This 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
207-hour program consists of six modules. There is a $25 graduation fee when
applying for the certificate.
Grade 12 or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of school a minimum of
Strong written and verbal English skills (equivalent to
intermediate/advanced levels in Upgrading and University Preparation).
The Floral Design certificate is 10 months in duration and is completed in a part-time capacity. Classes are scheduled on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
The program is located at the UFV Aerospace Centre — 30645 Firecat Ave., at the Abbotsford Airport.
The program consists of six modules:
Floral Design Basics I
Floral Design Basics II
Special Occasion/Silk and Dried Flowers
Sympathy and Church Flowers
Each module has 10 sessions — two evening sessions per week for five weeks. Floral Design 1, Floral Design 2, and Floral Design Christmas are offered September to December. Special Occasion, Sympathy and Church, and Weddings are offered February–June.
The grading procedure for this program is based on UFV's Grading System policy (101). 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.
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.
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.