Program: Floral Design


Floral Design

The Floral Design Program prepares students in a comprehensive vocational program for the Floral Industry. This program focuses on floral industry management, retail skills and behind the scenes information. It is designed to give students a strong, basic foundation in the retail management as well as the hands-on skills of floral design, current trends as needed for employment as a floral designer.

Topics covered include, floral design floral, design history and new trends, floral identification, arrangement pricing, customer service and conflict resolution.

Students gain valuable hands-on experience making basic, event and seasonal floral arrangements. Students take home practice arrangements after each class.

FLORAL DESIGN - Program Brochure


The Floral Design program is the development of student competency for employment as floral designers. Students prepare for employment as floral designers. Students completing this Certificate of Achievement will also have the basic knowledge to become a salesperson, manager, or owner of a floral shop. The certificate will help students prepare for CCF (California Certified Florist) and AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) certification.

Degrees & Certificates

Floral Design (AA + Cert)

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by the Floral Design Program.

Associate in Arts (AA), Floral Design

Plan Code: 1328 – The Associate in Arts, Floral Design will prepare students to become salespeople, managers, or owners of a floral shop. The certificate will help students prepare for CCF (California Certified Florist) and AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers) certification. The degree will also provide students with a broad-based education that will prepare them for global citizenry.


  • Develop foundational knowledge and skills for the design and production of industry-acceptable floral displays.
  • Develop workplace competencies needed for employment in the floral design field.
  • Analyze, interpret, and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of floral art forms.

Certificate of Achievement, Floral Design

Plan Code: 3328 - The Certificate of Achievement completer will also have the basic knowledge to become a salesperson, manager, or owner of a floral shop. The certificate will help students prepare for CCF (California Certified Florist and AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers) certification.

Course Offerings

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Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer

FLO 286A
Introduction to Floral Design: Fall Flowers

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FLO 286B
Introduction to Floral Design: Spring Flowers

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FLO 287A
Intermediate Floral Design – Wedding

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FLO 287B
Intermediate Floral Design – Sympathy

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FLO 287C
Intermediate Floral Design – Banquet Holiday

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FLO 288
Advanced Floral Design

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FLO 289
Applied Floral Shop Operation

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FLO 290
Floral Creativity and Competition

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Basic Horticulture

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Small Business Entrepreneurship

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ART 30
Fundamentals of Art/Volume, Plane & Form

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ART 31
Fundamentals of Art/Composition & Color

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Course Descriptions


What supplies do I need?

Supplies like tools and containers will be available for purchase. First-class you can purchase all tools, one time only, but containers change with each class.

What about lab fees?

Lab fees included in your registration, are for flowers only. All lab fees are included in all floral design classes, except FLO289 Shop Operations which is strictly a lecture class.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester, and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work-Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings.

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.