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Floraculture Certificate

Floriculture - Undergraduate Certificate

The Floriculture undergraduate certificate provides entry-level skills for those interested in employment or a career in the field. The curriculum provides basic principles of design used in commercial and natural settings, commercial production, marketing and post-harvest care.

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Dr. Sheren Farag, Program Director and Assistant Professor
Phone: 330-337-4270
Email: sfaragmo@kent.edu

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Program Information

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of the advanced skills in floral design, including the ability to create innovative and aesthetically pleasing arrangements for various occasions and settings.
  2. Utilize practical knowledge of horticulture, plant materials and wholesale floriculture to effectively work with and care for plants, flowers and related materials.
Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Coursework

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
ART 100233D COMPOSITION 3
HORT 16003INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES AND SENSORS 1
HORT 16010FLORAL DESIGN I 3
HORT 16011FLORAL DESIGN II 3
HORT 16020PLANT MATERIALS I 3
HORT 16021WHOLESALE FLORICULTURE 3
HORT 26001OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2
HORT 36092INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:19

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
Roadmap

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
ART 10023 3D COMPOSITION 3
HORT 16003 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES AND SENSORS 1
HORT 16010 FLORAL DESIGN I 3
HORT 16011 FLORAL DESIGN II 3
 Credit Hours10
Semester Two
HORT 16020 PLANT MATERIALS I 3
HORT 16021 WHOLESALE FLORICULTURE 3
HORT 26001 OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2
HORT 36092 INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 1
 Credit Hours9
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:19
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Geauga Campus
    • Salem Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

-5.5%

decline

1,476,400

number of jobs

$41,580

potential earnings

Floral designers

-20.1%

decline

51,800

number of jobs

$29,140

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.