Certificates of Achievement
Savanah St. Clair
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Office: CFS 91043
Jennifer Adelini, DVM
RVT Program Director
Lu Dao, DVM
Pre-veterinary Faculty Advisor
Floral Design and Management
Floral Design and Management Certificate of Achievement
This program teaches students the flowers and plants in Southern California used primarily in the florist trade. In laboratory work the student learns corsage making, flower arrangements, funeral offerings, and the use of plastic flowers. Lectures include shop management, buying, and salesmanship. Upon completion of the certificate program, the student is qualified to be employed in a flower shop.
To find information about the careers for which this certificate prepares you, the costs associated with the program, median debt accumulated by students completing the program, and time to completion, please review the Gainful Employment Disclosure.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Using the elements and principles of floral design and basic color theory as well as industry standards, create basic floral arrangements and corsages.
- Identify by common and botanical names numerous flower and foliage varieties and determine the post-harvest care and handling procedures.
- Create industry-standard floral designs for categories of special events, such as wedding décor, sympathy tributes, window displays, permanent botanicals, and event designs.
- Apply business concepts to the management of a floral business, including issues related to accounting, marketing, and general management.
Certificate - Required courses
- PLNT SC 701: Retail Floral Design and Practices I (2 units)
- PLNT SC 711: Botany for Horticulture (3 units)
- PLNT SC 714: Principles of Horticulture (3 units)
- PLNT SC 896A: Horticulture Projects A (1 unit)
- PLNT SC 896B: Horticulture Projects B (2 units)
Certificate - Elective courses
Select a minimum of 7 semester units from the following:
ACCTG 1 (5 units); ART 201 (3 units); BUS 5 (3 units); MGMT 13 (3 units); PLNT SC 829 (3 units}; Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of the Department Chair.
Certificate - Total Units 18