Floral and Bridal Arrangement Design Career Profile and Job Duties

Program Description

Program Description       
Program Description       
This 480 clock hour clock hour program requires the completion of 16 weeks of study.  This program will familiarize students with the fundamental skills to perform the duties of a Floral and Bridal Arrangement Designer in a flower shop working with various types of flowers and foliage.  Students also learn to create arrangements using artificial plants and balloons.    

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to create floral decorations with live flowers and foliage or artificial flowers or balloons for special events such as birthdays, weddings, holidays or other types.
Occupational Objectives                 
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as a Floral and Bridal Arrangement and Designer in flower shop setting.  Licensure Goal/Requirements: None

Requirements for Graduation: Students must have at a minimum, an accumulative grade point average of 78% or “C” grade, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation. Pass tests at end of modules and pass final exam, Internship/externship not required.
Program Length/Class Hours

Day: 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 480 total clock hours, 16 weeks of study.

Course Title
Introduction to Decorations                              30            
Natural Floral Arranging                                    60            
Artificial Floral Arranging                                  60            
Album Decoration                                               60            
Balloon Decoration                                             60            
Porcelain Decoration                                          60            
Seasonal Decoration                                           60            
Bridal Accessories and Arrangements             60            
Career Development                                           30            
Total Clock Hours                                          480           

 

Course Description
 1. Introduction to Decorations - Students will learn the fundamentals of decoration and the different types of material that are used to create decorations in the floral industry.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
2. Natural Floral Arranging - Students will learn to identify natural flowers and foliage commonly used when creating arrangements.  Students will also learn how to properly care for and handle these types of flowers and foliage. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
3. Artificial Floral Arranging - Students will learn how to utilize artificial flowers and foliage that are commonly used to create arrangements. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
4. Album Decoration – Students will learn how to create arrangements that may be used as special décor or in photos for memoir albums. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.   
5. Balloon Decoration – Students will learn how to use Mylar and Latex balloon to create decorations that will accent floral arrangements.  Students will also learn how to use helium gas to inflate the balloons in a safe manner. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module. 
6. Porcelain Decoration – Students will learn how to decorate porcelain items used for accenting floral arrangements.  Students will also learn how to paint and enhance porcelain items for décor purposes. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module. 
7. Seasonal Decoration – Students will learn how to arrange various types of flowers and foliage to create arrangements that have a seasonal theme, including holidays and events. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
8. Bridal Accessories and Arrangements – Students will learn how to utilize bridal accessories in order to create a bridal arranged theme for wedding events.  Students will also learn how to decorate rooms for wedding celebrations utilizing balloons and other accessories.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
9. Career Development – Students will apply their knowledge and skills learned in a practical hands-on environment and also seek entry level employment in the field related to their program of study. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
Final Examination                                                                                                                                                         A minimum passing score of 78%, or “C” grade, is required for the Final Comprehensive Examination taken at the end of this program, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation.   

Program Equipment List

  • Glue – Oasis Adhesive Glue, Fast-Drying, Waterproof Liquid Adhesive, 8 Ounces. (Owned)
  • Glue Gun – T800 Cordless High –Temp Glue Gun, 60 Watt, Insulated nozzle, 8ft cord, On/Off Light and Switch, 12 volt Charging Base. (Owned)
  • Glue Stick – 10" Dual Temp Glue Sticks, Use for both high and low temp glue guns, Compatible with Wood, Paper, Plastic and Ribbon. (Owned)
  • Helium Tank - Balloon Time Helium Tank Kit, 8.9cu Ft Tank, Disposable. (Owned)
  • Artificial Flowers – Variety of Plastic Artificial Flowers to Create Arrangements. (Owned) 
  • Fresh Flowers - Variety of Fresh Flowers to Create Arrangements. (Owned)
  • Silk Flowers - 28" Open Rose Silk Flowers, Red, Burgundy, Pink and White. (Owned)
  • Flower Cooler – True Food Service Equipment GDM-23FC Floral Merchandiser, One-section, 2 Shelves, 300 stainless steel floor, 1 Low-E thermal Glass Hinged Door, Low UV Emitting Fluorescent Lighting, 1/3 HP, 115v/60/1, 7.2 amps. (Owned)
  • Vases - G125 12" Glass, Ceramic and Plastic Vases. (Owned)
  • Baskets – B1002 7" Woven Basket with Handle. (Owned)
  • Balloons – D110011" Latex Balloons Assorted Colors. (Owned)
  • Ribbons – 1/4" Multi-color Satin Acetate Ribbon. (Owned)
  • Vase Fillers – GG1Multi-color Assorted Glass Gems. (Owned)
  • Decorative Accessories - K10923 Multi-color Wire Stemmed Mini Feather Butterfly, Attaches to Flower Arrangements.  (Owned) 
  • Floral Foam - N14 3.5" X 4.25" Sturdy Caged Foam w/ Eyelets, Patented Segmentation to Reduce Drainage.  (Owned) 
  • Floral Wire - Green Florist Wire 22ga x 12”. (Owned)
  • Card Holder – A48 Plastic 18" Clear Angled Card Holders, Crystal Cardette Floral Pick w/ Angled Head.  (Owned)
  • Cutting Scissors – T101 8.5" Ribbon Scissors w/ Plastic Handle. (Owned)
  • Pruning Shears – 8" Lopping Shears, By-pass Blade Action, Hot Forged, Heavy Duty, Red Vinyl Grips.  (Owned)
  • Flower Sleeves - P8518 Clear Bouquet Sleeves, Height 18", Top Opening 12" , Bottom Opening 3".  (Owned)
  • Cellophane – P8501 Floraphane 15" x 24", 1.2 mil Clear Wrapping Sheets. (Owned)
  • Water Sprayer/Mister – T27 Plastic 1 Pint Bottle w/ Sprayer. (Owned)

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET

Before you enroll, this form is to make you aware of Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training current completion rates, employment rates and salary information. The following statistics represent the period of: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015

 

FLORAL AND BRIDAL ARRANGEMENT DESIGN                                                                   (480 Total Clock Hours)

ON-TIME COMPLETION RATES


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program ˡ

Students available for graduation ²

Graduates ³

Completion Rate ⁴

Student
Initials

2015

0

0

0

0%

 

2014

1

1

1

100%

 

  1. Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length
  4. “Completion Rate” is the number of graduates divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation.

Students Completing After Published Program Length (101-150% Completion Rate)

 

Calendar Year

 

Number of Students Who Began Program1

 

Students Available for Graduation2

 

150% Graduates3

 

150%                       Completion Rate4

 

Student Initials

2015

0

0

0

0%

 

2014

1

1

0

0%

 

  1. “Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed within 101%-150% of the program length.
  4. “150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year within 101%-150% of the published program length divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation in the published program length period.

 

PLACEMENT RATES


Calendar Year

Number of Graduatesˡ

Graduates available for employment²

Graduates employed in the field³

Placement Rate% Employed in field⁴

Graduates employed in the field less than 32 hours

Graduates employed in the field 32 hours or more

Student
Initials

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

 

 (1) “Number of Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length.
(2) “Graduates available for employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. “Graduates unavailable for employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(3) “Graduates employed in the field” means graduates who report that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(4) Placement Rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.
SALARY WAGE AND INFORMATION


Calendar Year

Graduates Available for Employment1

Graduates Employed in the Field2

Annual Salary and Wage Reported by                             Graduates Employed in the Field

15,000to 20,000

20,001to 25,000

25,001to 30,000

30,001to 35,000

35,001to 40,000

40,001 to 45,000 or more

Graduates Not  Reporting Salaries3

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

 

(1) “Graduates Available for Employment” is the total number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.  “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(2) “Graduates Employed in the Field” are graduates who are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(3) Salary is as reported by the student.  Not all graduates reported salaries.

 

This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains information which is calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833,
or calling 1-888-370-7589, or by visiting www.bppe.ca.gov