Floral Design Certificate

About Floral Design Certificate

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 Costs of Floral Design Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,497

Credit Hours to Complete: 21

Weeks to Complete: 64

What you need to know about getting your Floral Design Certificate (CIP 1.0608)

Total Floral Design Certificate Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,342 $7,941 $9,873 $9,873
Additional Costs $1,155 $1,155 $1,155 $1,155
Program Total $3,497 $9,096 $11,028 $11,028

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 careers are available to someone with a an Floral Design Certificate

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

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

  • Floral designer in retail floral shop

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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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.