Interior Decorator

Get a detailed view of the word of interior decorating in three classes – beginning, intermediate, and advanced – and get the skills to compete for an entry-level position in the interior decorating job market. All three classes can be completed in about eight weeks. Interior Decorators start earning about $18 an hour working in upholstery firms, retail furniture stores, or from being self-employed. In addition to regular classroom sessions, this program uses videos, guest speakers and local field trips.

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Take all of the following:

Interior Decorating, Beginning

ID: CEDCP-502

Part one of the certificate program where fundamental theories of decorating are introduced enabling students to apply beginning skills. Lessons include floor-plan drafting, traffic flow, space and furniture arranging, furniture history and period styles, and a beginning analysis of color and pattern relationships. Students will complete a project based on skills learned.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Interior Decorating, Intermediate

ID: CEDCP-503

Prerequisite: Interior Decorating, Beginning. Part two of the certificate program. Color and pattern, window treatments, fabric applications, carpet and oriental rugs, wall coverings, and painted finishes are covered. Estimate and calculate yardage for window treatments, carpet, and wallpaper. Apply floor-planning skills to a project.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Interior Decorating, Advanced

ID: CEDCP-504

Prerequisite: Interior Decorating, Intermediate. Part three of the certificate program where final theories include blueprint reading, electrical and lighting, accessories and trends, cost estimations and the decorator/client business relationship. The final project utilizes all skills to prepare a furniture and color/pattern layout, and cost schedule.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Interior Decorator Certificate

ID: CEDCP-529

Save and enroll in the complete Certificate Program. Students complete projects applying color and pattern relationships, floor-planning skills, window treatments, furniture selection, blueprint reading, cost estimations, accessories, electrical and lighting, and the decorator/client business relationship.

  • Total Hours: 54.00
  • CEUs: 5.40
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