Floral Design Certificate

The Floral Design Certificate teaches you all the elements and principles of floral design necessary for preparing simple to complex floral pieces for all occasions, including holidays, social events, weddings, and funerals. In addition, you'll learn how to select, prepare and handle fresh, dried, and artificial floral materials and how to successfully manage a retail floral shop. Your workday responsibilities in this field may include:

  • filling floral design orders.
  • assisting in the planning of events such as weddings, funerals, holiday events with individuals.

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,568.25

Credit Hours to Complete: 21

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your Floral Design Certificate (CIP 1.0608)

Total Floral Design Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,446.5 $7,008.33 $10,057.74 $10,057.74
Additional Costs $1,121.75 $1,121.75 $1,121.75 $1,121.75
Program Total $3,568.25 $8,130.08 $11,179.49 $11,179.49

What makes MCC's Floral Design Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

All MCC floral design instructors are Certified Professional Florists through the Illinois State Florists Association and MCC's floral design curriculum is more detailed than most.

How will MCC's Floral Design Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • All your instructors work in the local floral industry.
  • Your coursework prepares you for real-world experience in a floral design shop.
  • Internships may be available.

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Floral Designers
  • Floral Shop Owners

Outside of the Classroom

Participate in the student category in Illinois State Florists Association events.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.