Visual and Performing Arts Courses
Chico High Ag Program Course Catalog
Courses that are UC & CSU A-G compliant are designated with the corresponding letter next to the course title.
Teacher: Ms. Hall (IT-2)
Floral Design (F)
Floral design involves the fundamentals of floral design theory, techniques, and skills currently practiced in the floral design industry, including wedding, sympathy, party, holiday, and themed floral designs, in addition to production related skills and flowering potted greenhouse crops. Students will learn applied art principles, cut flower care & handling practices, proper and safe use of florist tools and materials, and facets of the floral industry. Course instruction also includes construction of flowers to wear, floral arrangements, foliage plant items, identification of plants and flowers, professional industry practices, career opportunities, and horticulture projects that are grown by students in the school greenhouse. Students will be constructing items both in single quantity and in mass quantity for local community functions. Course includes lectures, labs, guest speakers, presentations, demonstrations, and displays throughout the year. FFA projects and record books are utilized.
Teacher: Ms. Hall (IT-2)
Advanced Floral Design (F)
This course allows students to learn professional florist skills for employment in the floriculture field. Students will explore the floriculture industry on a more technical and advanced level including the proper care and handling of flowers, plants, and foliage; evaluate floral materials and arrangements; utilize floral tools, supplies and products to apply design principles to floral medium; construct arrangements for all occasions; display, price and market floral designs; and preserve floral materials as students run their own floral shop. The art elements and principles of design will serve as a foundation for each unit covered. After completion of this class, students will be prepared to secure a job in the floral industry. Students will be exposed to careers in Agriculture Business. Students will automatically become members of the FFA and participation in FFA activities and supervised agricultural experience programs will be a graded component of the course. Students will demonstrate an understanding of floral art concepts through creation, analyzing, interpretations, and judgment of floral arrangements. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the flower industry in the local area and as a worldwide market. Students will demonstrate an understanding of connections, relations and applications in floral arranging. Student will complete a customer transaction from start to finish. Students will demonstrate an understanding of merchandising and marketing principles used in the floral industry. Through hands-on application in our on-campus floral shop students will demonstrate a basic understanding of floral shop practices. Students will demonstrate an understanding of special occasions by creating sellable products for floral event work. Students will explore the career opportunities is the floriculture and horticulture industry and prepare to enter the industry. Students will be constructing items both in single quantity and in mass quantity for local community functions. Course includes lectures, labs, guest speakers, presentations, demonstrations, and displays throughout the year. FFA projects and record books are utilized.