Interior Decorating - 178

Mohawk College Certificate
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two people making decorating house plans
Overview

Gain the skills you need for a career in interior decorating or learn how to decorate your own home with a professional flair!

Interior decorating is all around us, from lighting to colour, furniture to fabrics. This program will help you develop or enhance your skills in residential decorating. Learning from industry professionals, you will develop visual creative skills and practical knowledge through courses like Colour Principles, Creative Design Presentations, Residential Lighting, Accessorizing the Home and more. These courses will help prepare you for employment in related retail businesses (furniture, paint, drapery sales, etc.), established decorating/designing businesses, or to offer your own design consulting services.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab).

Interested in taking a single course?  No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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  • Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description:
Course description:
Prerequisites: METRHF230
Course description:
Prerequisites: CREAHF205 and CREAHF215 and TDRWHF203
Course description:
Prerequisites: CREAHF205 and CREAHF215
Course description:
Course description:
Course description:
Course description:
Prerequisites: METRHF230 and TEXT10029 and CREA10029 and CREA10030 and CREA10031 and CREA10033 and CREA10034
Course description: Create effective measuring and estimate techniques to provide clients estimates for residential home use including, hard and soft flooring, paint and wallpaper and basic window treatments including stationary and operating drapery, sheers and hard blind treatments, trim for doors, baseboards, crown molding, windows.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CREAHF215 and CREAHF205
Course description: Master basic drafting techniques to create floor plans, working drawings and elevations. Students will be required to purchase necessary supplies.
Credits: 2
Course description: Explore fabric basics with emphasis on natural and man-made fibres, yarns, fabric construction, finishes. Become knowledgeable about the selection and care of fabrics available on the market.
Credits: 2
Equivalents: TEXT10029

Select 2 from the next 6 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description:
Prerequisites: TDRWHF203
Course description: Starting with some basic principles and 'hands-on assignments, students will gain knowledge in such areas as painting and faux finishing techniques, estimating, tooling and trade secrets. Students will experiment with the quality finishing that designer's request in the field. These finishes include suede, leather, fresco, frottage, stone block, lime plaster and lime paint, Venetian plaster and many more.
Credits: 2
Course description:
Prerequisites: CREAHF215 and CREAHF205
Course description: Student will focus on a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the interior decorating industry.
Credits: 2
Course description: Student will focus on a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the interior decorating industry.
Credits: 2
Course description: Discover how to work with banking professionals, suppliers, trades and clients in operating your decorating business. Completion near the end of your program recommended.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CREA10034 and METRHF230 and CREAHF205
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access MyCanvas
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information.

Find your Textbook
Use the Mohawk College Textbook Search to find your course materials.

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Learning Outcomes

Students are exposed to a variety of subject areas pertinent to the decorating field such that they have a good understanding of the scope of that field. The experiences had in each course provide a firm foundation from which to grow.

Career Opportunities

Prepare for employment in related retail businesses (furniture, paint, drapery sales, etc.), established decorating/designing businesses, or to offer your own design consulting services.