Continuing Education

Agriculture and horticulture

Floral Design Basics 1

Cost: $749

Develop a fundamental knowledge of flower arranging and get to know common plant names. Learn about floral tools and supplies, the care and handling of flowers, preparation and planning, and plant identification and design. Bring scissors, wire cutters, and a paring knife to the first class to make your own arrangements to take home. Most supplies included in the course cost.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Aug 27-Oct 1 |80009,  10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Basics 2

Cost: $749
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Acquire the skills needed to work independently on basic flower arrangements. Learn about sales, pricing, plant identification, and advanced design work. Create your own floral arrangements too. Most supplies included in course cost.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Oct 22-Nov 14*  | 80074, 10 sessions, Mons, Wed, 6:30-10 pm
*(Plus Thursdays Nov 1 & 8)

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Christmas

Cost: $749
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Try your hand at a variety of Christmas designs. Learn about Christmas-related product information, cone identification, Christmas trees, and seasonal designs—including table centrepieces with candles, Christmas wreaths, door hangings, and one-sided arrangements. Find out about fertilizers and pesticides for house plants. Most supplies included in course cost.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  •  Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Nov 19-Dec 19 | 80010, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Special Occasions

Cost: $749
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Learn the skills needed to decorate with a variety of materials other than flowers, and to incorporate floral and non-floral products in to an arrangement. Topics include historical background of special holidays, product information, hospital guidelines for flowers, plant identification, and designs. 

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Coming Spring 2019 | 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Sympathy and Church

Cost: $749
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Learn to create funeral arrangements and other church decorations. Topics include plant identification and designs such as casket sprays, funeral bouquets, wreaths, baskets, and church bouquets. Also get guidelines to make sales and process invoices. Most supplies included in the course cost.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design 

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Coming Spring 2019| 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Weddings

Cost: $749
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Learn fundamental skills to produce wedding bouquets and arrangements. Topics include marketing, including sales and advertising, as well as plant identification and designs for all around, contemporary, and hand-tied bouquets, hair flowers, corsages, and church arrangements. Most supplies included in course cost.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design 

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Coming Spring 2019 | 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Holiday Centerpieces — NEW

Cost: $115
Prerequisite: The following workshop is not part of the Floral Design certificate and are open to participants from all skill levels.

Learn how to select seasonal florals to design and create a custom
seasonal centrepiece for your home or for a gift. Bring scissors and
wire cutters. Fee includes other supplies.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Nov 29 | 80208, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm,

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Holiday Wreaths — NEW

Cost: $115
Prerequisite: The following workshop is not part of the Floral Design certificate and are open to participants from all skill levels.

Learn skills and techniques to create a beautiful custom wreath
that will brighten up your home. Bring scissors and wire cutters. Fee
includes other supplies.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Nov 23 | 80202, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Introduction to Mushrooms — NEW

Cost: 245
Prerequisite: None

Identify wild mushrooms of the south coast of B.C. with experienced mycologist Dr. Sharmin Gamiet. Work through the dichotomous keys that are frequently used in mushroom identification and review a list of references used to identify mushrooms. Develop a solid understanding of the differences between choice, delectable, and poisonous mushrooms. A list of references used to identify mushrooms is provided. Purchase David Aurora’s Mushroom Demystified from the UFV Bookstore in Chilliwack. This introductory course is an excellent foundation for those pursuing careers in eco-tourism, culinary arts, wild crafting and ecology. A field trip is included to get first-hand experience. Date and time will be determined in class, based on weather conditions.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 2–16 | 80215, 3 sessions and field trip, Tue, 7–9 pm

Registration now open

 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Landscape

Cost: $395

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certification Exam for Landscape (general). Exam is written on the last day of classes.

Purchase the following books for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore:

  • Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual, British Columbia, 2011 edition
  • Supplementary Information for Landscape Pesticide Applicator Certification, 2011 edition
  • Integrated Pest Management Manual for Landscape Pests in B.C., 2005 or 2000 edition

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Coming Spring 2019 |  

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Pruning Workshop

Cost: $79

This six-hour hands-on workshop covers basic pruning techniques applicable to a wide variety of plant material. Participants work on different trees, ornamental shrubs, and a fruit tree to learn to make proper cuts. Dress for the weather and bring your own pruners, such as secateurs or loppers.

Abbotsford campus

Oct 6 | 80056, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Soap Making — NEW

Cost: $115

Learn the basics of old-fashioned soap making and make your own cold process castile soap. Start with key soap making steps, from safety, weighing, bringing to trace, adding scents and exfoliants, and using molds. All materials and supplies are provided. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, including long sleeves. Please bring a hand towel to insulate your soap for 24 hours after class. Take home two pounds of soap, recipe, techniques, and most importantly, the confidence to make your next batch at home.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

 Oct 20 |  80203, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Thanksgiving Centerpieces — NEW

Cost: $115
Prerequisite: The following workshop is not part of the Floral Design certificate and are open to participants from all skill levels.

Learn how to buy and care for flowers and then make your
table beautiful by learning techniques to make a fresh autumn
centrepiece. Bring scissors and wire cutters. Fee includes other
supplies.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Sep 27 | 80207, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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