Is this Major for you?

Do you enjoy being creative? Would you like to learn how to take that passion and combine it with science based hands on learning? If you are innovative and appreciate working in an ever changing environment, then Floriculture may be the choice for you.

What is Floriculture?

Floriculture is a multifaceted industry that encompasses both science and creativity. It is the production, marketing, research & use of cut flowers, foliage and garden plants. The Floriculture program at Bristol County Agricultural High School concentrates on exploring these aspects of the industry using modern technology and products. The program focuses on greenhouse production of tropical houseplants and specialty crops, retail floriculture operations and floral design instruction.

School to Career Pathways for the High School Graduate

  • Garden Center Employee & Manager
  • Greenhouse Production Assistant
  • Retail Floral Designer
  • Floral Wholesale Sales Representative
  • Botanical Garden Staff
  • Assistant & Plant Care Specialist
  • Interior Plantscape Design

  • Plant Breeder & Researcher
  • Botanical Garden Staff
  • Horticulturalist, Program Manager, Director
  • Wholesale Sales Representative
  • Commercial Greenhouse Production Manager/Grower
  • Event Designer & Coordinator
  • Retail Floriculture Business Owner
  • Floral Design Instructor
  • Floral Buyer/Importer

Floriculture Curriculum

As a Floriculture major you will take the following courses throughout your time here at Bristol County Agricultural High School.

  • Principles of Design
  • Types of Design
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Crop Production I
  • Floral Marketing
  • Event Design
  • Retail Business Operations
  • Designing for Special Occasions
  • Greenhouse Crop Production II
  • Interior Design
  • Advanced Floral Design

Floriculture Related Courses:

  • Botany
  • Business Management
  • Entomology & Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Pesticides, and Plant Health Care

Industry Certifications

  • OSHA
  • CPR First Aid
  • Pesticide License (Applicator and/or Commercial)
  • Massachusetts Certified Master Gardener
  • Certified Floral Designer (CFD)
  • Accredited Member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
  • Professional Floral Communicators - International (PFCI)

Floriculture Related Fields

  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Botany
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Event Planning & Design
  • Interior Design & Plantscaping


The following is a list of colleges and/or universities that graduates from the Floriculture program have attended. A list of other colleges and universities that offer related degrees can be found on our website.


  • Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst - Awards 3 academic credits to graduates of this Bristol Aggie program who are accepted to a Stockbridge.
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
  • Bristol Community College
  • Massasoit Community College
  • State University of New York - Cobleskill
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Gordon College
  • Delaware Valley College


Industry Organizations

  • Massachusetts Professional Florist Association
  • Society of American Florists
  • American Institute of Floral Designers
  • Massachusetts Flower Growers Association
  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society
  • Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts
  • World Association of Floral Arrangers