Floral Design program

This certificate program will 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.

The following courses are part of the Floral Design certificate program and can be taken separately or applied to the certificate.

Floral Design Special Occasion
This module covers the skills needed to decorate with a variety of materials other than flowers, and to incorporate floral and non-floral products into an arrangement. Topics include historical background of special holidays, product information, hospital guidelines for flowers, plant identification, and designs. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Required Text: AIFD Guide to Floral Design, available at the UFV bookstore

ABBOTSFORD campus
(20047 FLDE SPEC1 A9A) Deborah James, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–10 pm, $649. Starts Jan 21. No class on Feb 13


Floral Design Sympathy and Church
This module covers funeral and other church decorations. Sales and invoicing will also be covered. Topics include plant identification and designs such as casket sprays, funeral bouquets, wreaths, baskets, and church bouquets. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Required Text: AIFD Guide to Floral Design, available at the UFV bookstore

ABBOTSFORD campus

(20048 FLDE SYMP1 A9A) Deborah James, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–10 pm, $649. Starts Mar 11


Floral Design Wedding
This module will provide fundamental skills to produce wedding bouquets and arrangements. Topics include marketing (how to sell wedding flowers, advertising), plant identification and designs (all around, contemporary, hand-tied, hair flowers, corsages, church arrangements). Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Required Text: AIFD Guide to Floral Design, available at the UFV bookstore

ABBOTSFORD campus

(20049 FLDE WED01 A9A) Deborah James, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–10 pm, $649. Starts Apr 22

Last updated December 2013 

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