Floral Assistant (FA11)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Standalone & Embedded in Horticulture Diploma & Degree)

Program Description: The Floral Assistant technical certificate of credit is designed to provide basic entry-level skills to individuals entering the floral work environment. Topics include: plant identification, greenhouse operations, and basic floral design.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 12

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 15 credits
HORT 1020

Emphasizes the identification,selection,and cultural requirements of herbaceous plants. Topics include: introduction to herbaceous plants, plant classification and nomenclature of herbaceous plants, herbaceous plant identification and culture requirements and seasonal color management.

HORT 1030

This course helps to prepare students for a career in the management of commercial greenhouses, conservatories and institutional greenhouses. Emphasis is placed on greenhouse construction; operation and management; regulating and controlling the environment; applying cultural practices as they affect plant physiological processes and influence plant growth and development; and management of a greenhouse business.

HORT 1720

This course introduces the basic concepts and practices of floral design. Topics include: introduction to floral design; principles and elements of design used in floral compositions; identification of commonly used floral materials; conditioning and storing cut flowers; mechanics and supplies of flower arranging; construction of basic geometric designs; and corsage construction.

HORT 1730
Prerequisite: HORT 1720

Advanced floral design theory; techniques and skills which enhances students' ability to design with cut and dried floral materials with emphasis on party, wedding, sympathy and high-style floral designs.

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