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Floral Design

GENERAL INFORMATION

COURSE MATERIALS

  • Flowers cost approximately $30-35 per class session except for Funeral and Holiday Design, which cost $45 per class session.
  • Students can buy their own tools or purchase scissors, wire cutters and a floral design knife from instructors at the first class. These tools cost $15 each.
  • Two textbooks are required for the certificate and are included in the registration fee:
    Flower Arranging is the text used for 3 courses:  Floral Design I, Wedding and Funeral Design.
    Design School is the text used for Floral Design II. 

LOCATIONS  (Course location is indicated in the course description).

  • Tiger Lily, 131 Spring St., downtown Charleston  (TL)
  • OK Florist and Gifts, 131 W. Luke Ave., Summerville  (OK)
  • Anna Bella Florals, 217 Calhoun St., Unit 2, downtown Charleston (ABF)

  • Floral designerFLORAL DESIGN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
    This program can lead to a professional floral design career and consists of two parts: satisfactory completion of five courses and an internship. Certificate courses include:

    • Floral Design I
    • Floral Design II
    • Funeral Design
    • Holiday Design
    • Wedding Design

    Internship Program: The college has partnered with local florists in the tri-county area to give our students an opportunity to experience additional hours of training in a floral design setting. After all courses have been completed, you will have an opportunity to intern with local florists. The internship is 100 hours. Please contact Michele Shinn, 574.6655 or email michele.shinn@tridenttech.edu, to request an application for the internship program.

    If you are not interested in the certificate program, you must still take Floral Design I as a prerequisite to the other courses.

     Click here to register online.

    Floral Design I

    This course is suitable for those who wish to enter the floral industry or simply nurture their creative side. It includes the fundamentals of flower arranging, an introduction to materials and equipment, the care and identification of fresh flowers and their appropriate uses, principles of design and color, and fresh arrangements. Fee includes textbook only.  Location: Z05, TBA; Z06, OK Florist and Gifts, Summerville.

    XFLD 501-Z05
    XFLD 501-Z06

    5/20-7/8 
    6/17-8/5

    T
    T

    6-9 p.m.
    6-9 p.m.

    $209
    $209

    ABF
    OK

    Floral Design II

    Get extensive hands-on experience designing a large variety of arrangements. Course content includes current styles of design such as high style, line, form and pavé. Permanents and accessories are also introduced. Fee does not include materials or flowers needed for the course. Registration fee includes textbook. Prerequisite: Floral Design I.  Location: Z05 - Tiger Lily Florist;  TBA; Z08, OK Florist and Gifts.

    XFLD 502-Z05
    XFLD 502-Z08
    5/13-7/1
    8/19-10/7

    T
    T

    6:30-9:30 p.m.
    6:30-9:30 p.m.

    $195
    $195

    TL
    OK
    Funeral Design

    This is a specialty course for those interested in refining their skills with funeral floristry work. Topics include creating casket, easel and basket arrangements and the history, current trends and terminology of sympathy arrangements. Prerequisite: Floral Design I. Location: ZO8 -Tiger Lily.

    XFLD 503-Z08

    8/5-26

    T

    6:30-9:30 p.m.

    $119

    TL

     

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