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Fashion Business: Event Planning

Fashion Business: Event Planning

From a simple dinner with friends to a lavish party for hundreds, a birthday party for children to the inauguration of a president, everyone knows it takes planning to ensure a successful event. GCC's Event Planning Concentration will provide the skills necessary to satisfy the interests of even the most discriminating client for the most distinctive occasion. 

Event Planning coursework includes Customer Service Management, Principles of Event Management, and Meeting and Convention Planning. Elements of these courses help you understand:

  • Consumer behavior
  • Demographics
  • Space design
  • The psychology behind color selection
  • Culinary choices
  • Securing entertainment contracts and endorsements
  • and other important areas that contribute to a successful event

As a student in the Event Planning Concentration, you will learn how to coordinate the special services each event demands, and also manage the million little details that will distinguish success.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Fashion Business: Event Planning program can be completed online?

  • Fashion Business: Event Planning AAS (50% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

Your experience will not only involve the annual Fashion Show but field trips to New York City or Toronto, as well as meaningful co-op opportunities. Throughout your studies, you will benefit from the program's long term relationships that provide excellent hands-on experiences.

Depending on your interests, you can expand your knowledge base by working in public relations, on the college's radio station, developing website content, or creating the front-of-house encounters. With small class sizes, your instructors quickly learn not only your name, but also your strengths, and they help you define and refine your abilities and areas of interest. 

All of your new skills and invaluable knowledge are transferable in the pursuit an advanced college degree, or to secure a financially and personally rewarding position upon your graduation.

GCC Fashion Show

You'll have the opportunity to demonstrate your newly acquired skills at GCC's annual Fashion Show, the annual capstone project scheduled at the end of April for more than 30 years.

As one of the largest events hosted at GCC, the Spring Fashion Show is a top-notch, student-run production that requires extensive cooperation from students in multiple disciplines. This event brings all the Fashion Business students into a cohesive team and utilizes and accentuates their collection of acquired skills and unique talents.

The show draws huge crowds, involves hundreds of volunteers, and has warranted accolades to GCC's Fashion Program for decades. It also expands your portfolio, and has now inspired this new concentration for Fashion Business students.

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Nursing Information Sessions

In order to apply for the Nursing or LPN Advance Placement Program at GCC, you must register for an information session. Please register for ONE session. Registering for more than one session or canceling with less than seven days notice will prevent you from attending future sessions for that term.


Date Time Event Location Register
Jul 26 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Nursing Information Session-Non LPN Med Tech Room 214 Register »
Aug 09 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Nursing Information Session-Non LPN Med Tech Room 214 Register »


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Why GCC?

GCC's two-year Nursing program prepares you to pass the national R.N. licensing examination, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This program combines nursing theory with supervised real-world clinical experience on the site of regional health service providers. Unique to associate  degree programs in WNY, the last semester of GCC's Nursing program includes a four week capstone/internship experience with an RN in a health care setting throughout the Western NY area.

The specialized knowledge and hours of practical experience you will gain through GCC's Nursing program will open doors to all kinds of practice settings. You will be free to pursue the rewards of helping people in a wide range of possible job settings.

You can also join the Nurse’s Club, which focuses on promoting leadership in Nursing. Members are also involved in the community by providing health information and making charitable contributions to health related organizations.

Did you Know?

  • GCC's Nursing program has an NCLEX pass rate that is higher than both the New York State and National averages.
  • We have an Advanced Placement program for LPN to RN students Currently licensed LPNs who qualify for the program can complete the nursing requirement in 2 semesters.
  • Our two-year Nursing program prepares you to pass the national RN licensing examination.
  • We offer clinical experiences in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming, Erie and Monroe counties.
  • We incorporate technology in the Nursing program, with the use of PDAs, patient simulator mannequins, and hybrid classes.
  • Our Nursing classes are offered in a classroom and online format.
  • Our Nursing program has a state-of-the-art facility in the Med-Tech Park across from the Batavia campus.