Florida Center for Floral Studies
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As one of the nation’s top rated floral career schools we bring the very latest into the classroom, consequently giving our students a competitive edge. In today’s floral industry trends in design, as well as, business procedures are constantly changing. To meet the demands in the present marketplace our instructors continue to update themselves by attending national symposiums and regional conferences.
Many students do not have weeks or months to explore a new career. The Center offers compressed career courses in both Basic Floral Design FD-101 and Advanced Floral Design FD-102. Check out the details of each course by clicking the tabs located on the left side of this page.
The classes are not only dedicated to educate students in floral design using the latest in products, but also offer comprehensive study in areas of business, shop management and purchasing procedures all in a wholesale environment!
The South Florida Center for Floral Studies leases classroom and office space inside of a full-service, wholesale florist located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Students have access to shopping at wholesale prices while attending class. In addition to buying, students are exposed to a functioning wholesaler filled with a wide assortment of fresh flowers, foliages as well as a complete line of hard goods. To view pictures of the facility check out the Classroom Photos tab.
Click the blue bar for a guided tour of the facility by school director, John Klingel. If you are within driving distance we encourage you to schedule an on-site school visit. John or one of the other instructors will gladly meet with you at a time that is convenient for you. If possible, we encourage all students to personally check out any school they are interested in.
The school has trained floral professionals from all around the world. Proudly, several of our students have received the outstanding designation from the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). Not all design school instructors meet the rigid qualifications required by AIFD. John Klingel and Vince Petrovsky are accredited members of AIFD and have dedicated themselves to the profession. More information and links on the school’s affiliations is located on the Affiliations tab.
John has recently published a new book “The Design Table Guide” and created a set of educational DVDs. Get started today with your career in floral design by purchasing the book and DVDs at www.frugalflorist.biz.
Director, John Klingel AAF, AIFD, PFCI has 38 years of experience as a leader in the floral industry. “Every experience that I have had in the floral industry has guided me along the way to ultimately pursue education and promotion.” To access information about the Director click here.
As a school that focuses in building careers in the floral industry, the Center specializes in the sale and use of fresh flowers and foliages. Being that we are located in the Palm Beaches, which is a sub-tropical climate, many exotic flowers and foliages are available to us. The name Florida means flower! So plan to attend the flower arranging/business courses soon and learn from successful, professional floral designers and shop owners the correct way!