Degree Description

Designed to train students in the skills needed in the floral design industry. Students who successfully complete the degree or certificate are eligible for positions such as assistant floral designer, floral designer, floral shop manager, and floral shop owner. Positions may be found at floral shops, wholesale floral suppliers, retail nurseries, hotels and resorts, and as a private floral consultant. Students who have completed this degree have proven they can produce not only the normal bank of floral products but also new, creative, and innovative designs for all activities.

Degree Course Requirements:

 Course #  Course Title  Units

Required Major Courses
LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science 4
LNT 113 Plant Identification: Herbaceous Plants 3
LNT 136  Plant Pest and Disease Control 
LNT 138  Floral Design 1 
LNT 140  Floral Design 2 
LNT 141  Floral Design 3 
PD 290-293  Occupational Cooperative Work Education I-IV  8
  Complete any 9 units from Electives below:  
LNT 95  Portfolios, Presentations, and Consultations for Floral Design 1
LNT 118 Plant Identification for Floral Design  1
LNT 146  Plant Propagation  1.5 
LNT 148  Horticultural Business Practices  3
ART 121  Darkroom and Digital Photography 1  3
BUS 144 Advertising and Promotional Strategy 1
BUS 145 Financial Management for Small Business 1
BUS 147 Leadership and Motivation in Small Business 1
BUS 148 Developing and Starting a  New Business 3
COMM 174 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total Units 34

A Certificate of Achievement is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Associate of Science Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program.

This page was revised on October 23, 2015. The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.


Last updated: 10/23/2015 3:28:42 PM