Floral Design Certificate

Floral Design Summer Open House - Wed, Aug 3

The Continuing Education Floral Design Certificate Program at Bucks County Community College would like to invite you to our summer open house!  This is a great opportunity to meet and greet the instructor as well as current students in the program.  Learn about the program and all the courses scheduled for the fall semester.  Some of the fall courses include Basic Floral Design, Designing with Succulents, Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers, Wedding & Special Occasions Flowers, and more!   

You can even make and take your own fresh flower arrangement during the open house as our gift to you!  You will also have the opportunity to register for fall courses during this event.

This is a FREE event.  Light refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, 6-8:00pm

Where: Solarium, Charles E. Rollins Center, Newtown Campus - #10 on the campus map

Who: Everyone is invited!

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 160 hours of classroom instruction in 7 core courses and 3 electives of your choice. There is a written and practice exam that is required at the end of the program.  This certificate must be completed within two years.  Attendance at 80% of classes is required.  Classes are offered throughout the year.

Core Classes:

Basic Floral Design
Intermediate Floral Design
Weddings and Special Occasions I
Sympathy and Funeral Flowers
Modern Floral Design
Fresh Flowers for Life’s Special Occasions
The Business of Floral Design

Electives:  (choose 3)
Prerequisites: Intro to Basic Floral Design

Advanced Floral Design
The Business of Floral Design II
Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers I
Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers II
Centerpieces for a Sensational Summer
Tropical Floral Designs
Weddings & Special Occasions II

 *New Elective courses are added each year to meet the growing trends in floral design.

Basic Floral Design

Students will be introduced to the basics of floral designing--how to care and condition fresh flowers to prolong their life, floral design terminology, and various design trends and techniques.  Students will learn to arrange in a variety of vases (including but not limited to glassware, plastic, and basket containers) using a wide range of flowers and foliage.  Students will take home two beautiful arrangements for each class we meet.  No prior experience necessary.

Newtown Campus/ $384 (includes flower cost of $185)
WSMCE 5125/ C01 & C02
C01/ 4 Tu, 5/24-6/14, 6-10 pm
C02/4 Wed, 7/6-7/27, 6-10 pm


Floral Design Certificate Exam

This examination serves as the final step in completing the requirements for the floral design certificate program. Those taking this exam will be asked to demonstrate their floral design knowledge and skills through a written test as well as 5 design tasks.  Be sure to have taken all the re-quired and elective courses before registering to take this exam.  Please bring to the exam all your floral design tools and supplies.  Fresh flowers, foliage, and containers will be provided.  

Newtown Campus/ $214 (includes flower cost of $135)|
ATEST 3001/C02
C02/Mon, 6/6, 6-10 pm



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.

Newtown Campus/ $334 (includes flower cost of $175)
WSMCE 5128 C09 & C10
C09 Boot Camp Centerpieces Part A/Sat. 6/11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
C10 Boot Camp Centerpieces Part B/Sat. 6/18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm