Floral Design Institute is licensed to conduct a private vocational school by the Oregon Department of Education. Floral Design Institute is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Education Partners and is an Approved Educational Pathway to AIFD Certification and Accreditation.
FLORAL DESIGN INSTITUTE is part of Floral Design Institute, Inc., an Oregon Corporation. Floral Design Institute, Inc. is located at 1138 NW 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 503-223-8089. Floral Design Institute, Inc. is held solely by Leanne and David Kesler. Leanne serves as the Corporation President and Director of Floral Design Institute.
Students are requested to notify the school of illness or other emergencies necessitating absence from class and to arrange makeup for the missed class hours/days. Makeup hours/days will be arranged in a subsequent class. All course hours and makeup work must be completed within one year of the registration date. Students may miss a total of 10% of the course class hours, (12 hours, Basic Floral Design and 4 hours Advanced Floral Design) and still receive their certificate.
Any student behavior which is disruptive to the classroom, impedes the instructor’s attempt to teach or the students to learn is unacceptable, will receive prompt attention, and my be cause for dismissal. Such behavior includes but, is not limited to; violation of safety regulations, interference with other students work, boisterous, vulgar or obscene behavior, being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Re-entry will be at the discretion of the school director.
ADMISSION POLICY / REQUIREMENTS
Students must be at least 16 years or age. Students should have good vision, the ability to see color and good manual dexterity. Most employment positions require the ability to lift 25 pounds and stand at a design table for extended periods. Pre-requisites for the Advanced Floral Design program are; successful completion of the Basic Floral Design program or 500 hours of on the job experience as a floral designer.
FINAL EXAMINATION AND GRADING GUIDELINES
Upon completion of the course curriculum, each student will be given a practical and a written exam.
The practical exam will require the student to create an arrangement, a corsage and a bud vase utilizing the skills gained during the course. Evaluation will be based upon the 5 elements of design, six principles of design, and mechanics of construction. There are 400 points possible in this exam.
The written exam reviews the information covered in the text and classroom lectures. There are 100 points possible on this exam.
To receive the Floral Design Institute certificate, students must achieve 60% or better on each exam. Failure to do so on either or both will require independent study and re-testing to receive the certificate.
Student records are kept for 25 years according to Department of Education Guidelines. Students may request a transcript by contacting the Floral Design Institute office: 1138 NW 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 – 503-223-8089
PROCEDURES FOR MISSED HOURS
Students need to be in class to receive the full benefit of the course studies. Unfortunately, situations arise that can prevent you from attending. In case of absence, students can schedule to attend future sessions and make up the missed material. All make up time should be scheduled directly with the instructor.
REFUND POLICY (Professional Classes):
If a student should withdraw from the course and cancel the enrollment agreement; monies paid will be refunded according to the following schedule and policies.
1) Refunds will be paid directly and exclusively to the individual or institution who paid for the course.
2) A full refund of money paid will be given to an applicant that is not accepted by the school prior to the beginning of class.
3) If the student withdraws prior to beginning class and within five days of signing the enrollment agreement or making an initial payment. Then, the student will receive a full refund of all money paid.
4) If the student withdraws prior to beginning class and after five days of signing the enrollment agreement or making an initial payment. Then, the student will receive a full refund of all money paid, less the registration fee.
5) If a student withdraws after enrolling in and beginning class. Then, the student will receive a refund based on the following pro rata tuition / books and supplies adjustment schedule, less the registration fee.
Percent of Enrollment time Tuition, Books &Supplies Refunded
0.01 - 10% 90%
10.1 - 25% 75%
25.1 - 50% 50%
50.1% - 100% 0%
6) Students may withdraw and cancel the enrollment agreement by giving written notice to the school.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT (Professional Classes):
All Floral Design Institute students will be trained on the use of and will practice with the following tools, equipment and products; floral knife, floral shears, floral foam, floral cooler, floral food, floral adhesives, bouquet holders, wires, ribbons, floral tapes, pick machine, floral containers, packaging material and rose stripper.