Floral Design

Floral designers, also known as florists, cut and arrange live, dried or silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons and other accessories for special occasions. Most floral designers work in retail businesses, usually in flower shops or grocery stores. About 31 percent of floral designers were self-employed in 2010.


Occupational Requirements

Most floral designers have a high school diploma or GED®

Information Unique to the Training



Courses to Complete

  • Prerequisites 
  • Core Courses
    VOC-457 Introduction to Floral Design
    VOC-458 Designing Wedding Flowers
    VOC-495 Floral Design, Mastery


Approximate Number of Hours

96 hours


Approximate Training Cost*



Licensure/Certification Earned



Related Continuing Education Courses



Estimated Hourly Wage**

$10 - 12 /hr.


*Unless noted, the cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 


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