Academic Catalog

Environmental & Applied Technology

Floral Design Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

This degree program is designed for those individuals seeking careers in the floral industry, or for those seeking to upgrade their existing skills and prepare for further training. Course work is directed toward skills, concepts and practices used in the commercial floral industry with an emphasis in hands-on training. There is also an emphasis on the business skills needed to succeed as a floral industry entrepreneur.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform work-related functions according to current industry standards.
  • Assess and resolve work-related problems using current industry-specific tools and resources.
  • Communicate effectively to prospective clients, managers and coworkers in a workplace setting.
  • Abide by industry and government regulations regarding occupational health and safety, and/or environmental standards.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

OH-114Floral Design I3
OH-116Floral Design II3
OH-117Wedding Design I3
OH-118Special Occasion Floral Design3
OH-120Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture3
OH-180Plant Materials: Annuals and Perennials3
OH-290Cooperative Work Experience Education 13
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Business
Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business
Business Law: Legal Environment of Business
Select nine units from the following:9
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business
Business Communication
Plant Propagation
Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse Plant Production
Total Units33

Plus General Education Requirements


Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Floral Design. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.