Spring 2017 Continuing Education

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Bucks County Community College has been approved as an Educational Partner of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). Currently, we are the only college in PA offering this program. Floral Design students now have a chance to become a Certified Floral Designer by completing BCCC’s comprehensive curriculum. Note: All former floral design students will be grandfathered into the new program. Please contact Continuing Education if you have questions regarding this process.

STEP 1: Successfully complete your Bucks Floral Design Certificate Program

STEP 2: Pass the final evaluation 

STEP 3: Complete the AIFD online test ($124) and receive an 80 percent or better within two weeks of receiving access to the online test. Visit www.aifd.org for industry certification requirements

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Floral Design Course Chart 2017

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. At least one arrangement will be made each class. No prior experience necessary. Students will take all arrangements they create in class - bring a box to carry them home in.  Note: Students must bring a floral knife, pruning shears, wire cutters, and ribbon scissors to class.
Instructor: Darcie Garcia, AIFD, CFD

Newtown Campus/$385 (Includes: $125 material/flower cost & $38 program textbook - The AIFD Guide to Floral Design)
FLORA 1000 C01
5 Mon, 7/10-8/7, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Modern Mechanics - NEW CLASS

Join us on a journey that takes traditional flowers to the next level. We'll explore ways to use foliage, branches, grasses, and decorative wires to enhance and support your beautiful blooms.  At least one arrangement will be made each class. Students will take all arrangements they create in class - bring a box to carry them home in. This course can be used as an elective in the Floral Design Certificate Program.  Note: Students must bring a floral knife, pruning shears, wire cutters, and ribbon scissors to class.  
Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design
Instructor: Renee Tucci, , AIFD, CFD 

Newtown Campus/$250 (Includes: $100 material/flower cost)
FLORA 1006 C01
4 Tu, 8/8-8/29, 6pm – 8pm

Seasonal Arrangement: Summer - NEW CLASS

Celebrate summer by learning design elements perfect for any garden party, barbecue or hostess gift. Learn new and modern techniques to bring warmth and sunshine to your creations! This course can be used as an elective in the Floral Design Certificate Program.   Note: Students must bring a floral knife, pruning shears, wire cutters, and ribbon scissors to class.       
Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design
Instructor: Shannon Toal, AIFD, CFD

Newtown Campus/$250 (includes: $100 material/flower cost)
FLORA 1007 C01
4 Thu, 7/13-8/3, 6-8 pm