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Floristry Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 23
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Term Effective: Spring 2008


The Floristry Certificate of Achievement prepares students for work in the floristry industry. Flower care and handling, basic design, use of seasonal, dry, silk, or exotic plant materials, floral decoration, and special occasion arrangement are some of the skills and topics covered in the program.

Individuals typically find employment in many areas of the floral industry, such as retail flower shops, large retailers, wholesale suppliers, wineries, growers, and event and party planners.

With the great number of floral related businesses in Sonoma County, the job outlook is good. While the number of retail flower shops has remained constant, flowers are becoming available in many types of stores, such as supermarkets and mass merchandisers. In addition, the growth of the Sonoma County tourism industry is leading to more job opportunities. Flowers used for weddings, special events and conventions are increasing the demand for qualified floral designers.

This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option. More information about the Floristry program can be found at the Consumer and Family Studies website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Name and properly use the tools and mechanics in floral design;
  2. demonstrate proper standards of care and handling of fresh floral materials;
  3. create fresh floral arrangements and distinguish between the different types of design styles; and
  4. demonstrate an entry level knowledge of retail flower shop operation.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Floristry Certificate program are:

  • Complete 23 units from
    • Floristry Requirements

Floristry Requirements - complete 23.00 units
FLORS 83ABeginning Floral Design2.00
FLORS 83BIntermediate Floral Design2.00
FLORS 83CAdvanced Floral Design2.00
FLORS 87European & Advanced Contemporary Floral Design1.00
FLORS 95Retail Flower Shop Sales and Service1.50
FLORS 105Flowers to Wear and Carry1.00
FLORS 106Flowers for Parties and Special Events1.00
FLORS 108Display and Merchandising for Retail Florists1.00
FLORS 109Dry/Silk Floral Design1.00
FLORS 110Identification & Handling of Flowers, Foliages & Plants1.50
FLORS 112Wedding Design2.00
FLORS 113Sympathy Design2.00
FLORS 114Retail Flower Shop Management3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
ART 3Introduction to Art & Design3.00
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
BMG 85.3Business Records & Cash Flow1.00
FLORS106.1Special Events1.00
FLORS 107Arts of the Professional Floral Designers1.00
FLORS 111Ikebana: Traditional & Contemporary Designs1.00

Term Effective: Spring 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2014

Previous Versions:

Floristry - effective Summer 2005
Floristry - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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