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Floral Design

Floral Design

Program Code:FDN
Campus:Newnham
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

Designed in co-operation with the floral industry, this program provides you with the knowledge, skills and professional expertise required for a successful career as a Retail Florist and Designer.

You’ll benefit from the integration of theory and practice in the floral laboratory, and you’ll gain on-the-job experience in related field work.

Field Work

Throughout your studies, and in addition to the daily floral design practicum, you’ll gain on-the-job experience by working in related industry for approximately 200 hours.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Prepare for your career as a Retail Florist or Floral Designer. Our two-semester Floral Design certificate program equips you with the practical skills and business knowledge to succeed as a floral designer, sales consultant/advisor or management trainee in retail flower shops, department stores, garden centres, interior landscape businesses, wire service organizations, wholesale and distribution outlets, gift shops and floral event companies.

Affiliations/Associations

  • American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
  • Canadian Academy of Floral Art (CAFA)
  • World Flower Council (WFC)

Wire Services:

  • Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD)
  • Teleflora Canada

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
RTF164 Principles of Design
RTF167 Customer Service - Floral
RTF169 Floral Design Lab I
RTF170 Field Work Experience
RTF172 Design Development I
 
Semester 2
FDP100 Floral Design Portfolio
FSH300 Evolution of Design
RTF262 Botany
RTF264 Floristry Theory
RTF269 Floral Design Lab II
RTF270 Field Work Experience II
RTF275 Floral Artistry
RTF277 Design Development II

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
RTF164 Principles of Design
RTF167 Customer Service - Floral
RTF169 Floral Design Lab I
RTF170 Field Work Experience
RTF172 Design Development I
 
Semester 2
FDP100 Floral Design Portfolio
FSH300 Evolution of Design
RTF262 Botany
RTF264 Floristry Theory
RTF269 Floral Design Lab II
RTF270 Field Work Experience II
RTF275 Floral Artistry
RTF277 Design Development II

Contact Us

www.senecacollege.ca/fashion
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Maureen Massicot
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22014
Maureen.Massicot
      @senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych
      @senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Eric Kiely
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22465
Eric.Kiely@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Marianne Suess
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 24090
Marianne.Suess@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Gitte Hansen
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22160
Gitte.Hansen@senecacollege.ca
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Seneca College - Floral Design

Yvonne, a Floral Design graduate, talks about studying at Seneca and her program's mix of design elements and business fundamentals that have helped her succeed. Video

Testimonials

“This program is a wonderfully mastered compilation of the retail florist business. It is designed to provide the tools for employment and ownership of floral shops. Taught by professional designers, it illustrates great insight into all aspects of the floral industry and is superbly delivered.”

Lorin Ellis,
Graduate

“Seneca’s instructors are well regarded in our industry and my peers recommend its graduates. I have hired graduates because I know the calibre of student the program produces and the work they have accomplished during their training.”

Inta Gugano–Taurins
General Manager, Gardenia 5 Flower
Employer of Retail Florist Graduates

"Seneca's Floral Design Program prepared me for a career surrounded by flowers! After graduation I went on to be a junior designer in a downtown flower shop, then moved up to head designer managing three stores. I now own a flower shop, eco|stems in downtown Toronto, I am the chair of the Seneca Floral Design program Advisory Committee and will be inducted into the Canadian Academy of Floral Art in the fall. Seneca gave me the solid foundation I needed to achieve all of the above."

Joseph Delarge

“Seneca's Floral Design program equipped me with the ideal balance of theory and hands-on practice. The instructors bring to the classroom enthusiasm for their craft and years of reputable experience in floral design as a commercial and art form. I soon realized the reputation this program has in the floral industry. It has provided me with opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.”

Ruth Harrison
Graduate

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