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Dec. 17

Dec. 17, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC introduces event and wedding planning certificate

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is now offering an Event and Wedding Planning noncredit certificate, giving entrepreneurs and professionals in the hospitality industry an opportunity to add credentials to their résumé. The certificate, offered through MCC Continuing Education, gives students extensive training led by industry professional instructors.

“By completing the certificate, students will position themselves to be knowledgeable, professional and highly committed event and wedding planning professionals. Students will strengthen communication skills, interpersonal relationships and enhance problem-solving skills,” said Vernetta Kosalka, Hospitality Management adjunct instructor. “The certificate will allow students to develop a portfolio that they can share with employers or prospective clients.”

The noncredit certificate offers specialized tracks in event planning, wedding planning and event design. Students are required to take four core classes, followed by two electives that vary upon specialization. There are more than a dozen different courses available, including topics such as floral artistry, financial management, creative thinking, logistics, trends, marketing and more.

Classes for the certificate begin in January. For more information or to register, visit or call 531-MCC-2400.


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.