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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.

Student Works and Experiences

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.


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Floral Design Lab

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

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

Related Careers


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

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


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

Success Story

Joseph Delarge

"Although I already had a greenhouse background, Seneca was where I learned a lot specifically about cut flowers. The opportunities Seneca provides through competitions and workshops also made a difference."

Joseph Delarge
Floral Design

Read Joseph's success story

What Our Graduates Say

“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 H.
Floral Design

What Our Employers Say

“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