Course Detail: NC-INTCERT - Interior Decorating Professional Certificate

The Interior Decorating Professional Certificate equips students with industry skills and knowledge to begin a career in the interior decorating field. Classes include foundational instruction in architecture, furniture and color theory. Students will also learn about materials, sourcing and industry-specific business practices while also establishing fundamental business skills needed to be a successful interior decorator. The program will culminate with a field experience project with a professional interior decorator/designer and a capstone decorating project of the students' own design.


1. Foundations

Covers background knowledge in architecture and furniture styles and history as well as color theory, all key knowledge areas for successful interior decorating.

2. Materials

Offers practical knowledge of materials used in the industry including flooring, textiles, wall and window treatments and lighting.

3. Business Facets

Addresses fundamental knowledge and skills in the areas of business planning, finance, and the legal issues in establishing a business.

4. Business Tools

Presents the day-to-day knowledge needed to be successful in identifying marketing trends, sourcing materials, and using social media to boost your business.

5. On Site/Field Experience

Students will receive a full tour and receive application instructions from the owners of the Designers Market of Richmond.

Capstone Project

The program culminates with an independent decorating project using Home Design 3D to demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in the program. Each student will present their project to the teachers and students enrolled in the program.

For more information, visit our Interior Decorating Professional Certificate page.

Financing Your Program of Study

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If you are interested financing your program of study, we work with Climb Credit, a provider that focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education.

Learn more about Climb Credit or start your Climb Credit application right away - the application can be completed in as little as 5 minutes and does not affect your credit score. Most applicants receive an instant decision.

By selecting the Interior Decorating Professional Certificate in the Climb Credit application, you'll be notifying our staff who will reserve a space for you in the program. If you elect to accept the loan payment, our staff will provide you a discount code to use when registering online for the certificate program.

Because this program is in high demand, we can only reserve your space for a brief time. If exploring Climb Credit financing, please submit the application as soon as possible.

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Course Resources
Climb Credit Re-Application Flyer (PDF Document) : If your initial Climb Credit application wasn't approved, you're not out of options.

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