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Floral Design at the Capital Region Career & Technical School

Floral Design

From supermarkets to the neighborhood florists, floral designers are everywhere. A flower girl

The Floral Design Program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) prepares students for careers in the floral industry or further education in a two-year or four-year floral or horticulture program.

Upon graduation, students are ready to pursue careers as a floral designer, flower shop owner, flower shop manager, retail/wholesale floral supplier or a botanical illustrator.

Fast Facts

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: Stagnant
  • Median U.S. Salary: $23,810 (in 2012)
  • Education requirements: Most floral designers have a high school diploma or the equivalent and learn their skills on the job through an apprenticeship.


How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

Learning takes place in the classroom and on-campus flower shop, at community sites and businesses, and through regional competitions and shows. Students learn the creative and business aspects of the floral industry as well as about plant biology and identification.

For units of study, click here.


College articulation agreements

  • SUNY Delhi



Teacher: Margaret Bugler (Learn more about her using the provided link)

Integration teacher: Amy Schrom (science) and Kristina Fermann (English) (Learn more about them by following the link)

Guidance couselor: Eileen Coffey  (email her using the provided link)







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