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Gail Call, AIFD
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gcall@gwc.cccd.edu

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Floral Design & Shop Management Courses

For more information about the Floral Design Program contact Gail Call, AIFD, Associate Professor, Floral Design gcall@gwc.cccd.edu

FLORAL DESIGN G110 - 2.5 Units
Basic Floral Design

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G010)
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of theory, techniques and skills currently practiced in the floral industry. The course includes applied art principles, cut flower and foliage care and botanical identification, handling practices, proper use of florist’s tools and materials, pricing of floral products and historical period designs. This course prepares students for entry-level positions in the floral industry. Detailed instruction and demonstrations are given on various arrangement styles and flowers to wear. Students utilize lab time to execute class projects. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G111 - 2.5 Units
Floral Business Practicum

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G011, Floral Business Practicum I)
Advisories: Floral G110
This is an intermediate course which reinforces basic floral knowledge emphasizing art elements and principles of design. It also introduces additional design styles and industry techniques. Additionally, students will explore the duties of a shop operator including pricing for profit, salesmanship, merchandising and management. Proper care, handling techniques of fresh flowers/foliages, flower classification and flower/foliage botanical identification are reviewed. Theory of design, techniques and color concepts are reinforced as students create floral arrangements and corsages. Emphasis is on sharpening basic skills and creating cost/profit awareness. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G115 - 2 Units
Wedding Designs

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G015, Floral Design-Wedding Designs,)
Advisories: Floral G110
This course provides the student with theory and lab experience in the complex styling of floral pieces specific to weddings. The course explores the advanced techniques of design, identifies the latest in floral bridal trends and execution of traditional floral compositions for wedding dÈcor. Body flowers, carrying pieces, ceremony and reception designs will be executed. Consultation, service, delivery procedures, ordering and pricing will be covered. Completed lab projects are taken home by the student. Lecture and lab. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. This course may be taken two times. Advisory: Floral G110 - Basic Floral Design Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G120 - 2 Units
Advanced Designs in Global Floristry

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G020, Designs in Global Floristry, Advanced)
Advisories: Floral G110
Globalization has changed the floral focus to include intercontinental design techniques and imported products. This class increases awareness and appreciation of cultural influence and country specific designs. This course provides practical application and construction of design styles with an emphasis on International floral customs, European floral designs, sympathy tributes and dual purpose designs, such as wedding and event dÈcor. Lecture and lab. Completed lab projects are taken home by the students. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 - Basic Floral Design Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G125 - 2 Units
Advanced Floral Design - Events and Display

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G025, Advanced Floral Design-Event Planning and Display)
Advisories: Floral G110
This course focuses on the advanced design skills and techniques used to create thematic floral arrangements for special events and window display. Planning, organization, design, and delivery as well as party props, room dÈcor, table treatments and display elements are emphasized in this course. Theory and lab experience accentuate art principles and creative thematic approaches to floral design. Students will design and create a themed floral arrangement during labs. Completed lab projects are taken home by the student. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. This course may be taken two times. Advisory: Floral G110 - Basic Floral Design Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G127 - 2 Units
Creativity and Competition

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G027)
Advisories: Floral G110
This course focuses on advanced design skills and techniques emphasizing the use of the student’s own imagination and creative talent to create individualized, non-standard, contemporary flower arrangements. Theory and lab experience will broaden the student’s design expertise and personally expand and develop creative potential. Creativity development, stimulation of the imagination, critical thinking and practice of technical skills prepare students to participate in competitons, separating the designer from the copier. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. This course may be taken two times. Advisory: Floral G110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G132 - 2 Units
Permanent Botanicals

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G032, Permanent and Seasonal)
Advisories: Floral G110
This course provides the student with history, theory and lab experience in the use of permanent botanicals as a medium of floral design. Instruction includes the use of artificial floral product and preserved natural plant materials. The course emphasizes the principles and elements of design, color theory, and the mechanics and techniques of construction for home decor and commerical interior applications. Theory and lab experience accentuates the preservation process of flowers and foliage for use in floral design. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G150 - 2 Units
Floral Productions Practicum

(Formerly known as: Floral Design G050, Floral Placement and Production)
Advisories: Floral G110
This course provides practical experience to gain proficiency in advanced commercial floral design skills. Practical applications and construction of industry standard floral dÈcor stress color theory and elements of floral design. Personal marketability, resume building and portfolio creation are emphasized. Flower identification by genus, species and common name, aligns with state certification requirements. Lab practicum develops advanced floral design techniques. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.