Floral Design Certificate  

This certificate program will offer you in-depth, comprehensive training that is designed to prepare you for direct employment in the floral industry.  Along with a significant theory component, the program is practical and current in terms of course content and relevancy to the field. Emphasis is on mastering the correct mechanics and basic shapes of floral design using fresh, treated, and dried floral products. You will also learn some advanced techniques.

The program consists of six modules:

• Floral Design Basics I
• Floral Design Basics II
• Christmas Arrangements
• Special Occasion/Silk and Dried Flowers
• Sympathy and Church Flowers
• Wedding Flowers

For more information contact Karen Massier at 604-847-5471 or 1-888-504-7441, local 5471, or email karen.massier@ufv.ca

Each course may be taken separately or applied to the certificate.

Floral Design Basics I
This course will provide a fundamental knowledge of flower arranging, and an introduction to common plant names. Topics include introduction to floral tools and supplies, care and handling of flowers, preparation and planning, plant identification and design. Please bring scissors, wire cutters and a paring knife to the first class. You will make your own floral arrangements to take home. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.
Text: AIFD Guide to Floral Design, available at the UFV Bookstore

ABBOTSFORD campus
(80061 FLDE BAS01 A9A) Deborah James, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–10 pm, $649. Starts Sep 10

Floral Design Basics II
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics I
This course covers the skills necessary to work independently on basic flower arrangements. Topics include sales, pricing, plant identification, and advanced design work. You will make your own floral arrangements to take home. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.
Text: AIFD Guide to Floral Design, available at the UFV Bookstore

ABBOTSFORD campus
(80062 FLDE BAS02 A9A) Deborah James, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–10 pm, $649. Starts Oct 15

Floral Design Christmas
This module covers a variety of Christmas designs. Fertilizers and pesticides for house plants will also be covered. Topics include product information (Christmas related materials), cone identification, decorating a Christmas tree, and designs (table centerpiece with candles, Christmas
wreaths, door hangings, and one-sided arrangements). Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee. Please note there will be a field
trip on Nov 24 evening.

ABBOTSFORD campus
(80063 FLDE XMAS1 A9A) Deborah James, 10 sessions, Tues, Thurs, and Sun Nov 24, 6:30–10 pm, $649. Starts Nov 19

Deborah Lee James, AIFD, has an extensive background of over 30 years, as a floral designer. In that time she has owned and operated two Abbotsford floral shops. She was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2004 and served on the board of the Canadian Professional Floral Designers Association (CPFDA).

She has demonstrated her passion for floral design as a featured designer at numerous floral design, wedding and trade shows. Her work has been featured in floral design magazines and her attention to detail has won her several awards such as “Best Overall” in the Flowers Canada Design Competition, and “The Peoples Choice Award” at the CanWest Horticulture Show. Deborah is excited to be able to share her love of floral design with you as an instructor with UFV.

Karen Massier
Partnership and Continuing Education Coordinator

Trades & Technology
University of the Fraser Valley
5579 Tyson Road, Chilliwack,  BC Canada, V2R 0H9

direct tel: 604-847-5471
toll-free: 1-888-504-7441 local 5471
email: Karen.Massier@ufv.ca
www.ufv.ca

 



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