Floral and Bridal Arrangement and Design

Program Description
This 480 clock hour requires the completion of 16 weeks (days), or 16 weeks (evenings) of study. This program will familiarize students with the fundamental skills to perform the duties of a Floral and Bridal Arrangement Designer in a flower shop working with various types of flowers and foliage. Students also learn to create arrangements using artificial plants and balloons.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to create floral decorations with live flowers and foliage or artificial flowers or balloons for special events such as birthdays, weddings, holidays or other types.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as a Floral and Bridal Arrangement and Designer in flower shop setting.
Licensure Goal/Requirements:None

Program Length/Class Hours

6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 16 weeks, 480 hours

Module Title: Total Lecture Clinical/Lab
Hours Hours Hours
Module AFB Introduction to Decorations 30 10 20
Module BFB Natural Floral Arranging 60 10 50
Module CFB Artificial Floral Arranging 60 10 50
Module DFB Album Decoration 60 10 50
Module EFB Balloon Decoration 60 10 50
Module FFB Porcelain Decoration 60 10 50
Module GFB Seasonal decoration 60 10 50
Module HFB Bridal Accessories and Arrangements 60 10 50
Module IFB Career Development 30 10 20
Total 450 90 390

Module Description:

 Module AFB Introduction to Decorations – Students will learn the fundamentals of decoration and the different types of material that are used to create decorations in the floral industry.

Module BFB Natural Floral Arranging – Students will learn to identify natural flowers and foliage commonly used when creating arrangements. Students will also learn how to properly care for and handle these types of flowers and foliage.

Module CFB Artificial Floral Arranging – Students will learn how to utilize artificial flowers and foliage that are commonly used to create arrangements.

Module DFB Album Decoration – Students will learn how to create arrangements that may be used as special décor or in photos for memoir albums.

Module EFB Balloon Decoration – Students will learn how to use Mylar and Latex balloon to create decorations that will accent floral arrangements. Students will also learn how to use helium gas to inflate the balloons in a safe manner.

Module FFB Porcelain Decoration – Students will learn how to decorate porcelain items used for accenting floral arrangements. Students will also learn how to paint and enhance porcelain items for décor purposes.

Module GFB Seasonal Decoration – Students will learn how to arrange various types of flowers and foliage to create arrangements that have a seasonal theme, including holidays and events.

Module HFB Bridal Accessories and Arrangements – Students will learn how to utilize bridal accessories in order to create a bridal arranged theme for wedding events. Students will also learn how to decorate rooms for wedding celebrations utilizing balloons and other accessories.

Module IFB Career Development – Students will apply their knowledge and skills learned in a practical hands-on environment and also seek entry level employment in the field related to their program of study.

Course Materials/Equipment: Scissors, wire, heat gun, natural and artificial flowers/foliage, baskets, vases, candles and decorating/ornamental supplies

Requirements for Graduation: Students must pass a final exam with a score of 70%, “D” grade or better, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, to be considered for graduation. Internship/externship not required.