Agriculture Technology/Continuing Studies
Floral Design certificate
This entry-level certificate program offers students in-depth, comprehensive
training designed to prepare them for employment in the floral industry. Along
with a significant theory component, the program is practical and current in
terms of course content and relevancy to the field. Emphasis is on mastering the
correct mechanics and basic shapes of floral design using fresh, treated, and
dried floral products. Some advanced techniques will also be covered. The
256-hour program consists of seven modules, offered over a 12-week period, and
includes 50 hours of practice in the industry.
1. Grade 12 or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of school a minimum of
2. Strong written and verbal English skills (equivalent to
Intermediate/advanced levels in College and Career Preparation).
3. A preliminary interview with the instructor.
When to apply
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
How to apply
1. Fill out a UFV Application for Admission form (no application fee is
2. Attach all required documentation and submit the completed application
package to the Agriculture department.
3. All applicants will be interviewed by the instructor. You will be
contacted by telephone to arrange for an interview.
4. Once advised of acceptance into the program, you may register. Fees are
due when you register.
Note: This program is eligible for the Student Loan program.
Program fee: $2,448.00, supplies approximately $75.00. Text books
approximately $150. Note: Fees are subject to change.
Financial aid is available from a variety of sources, including student
loans. For more information, contact the Financial Aid and Awards office at either the
Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus. A variety of bursary applications are also
available from the Financial Aid and Awards offices.
Students will be evaluated for each module in the program on classroom
participation and assignments, and by both written and practical examination.
Students must achieve a 75% grade and maintain 90% attendance in each module to
receive the certificate.
Up to six credits can be applied towards the UFV one-year
Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate program.
The grading procedure for this program is based on the UFV grading system
policy. Letter grades are awarded and official transcripts are issued upon
completion of the entire program.
Students challenging components are required to pay the full tuition fee
prior to taking the challenge exam. (Based on UFV’s official policy on course
In addition to classroom and practical activities, students will be required
to study and prepare some assignments outside of class for approximately 3–5
hours per week.
This 12-week program runs Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., and
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. The course also includes a 50-hour practicum in the
industry. Upon successful completion, up to six credits may be applied to the
UFV one-year Horticulture Crop Production and Protection program.
For more information
Contact Shelley Hayes at 604-795-2813, 604-504-7441, local 2813, or
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