2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate

About the Program

The art of floral design requires expertise with colour, materials, shape and space. Floral designers must understand how flowers and foliage become tools to achieve the right arrangement for the occasion. The eight-month Floral Design certificate program frames this understanding in a creative and business context to allow for artistic arrangements that satisfy the aesthetics of the designer and the customer.

Through active, hands-on learning experiences in the floral lab, you will understand how to integrate theory and practice to produce the perfect design.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Floral design
  • Artistry
  • Design development
  • Create floral arrangements

Work Experience

Field Placement

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


Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Retail florist
  • Floral designer
  • Sales consultant or adviser in retail flower shops, department stores, garden centres, interior landscape businesses, wire service and distribution outlets


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

Student Works and Experiences

What Our Graduates Say

Seneca College was an amazing experience. It grew my fine detail skills, I learned so much more than I could have learned on my own. The most important part of the Floral Design program are the professors. They are genuine, kind, inspiring educators. They invest in your life and they feel more like family rather than your instructors. I miss them already. The skills you learn are very valuable to your success as a florist. Would 100% recommend this program to anyone who not only wants to learn floral design skills but build an awesome community as well.

Katie Soliman
Graduate Floral Design Program 2019