PURPOSE: This program is intended primarily for students who are seeking employment in the floral design business or who are presently employed in this field and wish to upgrade or enhance their skills. The program is also available for those who wish to establish credentials to demonstrate their expertise for exhibiting and judging.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Careers include serving as an owner/operator of an independent florist business; a floral department manager/staff in a supermarket or garden center; and a floral designer in partnership with a caterer, wedding coordinator, or corporate client. There is also tremendous growth in production, sale, and display of cut flowers at farmers’ markets.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: Students need good manual dexterity skills to fulfill job requirements in almost all applications of floral design training. In addition, an eye for color and an appreciation for design elements are very helpful.
All courses required for completion of this certificate can be applied to the AAS degree in Horticulture Technology.