Floral Design Institute is licensed to conduct a private vocational school by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. 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.
ADMISSION POLICY / REQUIREMENTS
Students must be at least 18 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.
The Floral Design Institute does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Staff members involved in discriminatory behaviors will be reviewed and disciplined accordingly. Any person unlawfully discriminated against, as described in ORS 345.240, may file a complaint under ORS 659A.820 with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
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.
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 Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission Guidelines. Students may request a transcript by contacting the Floral Design Institute office: 1138 NW 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 – 503-223-8089
Student may personally review their file during office hours with 24 hour notice. A written request is required for 3rd party sharing of student files.
Floral Design Institute does not accept transfer credits.
STUDENT CONDUCT AND ATTENDANCE
Students need to be in class to receive the full benefit of the course studies. Unfortunately, situations arise that can prevent you from attending. 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. Late arrival to class will be documented and the minutes totaled to be included in the 10% maximum limit of missed classroom time. 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. Failure to complete required make up hours within the one year period will result in the student being dropped from the program. All make up time should be scheduled directly with the instructor.
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 may 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.
Students exhibiting disruptive behavior will be given one verbal warning. A written warning will be given with the second disruptive behavior situation. A third disruptive situation will result in expulsion from the program.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS
Learning Center Students will receive a weekly evaluation in the form of a quiz to confirm the understanding of the curriculum.
Home Study Students will have an evaluating quiz upon the completion of each module to confirm the understanding of the curriculum.
1. You may cancel enrollment prior to entering classes by giving written notice to the school.
2. If cancellation occurs within five business days, you will receive a 100% refund.
3. If cancellation occurs after five business days, a $150.00 registration fee will be charged.
If a student withdraws prior to completion of 50% of the contracted instructional program, the student shall be entitled to a pro rata refund of the tuition charged and paid for such instructional program, less the registration/application fees, supply fees, and any other legitimate charges owed by the student.
If a student withdraws upon completion of 50% or more of the contracted instructional program, the student shall be obligated for the tuition charged for the entire instructional program and shall not be entitled to any refund.
NOTE: When a cancellation, termination or completion occurs, a calculation of all allowable charges shall be made using the last recorded date of attendance, if any, as a base line. All course hours must be completed within one year of registration.
PROCEDURE FOR COMPLAINTS
Students aggrieved by action of the school should attempt to resolve these problems with the school director, Leanne Kesler. Should this procedure fail students may contact: Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Private Career Schools, 3225 25th St., SE Salem, OR 97302. After consultation with appropriate Commission staff and if the complaint alleges a violation of Oregon Revised Statutes345.010 to345.470 or standards of the Oregon Administrative Rules581-045-0001 through581-045-0210, the Commission will begin the complaint investigation process as defined in OAR581-045-0023 Appeals and Complaints.