Interior Decorating & Design Entrepreneur Program

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Category: 
Creative Careers
Combined Hours: 
450
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Our online training in Interior Decorating & Design Entrepreneur Program focuses on teaching you about a number of innovative interior decorating & design ideas for the home, office, and more while at the same time helping you to create the business you want! 

Interior Decorating & Design

Interior decorating touches the lives of all of us in a very direct way. We all live in interiors, and most of us work, study, shop, and travel inside buildings, vehicles, and other enclosures. At one time or another, almost everyone has been an interior designer or decorator on a limited scale when choosing a painting color or a rug, when buying furniture, or when arranging furniture in a new living place.

Our course incorporates non-Western design and dynamic color illustrations that flesh out technical concepts. Also included are current trends in sustainability and green design, building codes, universal design and building information models, amplifying the already invaluable interior design tricks of the trade.

Our Interior Decorating course will help you understand the basic principles of interior design and decorating to both improve your life and set you in a new direction for your career!

Prerequisite(s): None

Start Your Own Business

Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used a MacBook? Listed to a podcast? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings and potential success. An entrepreneur is someone who has recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late. Our Start Your Own Business course will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.

Prerequisite: None

 

** Course Subject to Change.

Interior Decorating & Design

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the historical and theoretical bases of design
  • Identify the space planning of residential and commercial interiors
  • Recognize the planning of exterior and interior environments
  • List the various interior materials, architectural systems, finishes and components of design
  • Recall project management and the aspects of professional practice

Start Your Own Business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define entrepreneurship
  • List the steps for developing a business plan
  • Recall methods for marketing your business
  • Recognize the concepts behind financing strategies
  • Differentiate between potential strategies for growing your business

Interior Decorating & Design

Interior Decorating and Design Module 1
The Historical and Theoretical Bases of Design

  • Current Issues in Design
  • Historical Overview
  • The Origins of Design
  • The Meaning and Essence of Design
  • The Evolution of Modern Design
  • New Technology and Innovative Design
  • The Basic Theories of Design Composition
  • The Principles of Design
  • Color and Light
  • Communicating Color Decisions

Interior Decorating and Design Module 2
Planning Residential and Commercial Spaces

  • Design as a Process
  • Choosing the Best Option
  • Programming Interior Spaces
  • Specifying Needs
  • Space Planning of Residential Interiors
  • Planning Guidelines
  • Space Planning of Commercial Interiors
  • Hospitality Design
  • Healthcare Design

Interior Decorating and Design Module 3
The Exterior and Interior Environments 

  • Environmental Concerns, Codes, and Regulations
  • Land Use and Development
  • The Total Environment: Influences on Interiors
  • Form Determinants for Buildings
  • Interior Environmental Control and Support Systems
  • Energy Conservation and Climate Control
  • The Human Comfort Zone
  • Lighting for Interiors
  • The Measurement of Light
  • Types of Lighting

Interior Decorating and Design Module 4
Interior Materials, Architectural Systems, Finishes, and Components

  • Materials—Characteristics and Applications
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Sustainability
  • Wood, Masonry, Glass and Cement
  • Architectural Systems and Interior Finishes
  • Sustainable Architecture and Engineering
  • Building Shell and Structural Systems
  • Interior Components
  • Aesthetic Factors
  • Cost Factors

Interior Decorating and Design Module 5
Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment 

  • Programming for Furniture
  • Space Planning and Furniture
  • Furniture for Special Groups
  • Life-Cycle Assessments and Cost
  • Furniture Materials and Construction
  • Furnishings
  • Accessories
  • Artwork, Plants, Signage and Graphics
  • Healthcare and Hospitality Equipment
  • Retail and Institutional Equipment

Interior Decorating and Design Module 6
Aspects of Professional Practice 

  • Drawing as Design Communication
  • Three-Dimensional Drawings
  • Photography and Videos
  • Presentation Models
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • The Professional Practice of Interior Design
  • Residential and Nonresidential Practice
  • Types of Services Offered
  • Operational Goals and Objectives
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business Module 1     
Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship  

  • Defining Entrepreneurship
  • Free-Enterprise System
  • What is a Small Business?
  • Paths to Enterprise Ownership
  • Benefits and Costs of Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Lean Startup Methodology
  • What is a Business Plan?
  • Business Plan Components

Start Your Own Business Module 2   
Creating Business and Exploring Your Market

  • What Defines a Business?
  • Business Opportunity Decision Process
  • Your Competitive Advantage
  • Determining the Value of a Business
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Customer Research
  • Segment and Industry Research
  • Market Positioning

Start Your Own Business Module 3       
Marketing Mix and Smart Selling

  • The Marketing Mix
  • Product, Price, Place, Promotion
  • Advertising and Sales Promotion
  • Publicity Potential
  • Developing a Marketing Plan
  • Sales Call
  • Creating a Sales Force
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems

Start Your Own Business Module 4     
Costs and Financial Statements

  • Start-Up Investment
  • Estimate Value
  • Fixed and Variable Costs
  • Calculating Critical Costs
  • Income Statements
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Balance Sheet Analysis

Start Your Own Business Module 5    
Cash Flow, Taxes, and Financing Strategies

  • Cash Flow
  • Working Capital Cycle
  • Using a Cash Flow Statement
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Gifts and Grants
  • Debit and Equity Financing
  • Investing

Start Your Own Business Module 6
Legal Issues and Operating for Success

  • Business Legal Structures
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protecting Tangible Assets
  • Licenses, Permits, and Certificates
  • Production-Distribution Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Defining Quality

Start Your Own Business Module 7
Management, Leadership, Financing, Licensing

  • The Entrepreneur as Leader
  • Business Management
  • Creating and Managing Organizational Culture
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Focus Your Brand
  • Harvesting and Exiting Options
  • Creating Wealth by Selling a Profitable Business

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Interior Decorating & Design

Upon successful completion of our Interior Decorating & Design course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone: 240-500-2553

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