Academic Calendar 2022/23

Agriculture Technology/Continuing Education

Floral Design certificate

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.

Entrance requirements

  1. Grade 12 or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of school a minimum of one year.
  2. Strong written and verbal English skills (equivalent to intermediate/advanced levels in Upgrading and University Preparation).
  3. A preliminary interview with the instructor.

When to apply

Registration opens in July for the Fall semester.

How to apply

Apply online at

Program duration

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.

Program outline

The program consists of six modules:

  • Floral Design Basics I
  • Floral Design Basics II
  • Christmas Arrangements
  • Special Occasion/Silk and Dried Flowers
  • Sympathy and Church Flowers
  • Wedding 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.

Course challenge

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.

Student evaluation

Students will be evaluated for each module in the program on classroom participation and assignments, and by both written and practical examination.

Graduation requirements

Students must achieve a 75% grade and maintain 90% attendance in each module to receive the certificate.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

For more information

Contact or call 604-847-5602.

Current Students