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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 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 www.dmacc.edu/programs/marketing.

Program Details

Location: Ankeny

Students may start any semester

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Interior Design Consultant certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

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……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1
Books (approximate) 750

Costs can be reduced by renting textbooks or buying e-texts.

Approximate Total for certificate: $3,468**

**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 www.dmacc.edu/programs/marketing.

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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