Floral Design Certificate

The Floral Design Certificate Program is designed for students of ages 18+ with or without experience designing with fresh flowers. All that is required is a shared love of flowers and design and the belief that they have the talent to pursue a career in floral design. The curriculum includes 96 hours of classroom instruction in 5 core courses and 3 electives of your choice. This certificate must be completed within two years. Attendance at 80% of classes is required.
Classes are offered throughout the year.

 $25 optional designer kit which includes tools and supplies may be purchased through the Registration Office.

Core Classes:

  • Basic Floral Design
  • Intermediate Floral Design
  • Fresh Flowers for Life’s Special Occasions 
  • Modern Floral Design
  • The Business of Floral Design

Electives: (choose 3)

Prerequisites: Intro to Basic Floral Design & Basic Floral Design Intermediate

  • Advanced Floral Design
  • Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers
  • Weddings and Special Occasions
  • Gift Giving with Fresh Flowers & Fruits
  • Centerpieces for a Sensational Summer
  • Tropical Floral Designs

Basic Floral Design

This hands-on course is designed for learners of ages 18+ with or without experience in floral design. Learn the fundamentals of fresh floral design, how to condition and care for fresh flowers, use floral foam, tape, and wire in basic floral design. Create beautiful arrangements for yourself or a friend in many styles including a hand-tied bouquet, a basket design, and small square centerpiece. Students will take home the arrangements they create in class. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $384 (includes flower cost of $185)
WSMCE 5125/ C01
C01/ 4 Mon, 1/25-2/22 (no class 2/15); 6-10pm

Modern Floral Design

In this course, students will learn to create modern arrangements using the latest styles and trends in contemporary floral design. Students will be exposed to a variety of fresh seasonal flowers and foliage to create their designs. Projects will include rectangle willow design, shallow designer dish arrangement, the pave design, and more. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $394 (includes flower cost of $195)
WSMCE 5130/ C01/ 4 Tue, 2/23-3/15; 6-10pm

Floral Design Boot Camps

These one-day workshops are designed especially for those individuals who are interested in taking our floral design courses but cannot fit weekly classes into their busy schedule. Intended for learners with little or no prior design experience.
Please check the website for Boot Camp dates or call 215-968-8409, Option 1 for more information.

Business of Floral Design II: Designing for Profits

This class is for anyone who is interested in working in the floral design industry or owning their own floral business. This class is intended to be a sequel to Business of Floral Design: How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Floral Business. Students will learn how to design, keeping in mind how to decrease the cost of goods sold while increasing profits for each arrangement. Students will have opportunities to design a variety of arrangements in class to discuss pricing and profitability. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $424 (includes flower cost of $225)/
WSMCE 5138/ C01/ 4 Wed, 4/6-4/27; 6-10pm

Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers can brighten up any holiday throughout the year. Students will learn to create floral designs appropriate for the upcoming holidays in winter and spring including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more. Students will learn to arrange in fresh water and foam using a wide range of containers. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $424 (includes flower cost of $225)
WSMCE 5137/ C01/ 4 Tu, 1/19-2/9; 6-10pm

Sympathy and Funeral Flowers

Fresh floral designs and gourmet fruit baskets can help express love and appreciation to those who are grieving. Fresh flower arrangements for the service can help honor the deceased and provide a measure of comfort for the family. A variety of sympathy and funeral flowers exist and in this course, you will be introduced to some of the most popular sympathy and funeral arrangements. Using a wide range of flowers and foliage as well as foam structures and tools, you will have the opportunity to design eight distinct arrangements. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $434 (includes flower cost of $235)
WSMCE 5135/ C01/ 4 Mo, 2/29-3/21; 6-10pm

Fresh Flowers for Life’s Special Occasions

It is wonderful to celebrate life’s special occasions with fresh floral designs. In this course, students will learn to create designs for occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, get wells, and more. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $414 (includes flower cost of $215)
WSMCE 5136/ C01/ 4 Tu, 4/5-4/26; 6-10pm