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Advanced Floral Wedding Designs Workshop

Cost: $949
Prerequisite: Open to all graduates of the UFV Floral Design Certificate program or Professional Florists with a minimum of 2 years design experience.

Participants will learn how to design the following bouquets and floral jewelry and event centre pieces.

        Offset Bridal Bouquet

        Wedding Event Centre Piece

        Upright Bouquet

        Garden Style Bouquet

        Modern Garden Style Cascade Bouquet

        Floral Jewelry; rings, necklaces, armbands, hair flowers, and more

        Rectangular Bridal Bouquet

        Floral crowns

Course Fee $949 includes flowers and all supplies.

Hands on floral designs for all sessions, no tests, homework, or projects.


Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Jun 6- 29 |40138, 8 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm 


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

Floral Design Basics 1

Cost: $869

Develop a fundamental knowledge of flower arranging and learn the Elements and Principles of floral design. Familiarize yourself with common and botanical plant and flower names. Learn about floral tools and supplies, the care and handling of flowers, and the preparation and planning of floral design. Make your own floral arrangements to take home. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the tuition fee, and a floral toolkit is an additional one-time fee at registration.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Program tool kit cost is $149+tax  at the time of registration


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Sep 12- Oct 13* 2022 | 80004, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30 pm-10 pm * Last session is a Thursday due to Thanks giving holiday*


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Floral Design Basics 2

Cost: $869
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Acquire the skills needed to work independently on basic flower arrangements and expand your knowledge with hands-on experience creating advanced styles of floral design. Learn about sales, pricing, wire services, branding and merchandising. Create your own floral arrangements to take home and enjoy. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Oct 17-Nov 16, 2022| 80014, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

 


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Floral Design Christmas

Cost: $869
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1 & 2

Try your hand at a variety of Christmas designs. Learn about Christmas-related product information, cone identification, decorating a Christmas tree, and seasonal designs (table centrepiece with candles, Christmas wreaths, door hangings, and one-sided arrangements). Find out about fertilizers and pesticides for houseplants. Flowers and supplies are included in the course fee. 

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Nov 21- Dec 21, 2022 | 80005, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30 pm-10 pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Floral Design Special Occasions

Cost: $869*
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1 & 2

Learn the skills needed to decorate with a variety of materials other than flowers and to incorporate floral and non-floral products in to an arrangement. Topics include historical background of special holidays, product information, hospital guidelines for flowers, and special holiday designs. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

*Kit and supply restock fee $100 +tax


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Jan 17-31 and Mar 7-16*, 2022| 20233, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30 pm-10 pm

DATES WILL BE CHANGING (due to program delays from recent flooding in the Fraser Valley)


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

Floral Design Sympathy and Church

Cost: $869
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1 & 2

Expand your floral design skills to create sympathy funeral arrangements and other church decorations. Topics include the importance of sympathy etiquette and traditions, customer care, and creating floral designs such as a casket sprays, church bouquets, wreath designs, and easel sprays. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Mar 21- Apr 21, 2022 | 20234, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed*, 6:30 pm-10 pm


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

Floral Design Weddings

Cost: $869
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1 & 2

Learn fundamental skills to produce wedding bouquets and arrangements. Topics include magazine worthy wedding flowers, wedding productions, the meaning of flowers, multicultural weddings, and how to develop a wedding business. Create floral designs to wear such as body flowers, floral jewelry, and floral leis; design bridal bouquets, reception flowers, and more. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Apr 25-May 30, 2022| 20311, 10 Sessions, Mon*, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

*Mondays that land on a stat move to the Thursday of the week.

Advanced Floral Design Weddings 

TBA | 40138, 8 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register for Winter/Spring courses
Landscape Design 1

Cost: $395

Acquire the skills to develop a residential landscape design that extends your lifestyle outdoors. Learn how to use the landscape design process, graphic plans, and the outdoor room concept to create a personalized and inviting outdoor living space of any size. This is the first in a series of courses related to landscape design. This course is perfect for homeowners, tenants, and property managers, as well members of the landscape industry. The class is taught by career horticulturalist and educator Michelle Nakano. 


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

TBA | CRN, 8 sessions, Wed, 6 pm-9 pm

Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Landscape

Cost: $595

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certificcation exam for landscape general. Exam is written on the last day of classes. 

Purchase the following books for the first day of class from the UFV Chilliwack Bookstore:

  • Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicatore Core maunual, British Columbia - 2011 Edition
  • Landscape Applicatore Certification manual - 2017 Edition

Delivery method: Blended

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Nov 21-26 | 80134, 4 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri 5-9pm , Saturday 9am -3pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Agriculture

Cost: $595

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certification Exam for Agriculture general. The exam is written on the last day of classes.

Purchase the following book for the first day of class from the UFV Chilliwack Bookstore: 

  • Pesticide Applicator Course for Agriculture Producers

Delivery method: Blended

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Nov 21-26 | 80177, 4 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri 5-9pm , Saturday 9am -3pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Plant Identification

Cost: $115

Discover how related plants have similar patterns for identification. In this hands-on session, you will learn basic plant patterns and practice methods that will enable you to identify plants everywhere you go.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Pruning Workshop

Cost: $119

This six-hour hands-on workshop covers basic pruning techniques applicable to a wide variety of plant material. Participants work on different trees, ornamental shrubs, and a fruit tree to learn to make proper cuts. Dress for the weather and bring your own pruners, such as secateurs or loppers.


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford campus

Oct 1, 80211 | 1 session, Sat, 10am - 4pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Residential landscape Design 1

Cost: $395

Acquire the skills to develop a residential landscape design that extends your lifestyle outdoors. Learn how to use the landscape design process, graphic plans, and the outdoor room concept to create a personalized and inviting outdoor living space of any size. This is the first in a series of courses related to landscape design. This course is perfect for homeowners, tenants, and property managers, as well members of the landscape industry. The class is taught by career horticulturalist and educator Michelle Nakano.


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Soap Making - Cold Process

Cost: $119

Learn the basics of old fashioned soap making and make your own basic cold process castile soap. Participants will learn the basic steps, from safety, weighing, bringing to trace, adding scents and exfoliants and using molds. All materials and supplies are provided. You are welcome to bring your own scented oils. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, including long sleeves. Please bring hand towel to insulate your soap for 24 hours after class. Take home 2 pounds of soap, recipe, techniques and confidence to make your next batch at home. Soap is ready to use in 3 weeks.


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Soap Making - Hot Process

Cost: $135

Learn the basics of old fashioned soap making and make your own hot process soap. Participants will learn the basic steps, from safety, weighing, bringing to trace, adding scents and exfoliants and using molds. All materials and supplies are provided. You are welcome to bring your own scented oils. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, including long sleeves. Please bring hand towel to insulate your soap for 24 hours after class. Take home 2 pounds of soap, recipe, techniques and confidence to make your next batch at home. Soap is ready to use in 24 hours.


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

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