Program: Floral Design


Floral Design

The Floral Design Program prepares students in a comprehensive vocational program for the Floral Industry. This program focuses on floral industry management, retail skills, and behind the scenes information. It is designed to give students a strong, basic foundation in the retail management as well as the hands-on skills of floral design, and current trends as needed for employment as a floral designer.

Topics covered include floral design floral, design history and new trends, floral identification, arrangement pricing, customer service, and conflict resolution.

Students gain valuable hands-on experience making basic event and seasonal floral arrangements. Students take home practice arrangements after each class.

FLORAL DESIGN - Program Brochure


Floral Design, Associate in Arts (AA)
Floral Design, Certificate of Achievement (ACH)

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Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer

FLO 286A
Introduction to Floral Design: Fall Flowers

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FLO 286B
Introduction to Floral Design: Spring Flowers

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FLO 287A
Intermediate Floral Design – Wedding

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FLO 287B
Intermediate Floral Design – Sympathy

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FLO 287C
Intermediate Floral Design – Banquet Holiday

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FLO 288
Advanced Floral Design

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FLO 289
Applied Floral Shop Operation

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FLO 290
Floral Creativity and Competition

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Basic Horticulture

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Small Business Entrepreneurship

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ART 30
Fundamentals of Art/Volume, Plane & Form

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ART 31
Fundamentals of Art/Composition & Color

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View Course Descriptions on LBCC College Catalog.


The Floral Design program is the development of student competency for employment as floral designers. Students prepare for employment as floral designers. Students completing this Certificate of Achievement will also have the basic knowledge to become a salesperson, manager, or owner of a floral shop. The certificate will help students prepare for CCF (California Certified Florist) and AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) certification.

To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


What supplies do I need?

Supplies like tools and containers will be available for purchase. First-class you can purchase all tools, one time only, but containers change with each class.

What about lab fees?

Lab fees included in your registration, are for flowers only. All lab fees are included in all floral design classes, except FLO289 Shop Operations which is strictly a lecture class.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester, and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work-Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?


Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings?

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.