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

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



Core Courses

  • VOC457 Introduction to Floral Design
  • VOC458 Designing Wedding Flowers
  • VOC459 Designing Sympathy Flowers
  • VOC460 Mastering Floral Design

Approximate Number of Hours
96 hours

Approximate Training Cost*

Licensure/Certification Earned

Related Continuing Education Courses

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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