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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
Jan 22 1 Tu 6:00-9:00pm Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex



SEMINAR: Sales and Marketing Flowers

This is a drop-in seminar and not part of the Floral Design Certificate Program. This is a drop in to a credit offering- Open ONLY to those who have completed Basic Floral Design.  Not part of the certificate requirements.

It is said that “your customers actually are the ones signing your paycheck”.  Learn some techniques to connect with your customer, increase sales and use social media to promote your business. This class includes lecture, discussion and some written lab work.

Cost $40
NCFLO-CS022-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Nov 27 1 T 1:30-5:30pm Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex


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 recognized for their beauty in graceful curves. Inspired by the crescent shape of the moon and the elegant curves of the female body, these florals are very creative artistic designs.


Cost $95
NCFLO-CS004-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Feb 19 1 Tu 6:00-9:00pm Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex



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-tiered cake, we will discuss appropriate flower choices and you will design several cake toppers with side floral accents.


Cost $95
NCFLO-CS005-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Mar 19 1 Tu 6:00-9:00pm Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex


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.


Cost $95
NCFLO-CS006-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Apr 16 1 Tu 6:00-9:00pm Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex


Floral Design Final Presentation

Only students that have completed all 11-core courses in the Certificate program should register for this course. Upon registration, students should contact the instructor directly to discuss their presentation and a presentation date.


Cost $50
NCFLO-CS018-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Various 1 Various Various Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex



 
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