Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Floral Careers

Ag Sciences

Horticulture/Floral Careers

319-398-5441

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time
Fall

Award
Diploma
1 year (3 terms, including 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; event planner.

For gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information, visit www.kirkwood.edu/gainfulemployment.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

AGF-145

Floral Design I

4

AGF-150

Retail Flower Shop Operation I

3

AGF-120

Floral Plant Identification and Care I

2

AGF-130

Floral Careers Computer Literacy

2

AGF-160

Event Planning I

1

AGC-932

Internship

3

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture

1

AGC-210

Employment Seminar

1

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

AGF-142

Floral Design II

3

AGF-152

Retail Flower Shop Operation II

4

AGF-122

Floral Plant Identification and Care II

2

AGF-135

Floral Careers Plant Propagation

2

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

AGC-932

Internship

4

AGF-162

Event Planning II

1

 

 

19

Term 3-Summer

AGF-144

Floral Design III

3

AGF-165

Event Planning III

2

AGF-154

Retail Flower Shop Operation III

2

MAT-772

Applied Math

3

 

 

10

Total program credit hours

46

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