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Floral Designer

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-304 Floriculture 1: Basic Floral

FLD-305 Floricuture 2: Basic Floral

FLD-301 Floriculture Capstone

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

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

FLD-316 Advanced Floral Sympathy Design

FLD-302 Merchandising for Retail Flower Shops

FLR-333 Advanced Floral Design Evaluation

FLR-325 Spring Flowers

FLR-323 May Day Baskets

FLR-332 Fresh Flowers: Churches and Places of Worship

FLR-335 Floral Design Wholesale Orientation

FLR-334 Exquisite Bows for Floral Design and More

FLR-301 Tropical Flower Design

other home and garden courses

Classes that are not included in our Floral Design certificate are available on our Home and Garden page.

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.

How do I enroll?

Register online, by faxmail, in person using certificate code CE.FLOR-FLORAL-ARRG.



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. 


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