This 150-hour certificate program prepares students to work as floral designers and to upgrade the abilities and skills of those currently working in the field. Emphasis is on retail floristry including small businesses and franchise retail outlets. Program content concentrates on the basic principles of plant care, floral design, and floral arrangements for special events. Students will be eligible to write the Basic Florist Skills accreditation examination with Flowers Canada, after successfully completing this program along with six months of practical experience in a retail florist business.
Successful completion of Grade 10 or equivalent.
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