SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 12:27:31 AMFLORS 83A Course Outline as of Fall 1997

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 83ATitle:  BEG BAS FLORAL DSGN  
Full Title:  Beginning Basic Floral Design
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 Scheduled1.506 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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Basic florist designs, mechanics, guides to design, identification of flower and foliage shapes and their use, cut flower care, corsage mechanics and practice, containers and designer's aids.


Recommended Preparation:
Interest in floral design; desire to enter floral profession.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic florist designs, mechanics, guides to design, identification of flower & foliage shapes & their use, cut flower care, corsage mechanics & practice, containers and designer's aids.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Interest in floral design; desire to enter floral profession.
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 1981Inactive:
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 student will:
1.  Identify and be able to use florist tools.
2.  Identify and know proper use of florist ribbon and wire.
3.  Understand the mechanics of floral arrangements.
4.  Be able to design the following style arrangements:
   a.  bud vase
   b.  basic round
   c.  mixed round
   d.  basic carnation corsage and bout
   e.  raised center round
   f.  basic 12 carnation triangular arrangement
   g.  mixed triangular arrangement
   h.  small basket arrangement
   i.  basic centerpiece
   j.  mixed centerpiece with candles
   k.  mini carnation bout and corsage
   l.  dozen baby rose arrangement
   m.  proper care and handling of flowers and greens

Topics and Scope
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1.  Basic florist designs:
   Fan shaped
2.  Mechanics:
   Chicken Wire
   Shredded styrofoam
3.  Guides in Design
   Harmony and Rhythm
4.  Flower and foliage identification
5.  Cut flower care
   Upon delivery

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1.  Use florist tools properly.
2.  Make at least 2 bows in class and adequately wrap wire.
   Homework:  make 2 bows at home.
3.  Make a single carnation bout and corsage
4.  Demonstrate proper care and handling of flowers.
5.  Make 2 bud vases:  1-2carnations, greens, filler material and bow
                      2-mixed flowers, greens and filler material
6.  Cut and fit foam to container; make a basic round arrangement.
7.  Identify basic floral materials; make a mixed round arrangement.
8.  Mid-term, bring to class a mixed round arrangement; made at home
   with materials proquired by student.  Written exam.
9.  Understand principles of design.  Make a round arrangement with
   raised center.
10. Field trip to flower supplier.
11. Use color wheel.  Design a basic 12 carnation triangular arrangement.
12. Design a mixed flower triangular arrangement.
13. Discuss final project; get ideas developed for project.  Design a
   simple arrangement in a basket with a handle.
14. Design a basic centerpiece.
15. Show how to use candles and other items in an arrangement.  Make a
   mixed flower centerpiece with 2 candles.
16. Design a mini carnation corsage and bout.  Demonstrate proper way
   to wear these pieces.
17. Make baby rose arrangement.
18. Final project; do at home, bring to class to assemble.  Must have a
   theme and be a scene using a floral arrangement.  Written final .

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%
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, Notebook, final project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 25%
Notebook with good notes of lecture materials and diagrams. Attendance, effort, growth and participation. Final project.

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