Humber School of Applied Technology
Floral Design Certificate

CERTIFICATE 01601 Floral Design Certificate

Looking for practical, hands-on design experience necessary to succeed in the floral industry? This program is ideal for individuals interested in creating professional floral arrangements for their home, family, and friends, as well as those interested in pursuing a career within the retail floral industry. It is also great for those looking to upgrade their skills.

The program focuses on an array of floral design elements and principles, including form, technique, composition, colour, and construction. The program consists of the following compulsory courses taught in Humber's unique floristry lab and greenhouse.

Program Cost
Floral materials account for approximately half of the course fee. Students will be able to take home their completed floral arrangements. In addition, first-level students can expect to pay approximately $150 for tools, which will be used throughout the three courses. This additional payment must be made to the Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning by certified cheque or money order only. Payment will be collected by the instructor in the second week of class.

Something to note: During the course, representatives from the Canadian Academy of Floral Art (CAFA) will come on campus to speak to students who wish to register for and write the Student CAFA Examination. Membership to CAFA is only available by successfully completing a two-phrase examination process.

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September to December 2013 start dates


January to April 2014 start dates


May to August 2014 start dates


205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 5L7


Centre for Trades and Technology. 110 Carrier Drive. Toronto, ON M9W 5R1


Instructor led traditional face-to-face classroom.


Flexible delivery format that allows students to come to class every 2nd or 3rd week to meet instructor and classmates. Classroom will be devoted to group work, interactive discussions, guest speakers, presentations, and/or field trips. In between the in classroom times, course content will be covered online where instructor will post online readings and students will engage in online activities, discussions, and complete evaluations


Instructor led course is completed entirely online including tests and exams. You do not need to come to the College. Internet access and general computer knowledge are required to navigate the online classroom site, interact with teacher and classmates, and complete assignments/tests/exams. Some corporate networks may block access to the online class for internal security reasons.


Course will be offered in a modified format and may include; major and/or independent project/assignment, evaluations, group work and/or independent online study. Students must attend the first class where the class schedule, content, and logistics will be discussed. Tutorials are instructor led.

Compulsory Courses - 3 required

Creative Intermediate Floral Design FLRS 812    
Essential Elements of Floral Design FLRS 811    
Modern Styles and Trends of Advanced Floral Design FLRS 813