Floral Design Career Diploma

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Penn Foster Career School's Floral Design Career Diploma program gives you the opportunity to learn how to create floral arrangements for a variety of occasions. Keep reading to find out more about the Floral Design Career Diploma program at Penn Foster Career School.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster Career School's Floral Design Career Diploma program is designed to teach you floral design basics and tools, design techniques and styles, plant care, coordinating and designing wedding arrangements, promoting and planning holiday and theme party arrangements, and creating artificial and dried flower displays. This program includes seven practical exercises and a final exam project, which is critiqued by an outside industry expert. You might be able to complete this program in as few as seven months. Penn Foster Career School will provide you with books, lessons, equipment, learning aids, design tools, and instructional videos.

What are the Prerequisites?

You should be interested in working with flowers to create arrangements for different occasions before you enroll in the Floral Design Career Diploma program at Penn Foster Career School. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What are the Course Requirements?

Penn Foster Career School's Floral Design Career Diploma program consists of eight instruction sets. In addition to completing practical exercises and a final exam project, you could complete the program's work experience option. You will be provided with equipment, DVDs, learning aids, CDs, or supplements for some of the instruction sets.

Instruction SetLessons
Instruction Set 1 Learning Strategies
Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
Instruction Set 2 Basics and Tools of Floral Design
Practical Exercise 1
Instruction Set 3 Principles and Elements of Design
Introduction to Design Techniques
Practical Exercise 2
Instruction Set 4 Design Styles - Part 1
Design Styles - Part 2
Practical Exercise 3
Instruction Set 5 Weddings - Part 1
Weddings - Part 2
Solemn Occasions
Practical Exercise 4
Instruction Set 6 Plants and Their Care
Artificial and Dried Flowers - Part 1
Artificial and Dried Flowers - Part 2
Practical Exercise 5
Instruction Set 7 Christmas
Major Holidays
Theme Arrangements
Practical Exercise 6
Instruction Set 8 Establishing a Business
Managing a Business
Marketing and Merchandising
Practical Exercise 7
Final Exam Project
Work Experience Option

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you earn the Floral Design Career Diploma from Penn Foster Career School you could be able to pursue employment in the floral design industry. Your work might include creating arrangements for weddings, holidays, funerals, or other special occasions. In addition to seeking employment in a florist shop, you could be able to start your own floral design business.

Positions you might be able to pursue include:

  • Corsage maker
  • Floral arranger
  • Floral designer
  • Florist

Advanced Degrees

After completing Penn Foster Career School's Floral Design Career Diploma program you might also be interested in earning an associate's degree in floral design or management. This could increase your knowledge of the floral design industry.

Associate's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Associate in Floral Design
  • Associate in Floral Design Management
  • Associate in Floral Design and Interior Plantscape
  • Associate in Floriculture
  • Associate in Floristry
  • Associate in Floristry Operations and Management