SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 12:38:52 AMFLORS 83C Course Outline as of Fall 1999

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Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 83CTitle:  EXOTIC FLOWERS  
Full Title:  Floristry Design/Exotic Flowers
Last Reviewed:2/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.5017.5 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  05 - May Be Taken for a Total of 4 Units
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the care, handling and use of orchids, tropical and exotic flowers and foliages. Some party work.  More elaborate body flowers and advanced design: vertical negatives and garden designs. The students' creativity is expanded, using basic knowledge to bring out the individuality.

Course Completion of FLORS 83B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Care, handling & use of orchids, tropical & exotic flowers & foliage. Advanced design.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FLORS 83B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:05 - May Be Taken for a Total of 4 Units


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1987Inactive:Fall 2016
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Explore different more advanced design styles. Create an interest
   in different containers.
2.  Develop the eye for more complicated design; using different
   materials to create interest in the design.
3.  Develop a stronger knowledge and use of color and the color wheel.
4.  Use tropical flowers and foliages; understand the use of these
   materials; the care and handling of tropicals and orchids.
5.  Discuss different styles of body flowers for women and men.
   Determine the best presentation and wearing of body flowers.
6.  Create and plant a dish/garden basket. Demonstrate the proper
   selection of compatable plant materials.
7.  Create new designs using the vertical, horizontal and vegative
8.  The importance of air and space will be discussed.
9.  Final project: 4-5 students working as a unit will create a party
   theme, plan it, obtain props for it, design floral arrangements
   and set up party final.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Registration and introduction. Container and supplies needed for
2.  Symmetrical/assymetrical arrangements.
3.  Use of color. Assymetrical arrangement.
4.  Color wheel. Presentation of arm bouquet.
5.  Orchids for everyday use. Orchid arrangement.
6.  Tropical and foliages. Antherium arrangement.
7.  Care and handling of Bird of Paradise. Bird of Paradise arrangement.
8.  Sympathy work. Flat spray.
9.  Body flowers. Shoulder corsage.
10. Men's body flowers. Bouts.
11. Dish/basket gardens. Dish/Basket garden planted.
12. Vertical designs. Vertical arrangement using very strong vertical
   lines, use cluster style.
13. Vegatative design. Vegatative arrangement (as a garden grows)
   adding interest with moss, rock, or other items.
14. Air and space. Dropped front bridal bouquet in holder.
15. Project - party, group of 4-5 students, planning, creating, and
   designing a party. Flowers, and greens must be planned determining
   quantity and cost, staying within a $25.00 budget per group.
16. Midterm and final exam.

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1.  Design a symmetrical arrangement, use different foliages.
2.  Design an asymmetrical arrangement, using a pedestal container.
3.  Make a presentation arm bouquet:
     A. Wrapped in cello to finish.
     B. Finish off using greens and bows.
4.  Design an orchid arrangement; use water tubes, attach at least one
   tube with an orchid to a branch, covering mechanics.
5.  Design an antherium arrangement showing effective use of the leaves
   and galax leaves to create an interest area.
6.  Demonstrate how to open a Bird of Paradise; use in an arrangment.
7.  Make the pack for a flat funeral spray; design spray so it will
   hand correctly.
8.  Design a shoulder corsage that will sit on the shoulder well without
   falling or sliding when not pinned on. Add some special effects
   for interest.
9.  Create men's body flowers; jacket lapel, jacket shoulder, pants
   leg etc.
10. Design and plant a dishgarden (basket garden) select plant materials
   that compliment each other and that use much the same water and
11. Design a vertical arrangement using very strong vertical lines, use
   cluster style.
12. Create and design a vegatative arrangement (as a garden would grow).
   Add interest using moss, rocks or other items.
13. Show the use and understanding of air and space in design in creating
   a drop front bridal bouquet done in a holder.
14. Final project: as a group 4-5 students, design and create a party.
   All materials, props will be brought to class for assembly. The
   flowers and greens for this party must be planned, taking into
   account amount, and cost, be ordered and arrangements completed
   in class. Complete set-up and arranging of party final will be done
   in two hours.

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 problem solving assessments and 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
10 - 25%
Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams, FINAL PROJECT
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 25%

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