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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-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

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-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

Additional Courses for the Professional

Advanced, topic-focused courses in Floral Design

FLD-500 Advanced Bridal Bouquets

FLD-501 Floral Crowns

FLD-503 Advanced Design: Armatures 

FLR-301 Tropical Floral Design

FLR-325 Spring Flowers 

FLR-332 Fresh Flowers: Churches/Places

FLR-333 Advanced Floral Design Eval

FLR-334 Exquisite Bows Floral Design

FLR-335 Floral Wholesale Orientation 

FLR-337 Advanced Floral Design Intensive

FLR-338 Asian Inspired Floral Design 

OCC-399 Floral Arrangements in Vases

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?

using certificate code CE.FLOR-FLORAL-ARRG.