Floral Design

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02821)

Designed to train students in the skills needed in the floral design industry. Students who successfully complete the degree are eligible for positions such as assistant floral designer, floral designer, floral shop manager, and floral shop owner. Positions may be found at floral shops, wholesale floral suppliers, retail nurseries, hotels and resorts, and as a private floral consultant. Students who have completed this degree have proven they can produce not only the normal bank of floral products but also new, creative, and innovative designs for all activities.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Graduates of this program will interview a prospective bride, present floral design themes, and justify the budget for the flowers for a wedding.
  • Graduates of this program will be able to plan, organize, and develop a budget for the floral arrangements for convention or business event.
  • Graduates of this program will understand the differences requirements of planning the floral needs of funerals for different ethnic cultures.
Program Requirements
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
LNT 113PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
LNT 138FLORAL DESIGN I3
LNT 140FLORAL DESIGN II3
LNT 141FLORAL DESIGN III1
LNT 147WEDDING DESIGN AND EVENT PLANNING2
PD 290OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I2
PD 291OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II2
PD 292OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III2
PD 293OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IV2
Electives
Complete 9 units from Recommended Electives9
Total Units36
Recommended Electives
LNT 95PORTFOLIOS, PRESENTATIONS, AND CONSULTATIONS FOR FLORAL DESIGN1
LNT 118PLANT IDENTIFICATION FOR FLORAL DESIGN1
LNT 146PLANT PROPAGATION1.5
LNT 148HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES3
ART 121DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I3
BUS 144ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY1
BUS 145FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS1
BUS 147SUCCESSFUL SELLING TECHNIQUES1
BUS 148DEVELOPING AND STARTING A NEW BUSINESS3
COMM 174INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.