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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Floriculture (4049)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to display basic safe work practices; identify and correctly use floral supplies and tools; use ribbons and accessories in floral design; design and create basic arrangements; process, condition, and store plants and cut flowers; explain shop sanitation, including coolers, containers, and buckets; identify cut materials and plants; describe the history of of floral design; create and design permanent floral arrangements; safely use steel pick machine, hot glue gun, and other floral adhesives; apply the principles and elements of floral design; identify various floral wire services (FTD®, Teleflora®, and electronic services); design and create various holiday and special occasion arrangements; display competence with wedding designs and accessories and funerals and sympathy work; identify and describe business categories (sole proprietor, partnership, etc.); use proper floriculture salesmanship techniques, customer relations, including telephone etiquette; set up effective merchandise displays and window displays; describe effective floriculture advertising techniques; correctly price and determine costs of floral arrangements; apply knowledge of correct inventory procedures, shipping/receiving, and completing invoices; apply business math skills (invoice, payroll, labor, etc.); Identify and describe careers/jobs within the floral and/or greenhouse industry; classify plants using binomial nomenclature; identify and describe plant life cycles, plant anatomy and physiology; and explain sexual and asexual plant reproduction. Performance Component: Isosceles Triangle Arrangement (23%), Design a Multi-Flower Corsage (31%), Cash Register/Sales (13%), and Plant Classification and Identification (33%).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Floriculture (5/12) (5/17 revalidation) (12/21 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.