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The Floristry major 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.
Students interested in the career certificate program can see the Floristry certificate site. More information about the Floristry program can be found at the Consumer and Family Studies website.
The requirements for the Floristry (AA) program are:
Complete 24 units from
- Floristry Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Floristry Requirements - complete 23.00 units
|Beginning Basic Floral Design
|Intermediate Floral Design
|Floristry Design/Exotic Flowers
|European & Advanced Contemporary Floral Design
|Retail Flower Shop Sales and Service
|Flowers to Wear and Carry
|Flowers for Parties and Special Events
|Display and Merchandising for Retail Florists
|Dry/Silk Floral Design
|Identification & Handling of Flowers, Foliages & Plants
|Sympathy Design, Selling and Management
|Floristry Business Merchandising and Display
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
|Introduction to Art & Design
|Principles of Color
|Business Records & Cash Flow
|Arts of the Professional Floral Designers
|Contemporary and Japanese Flower Arrangements
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
|Introduction to Information Literacy
|Information Literacy for Research Projects
|Finding and Using Information
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.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.