LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Identify steps for harvesting and caring for flowers • Recall ways to design and compose flower arrangements for special occasions and life events • Recognize the tools and containers needed for floral arrangements • List the steps for cutting flowers properly and how to increase vase life • Identify the history of floral design throughout civilizations DESCRIPTION: Our Floral Design course prepares students for a career designing floral arrangements and running a successful florist business. The course balances theory with practice, covering the history of design, artistic elements, floral anatomy, and nomenclature, along with techniques, tools, and specialties. Students will be prepared for the real business world with discussions on distribution, marketing, advertising, and the other industry-specific issues needed for success in the field. CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Floral Design Associate (CFDA). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.