Floral Design CSC
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Floral Design

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program is intended primarily for students who are seeking employment in the floral design business or who are presently employed in this field and wish to upgrade or enhance their skills. The program is also available for those who wish to establish credentials to demonstrate their expertise for exhibiting and judging.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Careers include serving as an owner/operator of an independent florist business; a floral department manager/staff in a supermarket or garden center; and a floral designer in partnership with a caterer, wedding coordinator, or corporate client. There is also tremendous growth in production, sale, and display of cut flowers at farmers’ markets.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students need good manual dexterity skills to fulfill job requirements in almost all applications of floral design training. In addition, an eye for color and an appreciation for design elements are very helpful.

All courses required for completion of this certificate can be applied to the AAS degree in Horticulture Technology.






HRT 260 Introduction to Floral Design 3


HRT 110 Principles of Horticulture 3


HRT 266 Advanced Floral Design 3


HRT 268 Advanced Floral Design Applications 3


______1 Humanities/Social Science Elective 3


HRT 106 Practical Horticulture 1


HRT 190 Coordinated Internship in Horticulture 1


HRT 121 Greenhouse Crop Production I 3


Floral Design Career Studies Certificate  20


1 PHI 220, PHI 225, ECO 120, PSY 200, SOC 200.

Name Program Email Phone
David Seward Floral Design CSC DSeward@reynolds.edu 804/523-5946


Common Job Titles1: Design Manager; Designer; Floral Artist; Floral Clerk; Floral Department Specialist; Floral Designer; Floral Manager; Florist; Flower Shop Laborer/Designer; Wedding Decorator

Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 179

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $19,300 - $30,200

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.