APPLY for ADMISSION    |   MyMERCER    |   
Moving You Forward

FLORAL DESIGN


Floral Design Certificate

To satisfy the requirements for the Mercer County Community College Floral Design Certificate, students must

  • Complete the Basic Floral Design class (Those with work or classroom related experience may receive a waiver for this course from the instructor.)
  • Complete 10 elective courses (for a total of 11 classes completed; those waived from the Basic Floral Design must complete 11 electives.)
  • Present a portfolio of your work, a current resume, and one completed floral design to three MCCC panelists at the culmination of the entire program

Whether you are an aspiring floral designer that is looking to start your career, considering making advancements in your profession, or looking to open your own business, enrolling in our certificate program is the ideal pathway. You will train with an industry expert while refining your skills for employment or business ownership opportunities.

By enrolling in these courses, you will gain a solid understanding of the Principles and Elements of floral design, allowing you to explore and develop your own design style. Through a variety of carefully designed and hands-on courses offered, you will learn many industry standard design techniques including corsage construction, cascading wedding bouquets, and armature structures. You will develop a diverse professional portfolio that will help you showcase your floral designs for prospective employers or clients.

Two floral arrangements will be made each class. No prior floral design experience is necessary to enroll. Students will keep all the arrangements they create in class. All 11 courses required for the Floral Design Certificate must be completed within a two-year time span. 

 

In order to ensure sufficient resources, no one will be registered past seven days prior to class.

 

Prerequisite Class: Basic Floral Design (offered every semester)

1. Cascading Wedding Bouquets (offered spring of even years)

2. Tropical Triangle Floral Design (offered spring of even years)

3. Crescent & Hogarth Curve Floral Design (offered spring of odd years)

4. Floral Designs to Accent Cakes (offered spring of odd years)

5. Hand Tied Wedding Bouquets (offered spring of odd years)

6. Armature Based Floral design (offered fall of odd years)

7. Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Hair Florals (offered fall of odd years)

8. Pave’ Floral Design (offered fall of odd years)

9. Floral Tablescapes (offered fall of even years)

10. Horizontal and Vertical Floral Designs (offered fall of even years)

11. Organic Floral Design (offered fall of even years)

12. Funeral Floral Design (offered spring of even years)


Basic Floral Design

Do you love flowers and always wanted to learn how to create amazing floral arrangements? During this introductory class, we will discuss the Principles and Elements of Floral Design. Using industry standard techniques, you will design a vased floral, a foam based floral, and a ribbon bow. The skills taught in this class are the foundations for all the elective floral design courses.


Cost $95
NCFLO-CS001-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 28 1 Tu 6:00-9:00pm Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex



Florart I

This full day program will cover floral design techniques in the following areas

Armature Based Floral Design
Man-made and natural materials are used to create dynamic structures that display and support flowers in these stunning floral designs. Learn techniques to construct two armature shapes. The beautiful flowers in your design may fade but the armature can be used again and again.

Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Hair Florals
Flowers make the perfect accent for your special event or photoshoot and can help build upon your theme from romantic to whimsical. In this class, you will explore several different industry standard construction techniques including wiring and gluing, to design these handcrafted florals.


Cost $179
NCFLO-CS014-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 12 1 F 9:00am - 3:30pm Deborah Moyer

1/2 hour lunch

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex



Florart II

This full day program will cover floral design techniques in the following areas

Cascading Wedding Bouquets
A bride’s special day is not complete without her floral bouquet. Today’s romantic bride admires the waterfall effect of the cascading bouquet. You will create lavish cascading bouquets using two industry standard techniques: floral foam bouquet holder and chicken wire armature. 

Pavé Floral Design
Create beautiful, compact floral patterns using the design technique of pave’. Borrowing this idea from the jewelry craftsman, these sophisticated designs have clean lines, unique forms, and strong color combinations.


Cost $179
NCFLO-CS015-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 13 1 Sa 9:00am - 3:30pm Deborah Moyer

1/2 hour lunch

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex


Florart III

This full day program will cover floral design techniques in the following areas

Tropical Triangle Floral Design
The tropical regions of the world offer some of the most unique, beautiful, and exotic flowers for design use. Using triangular geometric lines, you will learn how to work with these vibrant tropical flowers, known for their bright colors and distinctive shapes.  

Funeral Floral Design
Life celebrations can be beautifully complimented by meaningful flower arrangements. You will design an easel spray and urn wreath to serve as a wonderful tribute to a loved one.


Cost $179
NCFLO-CS016-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 14 1 Su 9:00am - 3:30pm Deborah Moyer

1/2 hour lunch

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex

 


Florart IV

This full day program will cover floral design techniques in the following areas

Organic Floral Design
Inspired by nature, this design style has very relaxed lines. Using natural florals an abundance of fillers, and lush selections of greens, this trendy design style creates a simplistic yet ethereal feel.  

Horizontal and Vertical Floral Design
Using the opposite geometric forms of horizontal and vertical, you will create florals with very dramatic effects. These statement pieces are designed using strong lines to guide the viewer through the designs.


Cost $179
NCFLO-CS017-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 19 1 F 9:00am - 3:30pm Deborah Moyer

1/2 hour lunch

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex

 


Florart V

This full day program will cover floral design techniques in the following areas

Floral Tablescapes
Learn how to mix candles, accent items, and florals to create a cohesive tablescape to accent your party dinner table. Working within sight lines, learn how to design several coordinating floral pieces to convey your overall look and theme.  

Crescent and Hogarth Curve Floral Design
Using the similar geometric forms of Crescent and Hogarth (or "S" shape) Curve, you will learn to design floral arrangements recognizzed for their beauty in graceful curves. Inspired by the crescent shape of hte moon and the elegant curves of the female body, these florals are very creative artistic designs.


Cost $179
NCFLO-CS019-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 20 1 Sa 9:00am - 3:30pm Deborah Moyer

1/2 hour lunch

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex


Florart VI

This full day program will cover floral design techniques in the following areas

Hand Tied Wedding Bouquets
Inspired by European floral design, we will be using the spiral hand-tied design style to create beautiful bouquets full of texture and interest. This elegant floral form is designed to enhance the romantic silhouette of the bridal party.  

Floral Designs to Accent Cakes
Do you want to learn which flowers are safe to use and how to apply them to a cake? Fresh flowers on a cake enhance the visual impact of this statement piece at an event. Using a small-tired cake, we will discuss appropriate flowers choices and you will design several cake toppers with side floral accents.


Cost $179
NCFLO-CS020-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 21 1 Su 9:00am - 3:30pm Deborah Moyer

1/2 hour lunch

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex


 
Register
Online Now!