Floral Career Academy offers professional beginning, advanced and wedding design classes in fresh or silk
floral design and business classes. These classes are designed for anyone wishing to become a florist or floral designer, work
in a flower shop, sharpen their skills, continue their education or work on MCF certification.
Learn how to make bows, wedding bouquets, corsages and boutonniers. Learn how to put flowers in a
vase. Learn how to make funeral arrangements.
Take our wedding planner or wedding consultant classes. Make altar arrangements, pew bows and
pew arrangements. Learn how to decorate the bride and grooms table and make wedding centerpieces.
Graduates can practice their new learned skills at our professional flower shop at no extra charge
for as long as they need. Apprenticeships and placement are also available.
Fresh flower classes or artificial flower classes are available upon request.
Discount wedding flowers can be ordered through our school. We offer a full line of wedding flowers
and props for the wedding party, church and reception. All work is done by advanced students and professional designers
and overseen by a Master Designer. Call to reserve your wedding day.
Design books are available at an extra charge.
We offer small class sizes ( 1 - 4 students) with individualized attention. Supplies are provided and are
included in the cost of the class. Classes start weekly and can be scheduled for day, night or weekends. For those
from out of town, we can get you through the course quickly.
The floral design classes are taught by Deborah Johnson-Houston, FTD Master Designer, who has 39 years experience. She
trained 4 1/2 years with Dick McClure, a graduate of American Floral Art School in Chicago, IL. She won contest
awards through F.T.D. , Teleflora and Micigan Floral Association and designed and commentated for F.T.D. and Teleflora. She
has worked as a committee chairperson and on many committes for the annual Michigan Floral Association convention.
Our students are encouraged to go to the convention and work on committees for valuable experience. She designed for
Nordlie in Warren, Michigan and Oswalts in Detroit. The Floral Career Academy was established in 1987 and has been
inspiring creativity ever since!