SUNY ORANGE IS NOW A CERTIFIED AIFD EDUCATIONAL PARTNER

12/11/2018

College Offering Non-Credit Floral Design Curriculum; Prepares Students for Online Certification Exam

PHOTO: Teacher demonstrates floral arrangingMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Through its Continuing and Professional Education department, SUNY Orange is now offering a three-course Certified Floral Design Certificate program that is accredited through the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD). The College is a certified educational partner with the AIFD.

Completion of the three courses—Basic Floral Design, Advanced Floral Design, and Marketing and Social Media—and submission of an online portfolio allows students to be eligible to take the AIFD online certification exam.

SUNY Orange will offer the basic design course from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday evening from March 5 through April 30 on the College’s Middletown campus. Certified instructor Jen Plasky teaches all three courses, providing instructional and curricular connections between the three courses’ content. The basic course requires 45 hours of instruction while the advanced course is 36 hours of classroom time. The marketing/social media class is 15 hours. All are offered in the evening.

While awaiting certification from the AIFD, the College offered the basic course last Spring and opened the advanced design and marketing/social media classes this Fall. Two students, Nea Sum Chin and Meredith Zeiger, are on track to complete the curriculum in the coming weeks.

For more information, contact Brenda Capuano, CAPE program coordinator, at (845) 341-9548 or brenda.capuano@sunyorange.edu.

Caption:
Instructor Jen Plasky (right) demonstrates how to arrange flowers in a vase for students in SUNY Orange's Advanced Floral Design course. Offered by the College's Continuing and Professional Education department, the course is part of a three-class curriculum presented in collaboration with the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD). SUNY Orange has recently become a certified educational partner with AIFD and those students who complete the three classes, and fulfill other requirements, are eligible to take the AIFD online certification exam.

 

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