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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

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

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.

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
OCU 327 - Floriculture: Thanksgiving Floral Arrangements
OCU 326 - Floriculture: Christmas Floral Arrangements

NOTE: Electives: if a course number is not highlighted, course is not being offered at this time.

The following courses are not a part of the certificate program :
FLR 322 - Start Your Own Floral Business NEW ONLINE
OCC 399 - Floral Arrangements in Vases NEW
OPA 332 - Advanced Floral Sympathy Design

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 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