Why Choose the Festivals, Community, and Special Events Certificate?
The Festivals, Community, and Special Events Certificate is designed to assist individuals in planning and development of community based events that are created for tourism and economic development. The individual will learn about event programming, risk management, tourism planning, and the steps to conducting organized events on a community scale. Local communities' governmental, non-profit, and commercial businesses come together to provide events that benefit the region both economically and socially.
Any person who is admitted to a university degree program or the College of Professional and Technological Studies is welcome to see the attainment of this certificate. You must present evidence of graduation from high school with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in certificat courses. Individuals who complete all four courses will have completed 6 credit hours in the Bachelor's in Recreation Leadership and Management degree at Ferris State University.
Department Chair: Dr. Susan Hastings-Bishop
Dept. of Recreation, Leisure Studies, and Wellness
Ferris State University
South St., SRC 102
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2744
Phone: 231-591-2457 or 2681