, or to make that first jump into a lucrative career, contact us.
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