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Floral Design, Certificate of Completion


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JJC Program Code: AG320

ICCB Program Code: AGRI 0034

  • You will gain a working knowledge of care and maintenance with a variety of tropical plants used in the interior plantscaping industry.
  • Graduates of JJC’s Floral Design/Interior Plantscaping program have gained skills in:
    • basic western, party and event work
    • care and handling of fresh cut materials
  • Jobs exist in:
    • retail floral shops
    • grocery store chains
    • wholesale floral supply operations
    • freelancing
    • You can also work in the interior grocery store chains, as well as in wholesale florals supply operations.
  • Entry level jobs include:
    • sales
    • design
    • plant care
    • These entry level jobs can lead to advancement as head designer, shop manager, supervisor/technician, buyer and plant specialist. You can also choose to own your own business.
  • Graduates of this program can also work in the interior plantscaping world as plant technicians and designers. In these jobs, you will install holiday designs, maintain indoor retail businesses and offer design services from a studio location.
  • You will complete 19 weeks of internship training at a floral or interior plantscaping job site as part of their program of study.
  • In addition to having the required skills, the key to employment in the floral design or plantscaping industries is to be a service-and people-oriented person. You must enjoy helping and working with other people.
  • The program is accredited through the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).
  • JJC maintains memberships with the Illinois State Floral Association (IFSA), and Michigan Floral Association (MFA). These affiliations provide excellent educational opportunities for our students.

More Information
US Department of Labor 

Total Required Hours: 27 Semester Hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson Program Coordinator Program Advisor
Name: Brad Angus Name: Name: David Bartz
E-mail: bangus@jjc.edu E-mail: E-mail: dbartz@jjc.edu
Phone: 815-280-2272 Phone: Phone: 815-280-6692

 

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