All classes with student hands-on participation, such as the Basic and Advanced Classes will have a maximum of 15 students. These classes are divided into lecture/ demonstration and hands-on student projects. Classes are described and measured in clock hours. A clock hour is defined as 55 minutes of instruction during any 60-minute cycle. One 15 minute break in the morning, one hour lunch break and one 15 minute break in the afternoon.
Classes are held from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Special topic lectures or seminar classes will vary in size and time according to the subject and student response.
All lecture/demonstration and hands-on work will be done in one area. Each student has his/her own design bench and chair. The classroom design follows closely to the work room area of a retail flower shop.
The classes are very comprehensive and progressive. Absences will directly affect a student’s progress and evaluation. In the event of any absence, it the student’s responsibility to arrange make-up work. Instructors will assist in make-up insofar as it does not interfere with other class responsibilities. An attendance record of at least 90% is required in order to receive a certificate of diploma. Excessive tardiness or absences may result in dismissal.
Unless otherwise noted, all flowers, floral materials and supplies are included in the tuition fees. For all Career in Floral Design Classes, students must have their own professional floral design tools, including: professional design knife, ribbon scissors, serrated shears and wire cutters. Students must bring these to class and are responsible for them. Professional tools are available for purchase at local suppliers. Students are responsible for bringing to class a note
book, pen, pencil and a camera is suggested but not required.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature manner suitable to a learning environment. Repeated or intentional disruption of the classroom may result in suspension or dismissal. The use of alcohol or drugs on school premises is strictly prohibited, students who violate this policy are subject to immediate dismissal. Students who come to class under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be suspended from class. Students who engage in unlawful or improper conduct contrary to the best interests of the school or their fellow students are subject to suspension or dismissal.
Students are expected to be neatly groomed and presentable at all times. A business casual attire is suggested. For reasons of personal safety, bare feet, sandals and open-toed shoes are not suitable for workshops or hands-on classes.
A student seeking to resolve a problem or complaint should first contact the instructor in charge. Requests for further action should be directed to Director John Klingel.