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2000-2001 Catalog

Creative Arts and Communications
Floral Design and Marketing (5605)

Vocational Certificate Programs

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the floral industry. The content includes, but is not limited to, planning and preparing floral designs, selling, buying, transporting, storing, advertising, and displaying floral goods and flower shop management.

Each of the six courses are supported by a well equipped lab containing modern technology such as an underwater floral cutter, electric floral stem stripper, and floral refrigerators. As students progress, they will carry out lab projects designed to simulate the real world situations of most flower shops. Opportunities for working in local flower shops will also be offered to those who would like this option.

Approximately 70 percent of the training will be "hands on" with an emphasis placed on developing job skills necessary for working independently in the field with little supervision.

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of occupational completion points. The recommended sequence allows students to complete specified portions of the program for employment or to remain for advanced training. Students who finish each class may continue with the training program or terminate as an occupational completer.

Students entering this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by their scores on the state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Prospective students should be advised by a floral design professor prior to enrolling.

This program is offered at Kent Campus during the day and evening. For information call 381-3555.

Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
Professional Courses
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
ORH 0054 Floral Design and Marketing I
ORH 0055 Floral Design and Marketing II
ORH 0056 Floral Design and Marketing III
ORH 0057 Floral Design and Marketing IV
ORH 0058 Floral Design and Marketing V
ORH 0059 Floral Design and Marketing VI

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.