Discover a Career as an Interior Designer

Discover a Career as an Interior Designer
Price: 
$140.00

Category: 
Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Interior design touches the lives of all of us in most aspects of life. At one time or another, almost everyone has been an interior designer or decorator on a limited scale when choosing a painting color or rug, when buying furniture for a new living or work space. Our Discover a Career as an Interior Designer course incorporates concepts used with design, color, textiles, flooring and lighting to give you a broad overview of the fundamental aspects of interior design. After taking this course, you will be able to understand the basic principles of interior design to both improve your life and set you in a new direction for your career! 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the basic elements of interior design and concept development
  • Recall the building blocks of color and differentiate between types of flooring materials
  • Recognize types of textiles and what makes for good lighting
  • List ways to market and grow your green interior design business

Discover a Career as an Interior Designer Module 1
Concepts for an Interior Designer

This week we will cover the basic day to day elements of interior design and you will be introduced to various roles and responsibilities that interior designers play. Types of careers such as residential and career design are explained, as well as how computer based drafting and design have helped the profession evolve and aid in concept development.

  • A Day in the Life of an Interior Designer
  • Careers for Interior Designers
  • Concept Development
  • Elements of Design
  • Computer Based Drafting and Design

Discover a Career as an Interior Designer Module 2
Colors and Flooring

Color isn’t just something that happens to us as we move through the day. There is a regular science behind color and how humans interpret color. In this module, we will discuss the building blocks behind color and color associations. We will also introduce types of natural and synthetic materials for flooring such as laminate, wood and carpet.

  • Building Blocks of Color
  • Choosing the Right Colors
  • Color Association
  • Natural and Synthetic Materials
  • Carpeting

Discover a Career as an Interior Designer Module 3
Textiles and Lighting

When creating your plan for a client’s interior design, one of the major decisions facing you is what types of textiles and lighting you want to use within a space. What will blend together nicely and create a warm, inviting atmosphere? In this module we will describe what makes for good lighting and we will discover various types of textiles and fabrics.

  • Types of Textiles
  • Fabrics
  • What Makes for Good Lighting?
  • Light Fixture Designs
  • Types of Lighting

Discover a Career as an Interior Designer Module 4
Green Design, Business and Marketing

In this final module, we will discuss the aspects of how to plan for an overall design and ways to keep your interior design “green” and environmentally friendly. Finally, ways to create an interior design business model, price your services accordingly and market your interior design business are provided.

  • Planning for a Design
  • Environmental Implications
  • Green Certification
  • Business Model and Pricing
  • Marketing Your Interior Design Business

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!

 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