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.

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02823)

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 be able to plan, organize, and develop a budget for the floral arrangements for a convention or business event.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Program Requirements
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
Select one of the following:1
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FLOWERING SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATON: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: VINES AND GROUND COVERS
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
Select 11 units of electives11
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