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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-304 Floriculture 1: Basic Floral

FLD-305 Floricuture 2: Basic Floral

FLD-307 Sympathy Flowers 

FLD-317 Wedding: Personal Flowers

FLD-309 Floriculture 1: Lab New Section Added!

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-314 Permanent Botanical and Silk Flower Arranging NEW

FLD-315 Hotel Lobby and Corporate Flowers (Will be offered in future terms.)

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-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

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

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

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.