The Floral Design Certificate teaches you all the elements and principles of floral design necessary for preparing simple to complex floral pieces for all occasions, including holidays, social events, weddings and funeral. In addition, you'll learn how to select, prepare and handle fresh, dried, and artificial floral materials and how to successfully manage a retail floral shop. Your workday responsibilities in this field may include:

  • filling floral design orders.
  • assisting in planning of events such as weddings, funerals, holiday events with individuals.

Total Cost of Floral Design Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,402.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 21

Weeks to Complete: 64

Horticulture Degree and Certificate Requirements

What makes MCC's Floral Design Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

All MCC floral design instructors are Certified Professional Florists through the Illinois State Florists Association and MCC's floral design curriculum is more detailed than most.

In addition to the Floral Design Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Floral Design Certificate (CIP 01.0608 )

Total Floral Design Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,247.00 $8,130.00 $9,869.00 $9,869.00
Additional Floral Design Certificate Costs $1,155.00 $1,155.00 $1,155.00 $1,155.00
Program Total $3,402.00 $9,285.00 $11,024.00 $11,024.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with a Floral Design Certificate?

Floral designer in retail floral shop

Occupations that Floral Design Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 41-1011

How will MCC's Floral Design Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • All your instructors work in the local floral industry.
  • Your coursework prepares you for real world of floral design shop.
  • Internships may be available.

By the Numbers:

  • Salary range varies with shop, duties, and experience
  • Job outlook is stable

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Floral Designers
  • Floral Shop Owners

Outside of the Classroom

Participate in the student category in Illinois State Florists Association events.


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