Fall 2016 Continuing Education

Floral Design Certificate Program                    Dr. Jessica Kim


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.  Must register at least two weeks prior to the first day of class.

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

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)
Prerequisite:
 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 I
Designing with Succlents

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


Basic Floral Design
Learn the fundamentals of fresh floral design, how to condition and care for fresh flowers. 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 create two arrangements per session that they can take home.

Newtown Campus/$384 (includes flower cost of $185) WSMCE 5125 C01
4 Mon, 9/12-10/10 (no class 10/3); 6-10 pm

 

Intermediate Floral Design
Students will have opportunities to design larger arrangements using more complex techniques. Students will learn to use some of the most common design techniques including mille de fleur, Biedermeier, phoenix, and waterfall designs.  Students will create two arrangements per session that they can take home.

Newtown Campus/$424 (includes flower cost of $225)  WSMCE 5126 C01
4 Mon, 10/17-11/14 (no class 11/7); 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/$344 (includes flower cost of $185)
WSMCE 5128 C01-C08

C01 Life’s Special Occasions Part A
Sat. 9/10, 8:30am-3:30pm

C02 Life’s Special Occasions Part B
Sat. 9/24, 8:30am-3:30pm

C03 Basic Floral Design Part A
Sat. 10/15, 8:30am-3:30pm

C04 Basic Floral Design Part B
Sat. 10/22, 8:30am-3:30pm

C05 Modern Floral Design Part A
Sat. 10/29, 8:30am-3:30pm

C06 Modern Floral Design Part B
Sat. 11/19, 8:30am-3:30pm

C07 Wedding Flowers Part A

Sat. 12/3, 8:30am-3:30pm

C08 Wedding Flowers Part B
Sat. 12/10, 8:30am-3:30pm


Business of Floral Design: How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Floral Business
This class is for anyone who is interested in working in the floral design industry or owning their own floral business.  Everything you need to know to start and operate your own business will be discussed.  Students will learn how to put together a business plan, how to design their storefront to attract customers yet be efficient with daily operations, the types of tools and equipment they’ll need to be successful, how to maximize design skills and customer service for profits, and the most popular ways of marketing and advertising such a business, as well as discussing pricing and profitability.   

Newtown Campus/$199/WSMCE 5132 C01           
6 Wed, 9/7-10/19 (no class 10/5); 6:30-9:30 pm


Business of Floral Design II: Designing for Profit
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.

Newtown Campus/$424 (includes flower cost of $225)/WSMCE 5144 C01           
6 Wed, 10/26-12/14 (no class 11/9 & 11/23); 6:30-9:30 pm

 

Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers can brighten up any holiday throughout the year.  Students will learn to create fall floral designs in pumpkins, dinner centerpieces for Thanksgiving and winter holidays, holiday wreaths, and much more.  

Newtown Campus/$424 (includes flower cost of $225)/WSMCE 5133 C01
8 Tu,10/18-12/13 (no class 11/8); 5:45-7:45 pm



Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers II
In this course, students will have opportunities to create more complex designs than those presented in Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers I.  Students will create fall and winter floral designs in both traditional and modern styles using seasonal flowers and materials.  Designs will include those for the home as well as for dinners and parties.

Newtown Campus/$424 (includes flower cost of $225)/WSMCE 5134 C01
8 Tu, 10/18-12/13 (no class 11/8); 7:55-9:55pm


Sympathy and Funeral Flowers

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 for the home, office, and service.

Newtown Campus/$434 (includes flower cost of $235)/WSMCE 5135 C01
4 Thu, 9/8-9/29; 6-10 pm

 

Designing with Succulents
In this class, you will not only learn to use succulents in various arrangements but also learn to properly take care of them (and propagate them too!) once they have outlived their fresh floral designs.  Students will take home two arrangements per session. 

Newtown Campus/$424 (includes flower cost of $225)/WSMCE 5145 C01
4 Tu, 9/13-10/11 (no class 10/4); 6-10 pm


Floral Design Certificate Examination
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 required 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 C01 & C02
C01/Mon, 10/3, 6-10 pm
C02/Mon, 12/5, 6-10 pm