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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design Consultant

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The Interior Design Consultant certificate is designed for currently employed individuals who have an interest in adding specialized training in interior home products to their credentials. The focus of the Interior Design Consultant certificate is to provide the training needed at the wholesale or retail levels in interior home product sales, marketing or customer service.

For more information about the Interior Design Consultant certificate, please visit our website at

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18

These credits are applicable to the Fashion diploma  or the AAS degree in Fashion/Design  .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Approximate total textbook cost for the certificate is $750.00.
Students can expect to spend $100-$150 per course on textbooks. Costs can be reduced by renting textbooks or buying

Approximate Total for certificate: $3,324*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Participate in a team effort in developing and promoting the sale of home fashion merchandise.
• Design visual presentations to project current trends that generate customer excitement.
• Work with customers in the development of space planning and room décor.
• Coordinate a variety of components to achieve effective design principles.
• Demonstrate excellence in providing quality customer service.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Collaborate with coworkers to work effectively with customers.
• Work creatively with presentation of product lines.
• Project a fashionable and professional image.
• Demonstrate effective use of appropriate design elements and principles.
• Communicate enthusiastically about current fashion styles and trends.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

• The certificate coursework leads into either a Fashion Sales diploma or Fashion/Design A.A.S. degree.
• Career areas are diverse in the home fashion industry and continuing education teamed with related work experience leads
   to advancement opportunities.
• Work schedules may vary to include some evenings and weekend hours in retail careers.
• The home fashion industry attracts individuals who enjoy variety in their jobs, regular people contact, an environment to be
   creative, and the ability to earn based on performance.
• For more information, see the program website at

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