Scranton, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Distance learning school Stratford Career Institute is now offering a revised Florist/Floral Design course that can be completed through guided, independent study.
The newly updated course covers a broad range of topics involved in a career in floral design. The course is broken down into four primary modules, three that deal exclusively with floriculture designing and merchandising, and a final module on how to start your own floral shop or business.
Stratford’s florist/floral design course provides a comprehensive education on floral design by first teaching students about the fundamentals of flowers and foliage classification, the principles of design, and the mechanics and supplies used in floral design. The remaining modules cover different types of arrangements, drying flowers, floral design ideas and more.
Stratford says that at the end of the course, all students should have learned how to: care for and handle flowers and plants properly; dry and preserve flowers; make corsages and boutonnieres; make flower arrangements for various occasions (weddings, sympathy bouquets etc.); understand and apply floral design principles; and effectively sell to customers.
“Whether you have a serious interest in working toward a career in floral design or simply love it as a hobby, this is a wonderfully insightful and thorough program. It provides an exceptional amount of knowledge to individual of all skill levels,” said Dr. Claude Major, Director of Education for Stratford Career Institute.
Individuals interested in learning more about the Stratford Career Institute’s Fashion Merchandising and Design course can request a free career information packet by calling 1-800-363-0058 ext 9980 or by visiting the school’s website scitraining.com.
Similar to Stratford’s popular high school diploma program, the Fashion Merchandising and Design course is completed through guided, independent study. Students complete lessons at home on their own time, and submit exams online, through the mail, or in combination. Instructors are available via e-mail and toll-free phone and students have access to an online student center.
About Stratford Career Institute
Stratford Career Institute is a distance learning correspondence school that employs a distinct educational training method allowing students to complete their studies and earn their career diploma at home rather than spending hours in a classroom. Contemporary online tools combined with traditional correspondence education give students the flexibility to study when it is convenient for them. Stratford Career Institute offers more than 60 distance learning courses in a variety of contemporary career fields.