Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma: Floral Design

Penn Foster Career School's Floral Design Career Diploma Program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to floral design and arrangements. Read more about the Floral Design Career Diploma here.

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Official Program Name:

Floral Design

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Floral Design Career Diploma Program gives enrolled students the opportunity to learn basic as well as more advanced skills in floral arranging and design. Eight instruction sets cover design elements such as color, composition, both Western and Eastern floral design concepts, and specialty arrangements, such as corsages, wreathes, and bridal bouquets. The curriculum covers floral arrangements for holidays as well as funerals, and provides ample information on establishing and running a business.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School

Penn Foster supplies all of the materials students need, including books, lessons, equipment, and learning aids. Students are also provided with videos, bow tying kits, a floral design kit, Christmas wreath kit, color wheel, a pronunciation CD, and much more.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Required Courses for a Floral Design Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Learning Strategies
    • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Basics and Tools of Floral Design
    • Practical Exercise 1
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Principles and Elements of Design
    • Introduction to Design Techniques
    • Practical Exercise 2
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Design Styles - Part 1
    • Design Styles - Part 2
    • Practical Exercise 3
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Weddings - Part 1
    • Weddings - Part 2
    • Solemn Occasions
    • Practical Exercise 4
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Plants and Their Care
    • Artificial and Dried Flowers - Part 1
    • Artificial and Dried Flowers - Part 2
    • Practical Exercise 5
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Christmas
    • Major Holidays
    • Theme Arrangements
    • Practical Exercise 6
  • Instruction Set 8
    • Establishing a Business
    • Managing a Business
    • Marketing and Merchandising
    • Practical Exercise 7
    • Final Exam Project
    • Work Experience Option

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Penn Foster Floral Design Career Diploma Program may wish to further their education by pursuing on-the-job training, an associate degree, or certification from the American Institute of Floral Designers. Earning a degree may present further opportunities for career advancement, while on-the-job experience helps cultivate expertise in the field.

Degree possibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate of Science in Floriculture
  • Associate of Science in Horticulture

Career Paths:

Students who complete the Penn Foster Floral Design Career Diploma Program will be able to create a wide range of floral arrangements.

Entry-level positions that graduates might pursue include:

  • Cashier or assistant in a retail floral store or floral department of a grocery store
  • Assistant to Internet florist
  • Assistant floral designer
  • Self-employment in floral design

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's situation. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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