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
  • 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/ $199 (Flower cost $185 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5125/ C01/ 7 Mon, 6/1-7/13; 5:30-7:30pm

Intermediate Floral Design

Students will be able to advance their knowledge and skills in floral design, having 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 take home the arrangements they create in class.  Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $199 (Flower cost $185 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5126/ C01/ 7 Mo, 6/1-7/13, 7:35-9:35pm

Centerpieces for a Sensational Summer

Enjoy the summer with your very own beautiful floral arrangements in vibrant sunshine hues! Learn to create fun floral designs using citrus fruits that float in the vase or even a birdcage spilling with budding blossoms. With each design you make and take home with you, you will be sure to put a smile on your face all your friends’ faces who admire your creations!Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $199 (Flower cost $185 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5129/ C01/ 7 Thur, 6/4-7/16; 5:30-7:30pm

Modern Floral Design

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 tray arrangement, a modern twist on dozen roses, the pave design, and more. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $199 (Flower cost $185 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5130/ C01/ 7 Tu, 6/2-7/14; 7:35-9:35pm

Tropical Floral Designs

Learn to create beautiful fresh arrangements using flowers and foliage from Hawaii, Thailand, and other exotic locations. Some of the fresh ingredients we’ll be using include birds of paradise, anthuriums, heliconas, gingers, and orchids of various types! At the end of the course, you’ll be able to identify and enjoy some of the most popular flowers and foliage that grow in the tropics. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $199 (Flower cost $185 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5131/ C01/ 7 Tu, 6/2-7/14-5:30-7:30pm

Floral Design Boot Camp

This one-day workshop is designed especially for those individuals who are interested in learning the basics of floral design but cannot fit a weekly class into their busy schedule. Intended for beginners with little or no prior design experience, students will learn everything from how to shop for fresh flowers to conditioning them once you bring them home. Students will be introduced to a variety of containers so that they will know how to arrange flowers in tall, short, wide and narrow vases. Learn to design in fresh water as well as floral foam. Everything needed to create five different designs will be provided including fresh flowers, all containers, wet foam, conditioning supplies, ribbons, and more. Bring a sack lunch. Choose one of the dates or choose both for more practice!  Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $159 (Flower cost: $165 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5128/ C01 & C02; 9:30am-3:30pm

C01/ Sa, 5/16
C02/ Sa, 5/30