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Floral Design Certificate

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 8*-Oct 6, 2021, | 80004, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30 pm-10 pm 

*First class is a Wed Sep 8, second class is Thu Sep 9 to make up for the holiday, and then classes resumes the Mon & Wed schedule


Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

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 13-Nov 10  2021| 80014, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

 Starts on a Wednesday


Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

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

NEW Dates  | 80005

Dec 6 (M), 8 (W), 13(M), 15 (W), 16 (Thu), 20 (M) January 5 (W), 6 (Thu)

Times: 6:30 pm-10 pm


Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

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 10-Feb 9, 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)

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
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: Blended

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Mar 7- Apr 6, 2022 | 20234, 10 Sessions, Mon, Wed*, 6:30 pm-10 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
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 20-May 18, 2022| 20311, 10 Sessions, Mon*, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

First-class on a Wednesday.

*Mondays that land on a stat move to the Thursday of the week, including the first week of this class

Advanced Floral Design Weddings 

May 30-Jun 22, 2022| 40138, 8 Sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

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