The goal of the El Capitan Floriculture program is to prepare students for a career in floristry. The courses in this pathway are explorations in agriculture, Art and History of Floral Design 1, and Art and History of Floral Design 2. This course provides students with knowledge as well as hands-on experience. Students who follow this pathway will learn varieties of flowers and foliages, how to properly process flowers, create arrangements, and gain an understanding of floral and art history. By taking this class, students have the opportunity to earn their Floral Design Certification.
Explorations in Agriculture
Our entry-level course for the floriculture pathway is explorations in agriculture. Students who take this course will get a basic understanding of FFA and agriculture. Having a deeper understanding of the agriculture industry is essential to finding a career in the field. Students who take this class are provided with hands-on experience and get to explore all of the pathways that we offer.
In our Floral 1 course, students will learn a wide range of flowers, foliages, and floral tools as well as basic floral skills. Some of these skills include; making arrangements, wrapping wires, creating boutonnieres, caring for flowers, and more. Students will also do a unit on the history of floral design and gain knowledge each era.
The Advanced Floral course is available to students who have completed Floral 1. Students will gain more experience in arranging and working with flowers to improve their skills. In Advanced Floral, more arrangements will be made and the arrangements will be more difficult than the introductory course.