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Floral Design student prepares flowers

If you’re creative and love flowers you might enjoy a career in floral design. Floral designers work in florists, garden stores and flower wholesalers. AACC offers a continuing education certificate in floral design.

Certificate code: CE.FLOR-FLORAL-ARRG

What is the training?

Training consists of eight core, noncredit courses and two electives. The eight core courses are recommended to be taken in sequence and the entire training can be completed in as little as 12 months.

What courses will I take?

Required Core Courses

FLD-301 Floriculture Capstone 

FLD-305 Floriculture 2: Basic Floral New Section Added!

FLD-307 Sympathy Flowers 

FLD-317 Wedding: Personal Flowers

FLD-309 Floriculture 1: Lab 

FLD-306 Floriculture 3 Advanced Floral Design

FLD-310 Floriculture 3: Lab New Date

Electives (Choose Two)

FLD-311 Party and Event Flowers

FLD-312 Prom Body & Fashion Flowers

FLD-313 Cascading Bridal Bouquets 

FLD-314 Permanent Botanical and Silk Flower Arranging 

FLD-315 Hotel Lobby and Corporate Flowers 

FLD-300 Fresh Flower Care and Handling

FLD-303 Wedding: Ceremony Flowers (Will be offered in future terms.)

FLD-316 Advanced Floral Sympathy Design (Will be offered in future terms.)

Additional Courses for the Professional

Additional, topic-focused courses in Floral Design

FLR-343 Foundations of Floral Design

FLD-501 Floral Crowns 

FLR-301 Tropical Flower Design 

FLR-323 May Day Baskets 

FLR-325 Spring Flowers 

FLR-328 Winter Flowers

FLR-329 Autumn Flowers

FLR-332 Fresh Flowers: Churches/Places

FLR-334 Exquisite Bows Floral Design

FLR-336 Flower Identification A-Z

FLR-338 Asian Inspired Floral Design New Date

FLR-339 On-Trend Bridal Bouquets and Boutonnieres New Date

FLR-340 On-Trend Wedding Reception Decor NEW

FLR-341 Wedding Flowers: Business Essentials NEW

FLR-342 On-Trend Flower Wall  

Take courses just for fun! Learn more about our Floral Design courses under Home and Garden Personal Enrichment.

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of all ten noncredit courses, students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate. Once you successfully complete all the course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.

What are the requirements?

Student must be at least 16 years old.


AACC has been approved as an Education Partner of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). Our comprehensive curriculum embraces the criteria required for AIFD accreditation. Completing the AACC Floral Design continuing education certificate helps prepare students for a successful career as a certified floral designer. For information on how to enroll in the floral design program and earn a continuing education certificate, visit the noncredit continuing education certificates page. 

How do I enroll?

Use certificate code CE.FLOR-FLORAL-ARRG when you register online, in person, by fax or mail. 

Learn about noncredit registration.