Floral Design

Floral designers, also known as florists, cut and arrange live, dried or silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons and other accessories for special occasions. Most floral designers work in retail businesses, usually in flower shops or grocery stores. About 31 percent of floral designers were self-employed in 2010.

 

Position Requirements

None


Information Unique to the Training

Most floral designers have a high school diploma or the equivalent and learn their skills on the job or through formal training over the course of a few months.

 

Courses to Complete

  • Prerequisites 
    None
  • Core Courses
    VOC457 Introduction to Floral Design
    VOC458 Designing Wedding Flowers
    VOC498 Designing Sympathy Flowers
    VOC495 Mastering Floral Design 

 

Approximate Number of Hours

96 hours

 

Approximate Training Cost*

$1,400

 

Licensure/Certification Earned

None

 

Related Continuing Education Courses

None

 

Estimated Hourly Wage**

$10 - 12 /hr.

 

*Unless noted, the cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

 

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