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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:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Name and properly use the tools and mechanics in floral design;
- demonstrate proper standards of care and handling of fresh floral materials;
- create fresh floral arrangements and distinguish between the different types of design styles; and
- demonstrate an entry level knowledge of retail flower shop operation.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Floristry Certificate program are:
|Floristry Requirements - complete 23.00 units|
|FLORS 83A||Beginning Floral Design||2.00|
|FLORS 83B||Intermediate Floral Design||2.00|
|FLORS 83C||Advanced Floral Design||2.00|
|FLORS 87||European & Advanced Contemporary Floral Design||1.00|
|FLORS 95||Retail Flower Shop Sales and Service||1.50|
|FLORS 105||Flowers to Wear and Carry||1.00|
|FLORS 106||Flowers for Parties and Special Events||1.00|
|FLORS 108||Display and Merchandising for Retail Florists||1.00|
|FLORS 109||Dry/Silk Floral Design||1.00|
|FLORS 110||Identification & Handling of Flowers, Foliages & Plants||1.50|
|FLORS 112||Wedding Design||2.00|
|FLORS 113||Sympathy Design||2.00|
|FLORS 114||Retail Flower Shop Management||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:|
|ART 3||Introduction to Art & Design||3.00|
|ART 4||Principles of Color||3.00|
|BMG 85.3||Business Records & Cash Flow||1.00|
|FLORS 107||Arts of the Professional Floral Designers||1.00|
|FLORS 111||Ikebana: Traditional & Contemporary Designs||1.00|
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.
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.