Floral Design

Career Diploma 7-11 mo

Floral design classes

If you’re creative, detail-oriented, and have a strong sense of style and design, our online Floral Design Career Diploma can help you prepare to take the first steps toward a new career doing what you love. With flexible online floral design classes, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to work as a professional florist or start a floral business on your schedule, from home!  

  • Online floral design courses can help prepare students for floral designer jobs in hotels, florist shops, plant nurseries, event planning companies, or even to open their own floral shop.
  • Online floral design classes cover relevant topics such as design tools and basics, design techniques, working with live and artificial plants, and more. 
Accredited
Online
Self Paced

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Cost of Program

$799

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What You Will Learn

  1. How floral design concepts from the past influence modern floral design and how to recognize the four design categories by which florists classify flowers and foliage, identify other plants by name, shape, color, smell, and discuss traditional use in arrangements.
  2. How to understand the principles of design including composition, scale, proportion, balance, unity, pattern, harmony, contrast, accent, rhythm, movement, and focal emphasis to create visually pleasing floral arrangements.
  3. How to successfully create arrangements for a variety of events including weddings, funerals, holidays, and more.
  4. How to properly care for plants and flowers and how to maintain the integrity of artificial floral arrangements.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Floral Design Career Outcomes

Floral Designer

AVG SALARY*

$29,140/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

51,800


Our online Floral Design Career Diploma can help students prepare for jobs as florists or floral designers in a variety of industries from hotels to event planning.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your Program. Please click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Floral Design Student Success Stories

Penn Foster’s Floral Design Career Diploma can help prepare you for the first step in your floral design career. This program has helped recent graduates find new jobs or start their own businesses while learning at their own pace. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them. 
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Melonie E.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2021

“I would recommend Penn Foster to anyone... It’s a convenient way for you to accomplish your goal. You work at your own pace, nobody else's.”

Floral Design Curriculum

  • 9 courses
  • 37.1 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 27 exams
  • 1 submitted final project

In your online floral design classes, you'll build the skills and knowledge necessary to taking the first steps toward a successful career as a floral designer or florist shop owner. Your courses include:


  • Design Tools and Basics
  • Design Styles
  • Plants and Artificial Flowers
  • Weddings and Solemn Occasions 

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Floral Design Program Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Floral Design Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans below and get started today! 

Option 1: Pay in full

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Cost of Program

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Save up to $30 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

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Our Proven Floral Design Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals

Flexible

  • Start anytime 
  • No exam due dates 
  • Self-paced 

Interactive

  • Digital study guides 
  • Self-check quizzes 
  • Simulations and videos

Connected

  • 24/7 access to online resources 
  • Online Student Community 
  • Student Portal Help Center

Supportive

  • Expert faculty 
  • Dedicated student services 
  • Robust learning resources

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Floral Design Program FAQs

What is the average salary of a floral designer?

According to national averages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for a floral designer was $29,140 in 2020.* Average salary can vary based on your education, experience, credentials, where you work, and even the state in which you live. Designers may earn more working in different industries. For example, those working in grocery store floral departments may earn an average salary of $30,930 per year.*

What is the career outlook for floral design?

Floral designers can often find steady work during particular seasons or holidays such as wedding season, Christmas, and Easter. Employment for floral designers in grocery store floral departments can be expected to increase as more customers appreciate the convenience of picking arrangements out on the go while florist shops could see a decline in customers over the next decade due to online ordering.

What makes a good floral designer?

A good floral designer can blend creativity, adaptability, and customer service skills to assist clients in creating the perfect arrangement for any event or celebration. Additionally, a successful floral designer will have in-depth knowledge of plants, from foliage to flowers, how to care for them properly, and know when certain flowers are in season and how that can affect pricing for arrangements.

Can you be a self-taught florist?

While it is certainly possible to become a self-taught florist, earning a diploma or certificate in floral design with online learning can help you qualify for more job opportunities. If you want to start a career working for an event planner, hotel design staff, or in a grocery store floral department, having documented training on your resume can help you stand out from other applicants. 

Disclaimers:

The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.


Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Floral Designers." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed May 26, 2021.

 

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.