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 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.
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 AIFD certification.
Associate in Arts (AA), Floral Design
The Associate in Arts, Floral Design will prepare students 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. The degree will also provide students with a broad-based education that will prepare them for global citizenry.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop foundational knowledge and skills for the design and production of industry acceptable floral displays.
- Develop work place 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
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.