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Floral Design

floral arrangement classes Program Duration: 2 Months
Course Contact Hours: 160
Student Tuition: $1,999.99


Our Floral Design program prepares students for a career creating floral arrangements as well as running a successful florist business. These floral arrangement classes balance theory with practice, addressing the history of design, creative elements, floral anatomy, and nomenclature, in addition to techniques, tools, and specialties. Students will be organized for the real business world with
discussions on distribution, marketing, advertising, and the other industry-specific problems required for results in the field.

Prerequisite(s): None

After finishing these floral design classes online, you should have the ability to:

  • Identify steps for establishing career goals and looking for jobs that line up.
  • Comprehend the significance of researching careers and creating a network.
  • Determine techniques for writing successful resumes and cover letters.
  • Determine strategies for advertising yourself during a job interview.
  • Determine techniques for negotiating job offers and handling your career.


Upon successful completion our floral arrangement classes, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Floral Design Associate (CFDA).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**


Floral Design Module 1
Harvesting and Care

  • Harvest Distribution
  • Flower Retailing
  • Product Presentation
  • Shop Layout
  • Careers
  • Continuing Education
  • Flower Nomenclature
  • Inflorescence Patterns
  • Postharvest Physiology
  • Metabolic Processes
  • Care and Handling
  • Refrigeration
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Floral Design Module 2
Design and Composition

  • Design and Style
  • Harmony and Unity
  • Color Schemes
  • Physiological Effects of Color
  • Balance
  • Proportion
  • Scale
  • Focal Point and Rhythm
  • Line and Form
  • Space and Depth
  • Texture
  • Fragrance

Floral Design Module 3
Tools and Containers

  • Mechanics of Arrangement
  • Foundation
  • Wiring
  • Flower and Foliage Forms
  • Flower Shape Groups
  • Mixing Forms
  • Shapes of Floral Arrangements
  • Oriental Style
  • European Style
  • Geometric Design
  • Western Line Design
  • Knives and Clippers

Floral Design Module 4
Special Occasions

  • Holidays
  • Expressing Sentiments
  • Seasonal Themes
  • Novelty Designs
  • Flowers to Wear
  • Corsages
  • Boutonnieres
  • Accessorizing Designs
  • Everlasting Design
  • Artificial Flowers and Foliage
  • Silk Flowers
  • Dried and Preserved Plant Material

Floral Design Module 5
Oriental Style of Design

  • History of Floral Design
  • Flower Art in Ancient Civilizations
  • Egyptian Period
  • Greek Period
  • Sacred Lotus Flower
  • European Periods
  • Clean Lines of Nature
  • Simplicity
  • Symbolism
  • Careful Placement
  • Symbolic of Nature

Floral Design Module 6
Weddings and Funeral Flowers

  • Contemporary Designs and Techniques
  • Classic-Mass Design
  • Traditional European Period Style
  • Mille Fleurs Design
  • Wedding Flowers
  • Floral Romance
  • Promotion and Advertising
  • Wedding Consultation
  • Sympathy Flowers
  • Trends and Regional Differences
  • Casket Sprays
  • Easel Sprays

Floral Design Module 7
Flowers and Foliage

  • Cut Flowers
  • Plant Nomenclature
  • Hybrids
  • Cultivar
  • Pronunciation
  • Common Names
  • Techniques to Increase Vase Life
  • Conifer Greens
  • Grasses
  • Herbs
  • Bamboo
  • Leafy Stems

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Required Materials:

The Art of Floral Design by Norah T. Hunter

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also) o Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 o Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)