Floral Design & Greenhouse Management

Job Outlook

  • Create exciting floral arrangements for a wide range of events

  • Operate a full-service floral shop while fulfilling job requirements and completing client projects on schedule

  • Utilize an extensive knowledge of plants and creative design elements in a full-service greenhouse environment


What can I do when I graduate?

  • Designer assistant

  • Floral designer

  • Sales/delivery personnel

  • Greenhouse worker

  • Interior landscaping & maintenance personnel

  • Floral supply wholesale personnel

What would I do in this class?

  • Design fresh cut & silk flower arrangements

  • Construct corsages, boutonnieres and wedding bouquets

  • Prepare live plant groupings

  • Care for and maintain greenhouse

  • Employability skills

  • Delivery vehicle maintenance

  • Identify various flowers and plants

  • General safety precautions

What can I do with further training?

  • Manager/Owner

  • Stock buyer & control personnel

  • Grower/Crop manager

  • Freelance floral designer

  • Marketing & sales manager

  • Horticulture instructor 

Program Quick Facts

Floriculture students must be able to

  • Exhibit professionalism and workplace ethics

  • Read and comprehend order forms and instructions

  • Stand and work on your feet for several hours at a time 

  • Communicate well with customers, managers, and fellow workers 

  • Have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to design floral arrangements

  • Perform the job in both hot and cold conditions

  • Handle getting dirty as part of the job

  • Comprehend and use basic math when operating a cash register and working with money


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Sharon Burdette

Kent State University
Stark State College
Youngstown State University

  • CPR First Aid

  • OSHA 10

  • RISEUP (Customer Service & Sales and Retail Industry Fundamentals) 

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