This five-semester course of study is designed to give students thorough and well-balanced training in buying flowers, and the art of arranging in the Sogetsu Style.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Historically courses have enrollments of 15-30 in each section. Expected completion of certificate is 15 students annually.
Qualification in workforce preparation for employment in oriental floral arrangement including buying flowers, the art of arranging and selling them to the public, and sharing the information as an instructor. Students who complete the curriculum satisfactorily are qualified for employment as designers and teachers in the art of arranging oriental style designs in recreation, activity, craft and hobbyist situations.
The Floristry Program offers a complete curriculum that maintains strong links with flower shop owners, growers, wholesalers and manufacturers, and community-based organizations (many of whom are CCSF graduates).
Successful graduates work in public as well as private institutions, which may include running their own floral business, wholesaling to the retailer, or working as an independent freelance floral designer for hotels and special events and community instructors. CCSF floristry graduates and alumni are in demand by such companies such as Amazon, Whole Foods, FTD, Teleflora, and 1-800-Flowers.
· Internationally recognized and honored floral design instructors
· Excellent industry connections
· Superb floral design facilities and equipment
· Individualized assistance in planning a course of study
· Degree, major and certificate for varied interests and levels of commitment
· A variety of Department & community-funded scholarships for motivated students.
· A diverse student body and positive learning environment
· Work experience courses with strong links to employers in the community
Courses Required for the Certificate of Achievement in Oriental Floral Design
|R F 85A - Introduction to Floral Design - Spring||2.00|
|R F 86A - Beginning Oriental Flower Arrangement||2.00|
|R F 82 - Interior Plant Identification||3.00|
|R F 81A - Fall and Winter Flower and Foliage Identification/Culture and Care||2.00|
|R F 86B - Oriental Flower Arrangement II||2.00|
|R F 86C - Oriental Flower Arrangement III||2.00|
|R F 86D - Oriental Flower Arrangement IV||2.00|
|R F 86E - Oriental Flower Arrangement V||2.00|
(Y1 or S1)
|R F 86A ||Beginning Oriental Flower Arrangement||2||S1|
|R F 81A ||Fall and Winter Flower and Foliage Identification/Culture and Care||2||S1|
|R F 85A ||Introduction to Floral Design - Spring||2||S1|
|R F 86B ||Oriental Flower Arrangement II||2||S2|
|R F 82||Interior Plant Identification||3||S2|
|R F 86C||Oriental Flower Arrangement III||2||S3|
|R F 86D ||Oriental Flower Arrangement IV||2||S4|
|R F 86E ||Oriental Flower Arrangement V||2||S5|