Floral Design Certificate

Code: CERT.FLORAL

Students taking the Floral Design Certificate are exposed to the materials and creative processes of the florist and interior landscaping industries. The role that both the physical and environmental setting has on the elements of design (color, texture and form) and aesthetic considerations are dealt with in laboratory and lecture projects.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the commonly used cut flowers, greens and supplies used in the floral industry.
  • Identify the common tropical plants and holiday plants used in the floral industry.
  • Construct the basic designs (e.g. centerpieces, arrangements, corsages etc.) for holiday and special events.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the elements and principles of design used by the floral industry.
  • Handle and process cut flowers and greens under accepted industry practices.

Career Pathways

Entry Level Florist  Interior Plantscaper Technician  Wholesale Florist Salesperson 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  General Education Elective* 3
HRT-102Plant Science

4

HRT-115Floral Design

3

HRT-232Plant Propagation

4

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

  Business Elective** 3
  General Education Elective* 3
HRT-119Greenhouse Operations and Production

3

HRT-120Interior Plantscaping

3

HRT-234Commercial Floral Design Management

4

HRT-292Co-Op Work Experience [Horticulture]

2

Total Credit Hours:18

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective* 3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

  Business Elective**  3
HRT-102Plant Science

4

HRT-115Floral Design

3

HRT-119Greenhouse Operations and Production

3

HRT-120Interior Plantscaping

3

HRT-232Plant Propagation

4

HRT-234Commercial Floral Design Management

4

HRT-292Co-Op Work Experience [Horticulture]

2

Total Credit Hours:26

Program Support Requirement:

  General Education Elective*  3
Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 35

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Course List.

**Three credits from any course(s) in ACC, BUS, or INF.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.