Floral Design Certificate

The Floral Design Certificate Program is designed for students of ages 16+ 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. Learn the basics of designing with fresh flowers including how to care and condition fresh cut flowers to prolong their life to creating various floral arrangements related to the theme of each course. Students will learn various terminology as well as trends in the flower designing industry.
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.

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

Basic Floral Design

This hands-on course is designed for learners of ages 16+ 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/ $159 (Flower cost $135 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)/ RFNRT 5115/ C01/
6 Mon, 9/15-10/20, 6:00-8:00pm

Fresh Flowers for Life’s Special Occasions

In this course, students will learn to create designs for occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, get wells, funerals, and more. Arrangements will include birthday cake made of fresh flowers, the perfect dozen roses in a glass vase, congratulation bouquet, and more. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $159 (Flower cost $165 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)/ RFNRT 5117/ C01/
6 Tu, 10/28-12/9 (no class 12/2), 8-10pm