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Floral Designer

If you are creative and love flowers you might enjoy a career in floral design. Floral designers work in florists, garden stores and flower wholesalers.

Certificate code: CE.FLOR-FLORAL-ARRG

We offer the following as a certificate program in Floral Design, come check it out!!!

What is the job outlook?
Employment of floral designers is expected to decline by about three percent through 2018; but opportunities in grocery store and Internet flower shops are expected to be good. The average annual salary of floral designers in Maryland is $30,000.

What is the training?
Training consists of four core, noncredit courses and two electives. The four core courses must be taken in sequence and the entire training can be completed in as little as 12 months. Total hours: 46.5- 51.5

What courses will I take?
OCC-331 - Floriculture 1: Basic Floral Design - 12.5 hours

OCU-335 - Floriculture 2: Advanced Floral Design - 12.5 hours (offered at a later date) 
(Prerequisite - OCC 331- Floriculture I) 

OCA-322 - Floriculture 3: High Style Designs - 12.5 hours   
(Prerequisite - OCC 331 & OCU 335- Floriculture I & II)

OCC 312 - Floriculture: Capstone Project
(Prerequisite - OCC 331, OCU 335 and OCA 322 - Floriculture I, II & III) 

Students then choose two electives from the following courses:

OCA-353 - Floriculture: High and Low Arrangements
OCA 350 - Tabletop Design
OCU 351 - Wedding Flowers and Corsages
OCA 321 - Spring Flower Arranging
OPT 347 - Summer Flower Arranging

The following courses will be offered at a future date:

OCA 357 - Floriculture: Home Decors with Silk Flowers
OCU 327 - Floriculture: Thanksgiving Floral Arrangements
OCU 326 - Floriculture: Christmas Floral Arrangements
OCA-354 - Floriculture: Black and White Arrangements 

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion of all six noncredit courses, students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the AACC certificate students must complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$716 to $864, depending on electives chosen, for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
Student must be at least 16 years old.

How do I enroll?
Register online, by faxmail, in person.  Use certificate code CE.FLOR-FLORAL-ARRG. Visit for details.

For more information contact 410-777-2325 or Carol Cassidy at