Floral Design Careers

Floral Design Careers

 

PROFESSIONAL FLORAL DESIGN AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION

This program is designed for students seeking careers in plant production and floral businesses. This particular degree has a stronger focus on the floral design portion. Course work focuses on floral design as well as greenhouse production. Students will utilize the program greenhouses for the growing of flower crops. Topics covered in this program include basic and advanced floral design, flower shop and greenhouse operations, marketing merchandise, wedding and funeral floral design. Other duties include the growing of and caring for foliage and flowering plants, processing cut flowers and customer service. Some of the qualities desired to be successful include: the ability to work well with others, the desire to be part of a team, manual dexterity, good communication skills, the ability to be a self-starter and the desire to help others.

Program Title:
Floral Design Careers

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
Award Outcomes:
  • Apply care and handling techniques to all floral and plant materials.
  • Identify cut flowers, foliage and greenhouse crops.
  • Design with fresh and permanent materials.
  • Apply plant propagation methods.
  • Maintain Greenhouse crops.
  • Perform basic daily floral shop and greenhouse operations.
  • Display awareness of industry standards (floral and greenhouse) and expectations.
  • Develop plans for a floral business.
  • Demonstrate advanced floral design techniques and styles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of calculations within the industries.
  • Operate industry equipment properly and efficiently.

Career Opportunities:
The knowledge and skills learned in this program provide students with the opportunity to work in wholesale and retail floral businesses and in the greenhouse production industry. Typical career positions include: Professional Florist, Floral Designer, Flower Shop Owner or Manager, Garden Center Owner or Manager, Floral Wholesale Sales.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 45 Credits
FLWR1100 Fresh Cut Flower/Foilage Care, Handling and Identification 2
FLWR1201 Fresh Flower Design 3
FLWR1220 Contemporary Fresh Flower Design 2
FLWR1301 Permanent Flower and Foliage Design 3
FLWR1400 Visual Merchandising in the Floral Industry 2
FLWR1421 Internship 3
FLWR1430 Entrepreneurship in the Floral Industry 2
FLWR1440 Customer Service in the Floral Industry 1
FLWR1500 Sympathy Design 2
FLWR1600 Personal Flowers to Wear 2
FLWR1610 Wedding Design 3
LNDC1141 Nursery Propagation and Production 3
LNDC1166 Greenhouse Crop Production Fall 3
LNDC1176 Greenhouse Crop Production Winter 3
LNDC1187 Greenhouse Crop Production Summer 2
LNDC1242 Plant Biology 4
LNDC1271 Soil Science 3
LNDC2210 Interior Foliage Plants 2
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 9 Credits
ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
or
ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2 (Critical Thinking) 3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 9 (Ethics and Civic Responsibility) 3
General Education Electives: 6 Credits
Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).