Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Floral Careers

Ag Sciences

Horticulture/Floral Careers

319-398-5441

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Fall

Award

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters, 1 summer)

The Floral Careers program provides students with advanced training in floral design, plant identification and care, retail flower shop operations, advertising, visual merchandising, inventory control, and order processing. Within the Floral Careers program, there is a major emphasis in wedding and funeral designs, purchasing and interior plant maintenance for the retail florist.

Career opportunities: floral designer, office management for small businesses, greenhouse specialist, production and distribution of floral products, interior plant maintenance, retail florist owner/manager, marketing/buying, wedding consultant, merchandising and display artist, wholesale florist.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Term I

AGC-932

Internship

3

AGF-120

Floral Plant Identification and Care I

2

AGF-130

Floral Careers Computer Literacy

2

AGF-140

Floral Design I

3

AGF-150

Retail Flower Shop Operation I

3

AGF-160

Event Planning I

1

BUS-161

Human Relations

3

 

 

17

Spring Term I

AGC-932

Internship

4

AGF-122

Floral Plant Identification and Care II

2

AGF-135

Floral Careers Plant Propagation

2

AGF-142

Floral Design II

3

AGF-152

Retail Flower Shop Operation II

4

AGF-162

Event Planning II

1

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

 

 

19

Summer Term III

ADM-133

Business Math and Calculators

3

AGF-144

Floral Design III

3

AGF-154

Retail Flower Shop Operation III

2

AGF-164

Event Planning III

3

 

 

11

Total program credit hours

47

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