SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 12:11:07 AMFLORS 106 Course Outline as of Spring 2010

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Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 106Title:  FLOWERS FOR PARTIES  
Full Title:  Flowers for Parties and Special Events
Last Reviewed:12/7/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.008 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Design and construction of floral arrangements for parties and special occasions.

Course Completion of FLORS 183C ( or FLORS 83C)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Design and construction of floral arrangements for parties and special occasions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FLORS 183C ( or FLORS 83C)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Market and promote a successful special events floral business.
2. Plan and organize the purchase, construction, set-up, and removal of floral decorations for a party or special occasion.
3. Conceive and execute thematic party/special occasion floral designs.
4. Create balloon decorations for a party or special occasion.
5. Properly set and decorate tables for a party or special occasion.
6. Summarize the elements of effective floral room decorations.
7. Develop party/special occasion floral decorations for an outdoor setting.
8. Execute contracts for party/special occasion work.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
  A. Marketing and promotion
  B. Selling
  C. Planning and organization
  D. Party themes
  E. Props
  F. Balloon decorations
  G. Table settings
  H. Room decor
  I. Outdoor settings
II. Marketing and Promotion
  A. Assess the market
  B. Pros and cons of party work
  C. Employee talent assessment
  D. Marketing ideas
  E. Benefits and galas
  F. Networking
  G. Selling
      1. Consultation
      2. Add-on sales and service
  H. Contracts
  I. Insurance
III. Planning and Organization
  A. Planning for purchase and construction
  B. Logistics of party work
  C. Delivery
  D. Party removal and clean-up
  E. Subcontracting
IV. Party Themes
  A. Theme ideas
  B. Use of materials
      1. Colors
      2. Floral materials
      3. Props
      4. Accessories
      5. Table settings
      6. Special effects
  C. Props
      1. Prop resources
      2. Pricing
      3. Care and handling
      4. Creating props
IV. Balloon Decorations
  A. Supplies
  B. Atmospheric considerations
  C. Inflation
  D. Table uses
  E. Balloon structures
  F. Special effects
V. Table Settings
  A. Table guide
  B. Table linens
  C. Place setting etiquette
  D. Table cover treatments
  E. Tabletop accessories
  F. Chair decorations
  G. Table centerpieces
VI. Room Decor
  A. Elements for decoration
  B. Versatile room decorations
VII. Outdoor Settings
  A. General guidelines
  B. Garden settings
  C. Other settings

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1. Design and construct a variety of themed floral arrangements for both indoor and outdoor party settings.
2. Assemble portfolio, including photos of design projects with accompanying journal entries listing materials and describing methods for each project, contracts, forms, sub-contracts, and insurance forms.
3. Diagram setting up of buffet area table.
4. Midterm.
5. Final project: create a themed table setting for one, utilizing a centerpiece appropriate for the setting.
6. Reading, 5-10 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 80%
Portfolio and projects.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Mid term
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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