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									                                                                                                                                           RETAIL FLORISTRY
            BEFORE ENROLLING IN DEGREE APPLICABLE COURSES, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU COMPLETE ENGL 001A AND READ 053.


RETAIL FLORISTRY                       (RF)
                                                                                         core courses (Required)
                                                                                                                  Retail Floristry - Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                 Units
DIVISIoN:              applied Science                                                   RF 024 ...............Flowers and Foliage basic design ....................... 3.0
PRogRaM:               Retail Floristry                                                  RF 028 ...............Interior Plant Identification .................................... 1.5
DEPt CHaIR:            Haze Dennis                                                       RF 031 ...............Intermediate Floral design ................................... 1.5
CooRDINatoR:           Sandy lesnewsky                                                   RF 032 ...............advanced Floral design ....................................... 2.0
PHoNE:                 408-855-5252 (Haze) 408-855-5268 (Sandy)                          RF 037 ...............Flower shop operations ....................................... 2.0
CoUNSElINg:            408-855-5030                                                      RF 039 ...............display for designs for Florists ............................. 1.0
Student learning outcomes:                                                               WRkeX 301 ......occupational Work experience ............................ 1.0
To prepare and equip students to succeed in the ever changing floral industry by         Total Required Units.................................................................... 12.0
producing a better trained employee or shop owner.                                       Plus an additional 6 courses from the electives listed Below:
Students will be able to orchestrate the principles and elements of floral design        RF 033 ..............dry and silk Floral design ................................... 2.0
with exposure to fundamental techniques. Students will understand the complete           RF 038 ..............Weddings, High style and Memorial ................... 1.0
workings of the color wheel.                                                             RF 041 ..............Holiday Flower arranging for the Home ............... 1.0
Students will be able to demonstrate the wide range of designs and effectively           RF 045 ..............Ikebana/oriental style Flower arranging ............. 0.5
discuss reasons for floral selections with prospective patrons. Students will be         RF 046 ..............advanced exotic and High style arranging ......... 0.5
able to identify, by name, by region, and by sight, the increasing varieties of floral   RF 057 ..............Introduction to Flower arranging .......................... 1.0
selections in the market. Students will display a working knowledge of the multitude     RF 061 ..............european design techniques .............................. 1.0
of design techniques.                                                                    RF 065 ..............advanced silk Flowers ........................................ 1.0
The Work Experience aspect of the program will give the student an ability to see        RF 066 ..............designs Without Flowers/Flower ......................... 0.5
first hand the different existing floral shops in the area. Students will work in the    RF 069 ..............Natural garden in Northern california ................. 1.0
shops for a period of time practicing techniques, strategies, customer relations, and    Total Required Units............................................................16.5-18.5
see potential problem areas.
                                                                                         NOTE: Some classes require the student to pay a modest lab fee, and other classes
Certificate:                                                                             may require the student to provide own floral materials.
• Retail Floristry
Highlights:                                                                              RETAIL FLORISTRY                           (RF)
• Program previously at WVC since 1983.
• Occupational work experience.                                                          024 • FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE BASIC DESIGN                                3.0 units
                                                                                         Total Lecture 54 hours
• Hands-on interaction on special events.
                                                                                         This course is designed for students aspiring to complete the Retail Floristry
• Field trips.
                                                                                         Program. It covers the identification, care, and use of cut flowers and foliage
• All instructors are professionals in the industry.                                     employed by a retail florist. The emphasis is on learning basic design elements,
Schedule Matrix:                                                                         principles, and routine shop procedures used by florists in arranging flowers for
CoURSE           Fall              SPRINg          SUMMER                                professional purposes. Materials Fee: $130.00. Pass/No Pass Option.
RF 024        e          d                                                               028 • INTERIOR PLANT IDENTIFICATION                                     1.5 units
RF 028        e          e                                                               Total Lecture 27 hours
RF 031        d          e
                                                                                         Students are introduced to the basic botany and plant taxonomy of indoor plants.
RF 032        d          e                                                               Course content includes how to identify, preserve and care for the most commonly
RF 033        e          d                                                               utilized house plants and indoor flowering plants. Fundamental techniques used to
RF 037        e                                                                          control pests and disease common to indoor plants are reviewed. One Saturday
RF 038                   e                                                               field trip is required. Materials Fee: $25.00. Pass/No Pass Option.
RF 039                   e
RF 041        e                                                                          031 • INTERMEDIATE FLORAL DESIGN                                              1.5 units
RF 045        e          e                                                               Total Lecture 27 hours
RF 057        d          d                                                               Prerequisite: RF 030
RF 061                                                 e                                 Students will use specific criteria to evaluate professional flower arranging techniques
RF 066                                                 e                                 used by retail floristry businesses. New design elements will be introduced that
RF 069                                                 e                                 build on the basic elements covered in previous classes. Students will become
WRkeX 301     d,e        d,e                                                             exposed to fundamental techniques used in creating floral arrangements and
D= Day classes; e= evening classes                                                       corsages for weddings, sympathy tributes, and other religious occasions. May
                                                                                         be repeated one time. Materials Fee: $20.00. Pass/No Pass Option.
                                                                                         032 • ADVANCED FLORAL DESIGNS                                            2.0 units
                                                                                         Total Lecture 27 hours, Total Lab 27 hours
                                                                                         This course covers advanced principles and techniques used in Traditional,
                                                                                         Contemporary, European, Asian, Tropical, and Hi-Tech designs. Exotic materials,
                                                                                         faux finishes, spray color, sponge, antiquing, and marbleizing techniques will be
                                                                                         covered. It includes designing, coordinating and preparing floral displays for social
                                                                                         events, residences, and hotels. It builds on previous courses enabling students
                                                                                         to polish their mechanics and participate in a professional floral show. May be
                                                                                         repeated three times. Materials Fee: $50.00. Pass/No Pass Option.




                                                                                                                        2010 –2011 MISSION COLLEGE 165
    RETAIL FLORISTRY
                BEFORE ENROLLING IN DEGREE APPLICABLE COURSES, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU COMPLETE ENGL 001A AND READ 053.

    033 • DRY AND SILK FLORAL DESIGN                                          2.0 units     061 • EUROPEAN DESIGN TECHNIQUES                                     0.5 unit
    Total Lecture 27 hours, Total Lab 27 hours                                              Total Lecture 9 hours, Total Lab 27 hours
    This course covers the types of dried and silk flowers used in displays. Techniques     This course is a hands-on design techniques class. Tufting, plating, leafwork,
    for drying flowers are discussed and differences between dried and silk floral          pave and other design techniques are studied. European and contemporary
    materials are reviewed. Students design floral arrangements that incorporate            hand-tied bouquets and bundling techniques are introduced. May be repeated
    dried, silk and fresh flowers. This hands-on course incorporates a variety of           one time. Materials Fee: $20.00. Pass/No Pass Option.
    creative advanced styles and methods utilizing dry and silk flowers. May be
    repeated three times. Materials Fee: $20.00. Pass/No Pass Option.                       066 • DESIGNS WITHOUT FLOWERS/FLOWER
                                                                                                   PRESERVATION                                                    0.5 unit
    037 • FLOWER SHOP OPERATIONS                                            2.0 units       Total Lecture 9 hours
    Total Lecture 36 hours                                                                  In this course students discover their ability to incorporate in floral designs
    Prerequisite: RF 024 and RF 030                                                         paper, rocks, plastic, metal, pods, branches and moss using their textures to
    This course introduces the student to the minimum steps and procedures                  make a complete statement. Techniques used to preserve flowers using the
    necessary for individuals to establish a retail florist shop. The importance of         press, glycerin, air dry, and picture frames. May be repeated one time. Pass/
    location, goals, and financing will be reviewed with experienced florists. Topics       No Pass Option.
    will include marketing, sales techniques, employee and customer relationships
    related to successfully running a florist shop. May be repeated one time. Materials     301 • OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE WORK
    Fee: $10.00. Pass/No Pass Option.                                                              EXPERIENCE EDUCATION
                                                                                                   (RETAIL FLORISTRY (WRKEX))                                        1.0 unit
    038 • WEDDINGS, HIGH STYLE AND MEMORIAL DESIGNS 1.0 unit                                Total 75.0 hours
    Total Lecture 9 hours, Total Lab 27 hours                                               Prerequisite: Must have a declared major and corresponding job and coursework.
    Prerequisite: RF 030                                                                                  Enrollment in a minimum of 7 units which can include Work
    This course covers the variety of designs used in the construction of arrangements                    Experience
    for traditional and non-traditional weddings or other events that need high style       Acceptable for credit: California State University
    arrangements. Students will learn techniques used in bridal consultations.              Cooperative Work Experience Education involves the supervised         employment
    Memorial consultations and the construction of casket covers, sprays, container         of students in positions which are commensurate with their selected field of study,
    arrangements and family pieces are also discussed. May be repeated one time.            thereby extending the learning experiences of the classroom to the field. The
    Materials Fee: $30.00. Pass/No Pass Option.                                             program provides students with the opportunity to increase their understanding
                                                                                            of the world of work and to assist students in learning about their chosen field of
    039 • DISPLAY DESIGN FOR FLORISTS                                      1.0 unit         work. Units of credit are awarded on the basis of number of hours of employment
    Total Lecture 9 hours, Total Lab 27 hours                                               per week and the successful completion of learning objectives. Please speak
    Total lecture 9 hours; Prerequisite: RF 032                                             to Retail Floristry Department for more details. May be taken for a total of 16
    This course covers the basic merchandising and marketing techniques used                units. Pass/No Pass Option.
    to display and sell fresh flowers, silk flowers and dried materials. A variety of
    display pieces (e.g. baskets, pottery, glassware and textiles) will be reviewed
    and evaluated. The course emphasizes different materials and techniques
    each semester. May be repeated one time. Materials Fee: $45.00. Pass/No
    Pass Option.
    041 • HOLIDAY FLOWER ARRANGING FOR THE HOME                           1.0 unit
    Total Lecture 18 hours
    Student will learn to create holiday arrangements and design for the home in a
    supportive atmosphere. Topics covered will include wreaths, door decorations,
    fruit and vegetable designs and centerpieces. May be repeated one time.
    Materials Fee: $30.00. Pass/No Pass Option.
    045 • IKEBANA/JAPANESE STYLE FLOWER ARRANGING                             0.5 unit
    Total Lab 27 hours
    Students will obtain an overview and appreciation of the historical basis and
    fundamental principles that direct the oriental style of flower arranging (Sogetsu
    Ikebana). The course emphasizes the creative use of materials and encourages
    students to experiment and explore a variety of design concepts. Each semester
    different aspects and design principles will be emphasized. No previous floral
    experience is necessary. May be repeated two times. Materials Fee: $30.00.
    Pass/No Pass Option.
    057 • INTRODUCTION TO FLOWER ARRANGING                                      1.0 unit
    Total Lecture 18 hours
    This introductory course in designed for the student who has no floral experience
    and who is interested in obtaining an overview of the fundamental design concepts
    used in floral arranging. Material covered is intended to assist the students develop
    an appreciation for flowers and other materials used in creating arrangements.
    Flowers and design elements emphasized vary from fall to spring to summer
    depending on availability and events being celebrated. May be repeated two
    times. Pass/No Pass Option.




166 MISSION COLLEGE 2010–2011

								
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