After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Identify the steps making up the design process
• Understand the use of various mediums in interior design
• Identify various technical issues that the interior designer must consider
• Understand project management and the business of interior design
• Define the core elements of interior design
• Identify methods for installing environmentally responsible lighting
• Identify strategies for maintaining quality indoor air
• Evaluate and specify interior finishes and furnishings
• Identify considerations for environmentally responsible HVAC, energy, and water
Price: $3,695.00

    This program has three modules:
    •Interior Decorating and Design
    •Green Interior Design

    Interior design and 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. For these reasons, interior design and decorating is -- or should be -- of interest to everyone

    This course, offered by our accredited school partners, helps 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!

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Define history and principles of the interior design profession
    • Identify the steps making up the design process
    • Comprehend the use of various mediums in interior design
    • Identify various technical issues that the interior designer must consider
    • Comprehend project management and the business of interior design

    This Green Interior Design Specialist course covers everything from theory to current practices. It presents the tools and knowledge needed to implement an environmentally responsible approach for any interior design project. The course opens with a broad perspective on global sustainability followed by a timeline of human and environmental interactions. This sets the stage for the course’s coverage of the day-to-day issues of environmentally responsible interior design, including:

    • Indoor air quality
    • Environmentally responsible lighting design
    • Energy and water issues
    • Evaluation and specification of interior finishes and furnishings
    • United States Green Building Council and LEED certification

    As a Green Interior Design Specialist you will examine a variety of essentials design standards and philosophies. The final part of this course includes in-depth case studies that demonstrate how the principles and practices can be successfully put into action.

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Define the core elements of interior design
    • Identify methods for installing environmentally responsible lighting
    • Identify strategies for maintaining quality indoor air
    • Define the requirements for LEED certification
    • Identify considerations for environmentally responsible HVAC, energy, and water

    Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Interior Decorating Module 1
    The Interior Design Profession & History
    • Development of Interior Design
    • Professional Preparation
    • Professional Organizations
    • Design Quality
    • Defining Design
    • Evaluating Design
    • Analyzing Existing Spaces
    • Design Basics
    • Design and Human Perception
    • Elements and Principles of Design
    • Design as an Expressive Medium
    • Design History
    • Ancient World to Middle Ages
    • Renaissance to Rococo
    • Neoclassicism to the Victorian Era
    • The Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

    Interior Decorating Module 2
    The Design Process
    • Project Beginnings
    • Establishing Contact with the Client
    • Researching the Project
    • Planning the Space
    • Developing Preliminary Design
    • Making Formal Drawings
    • Estimating Costs
    • Preparing Final the Design
    • Design Implementation
    • Preparing Construction Drawings
    • Setting a Time Schedule for Construction
    • Selecting Contractors
    • Project Supervision
    • Post-Completion
    • Human Factors
    • Social Responsibility in Design
    • Interior Design for Special Needs

    Interior Decorating Module 3
    The Various “Mediums” of Design
    • Structural and Interior Materials
    • Environmental or Green Issues
    • Types of Materials
    • Material Selection
    • Light and Color
    • Psychological Impact of Colors
    • Special Color Effects
    • Vision and Lighting
    • Planning Lighting
    • Selecting Fixtures
    • Selecting Textiles
    • Fabric Types and Construction
    • Preliminary Furniture Decision
    • Selecting Furniture
    • Furniture Design
    • Accessories and Art
    • Signage and Graphics

    Interior Decorating Module 4
    Technical Issues for Designers
    • Mechanical Systems
    • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    • Electrical and Plumbing Systems
    • Safety Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Planning Kitchens and Bathrooms
    • Storage Spaces
    • Commercial Spaces
    • Hospitality Spaces
    • Institutional Spaces
    • Cultural and Recreational Spaces
    • The Business of Interior Design
    • Employment in Interior Design
    • Information Technology
    • Budgeting, Marketing and Contracts
    • Project Management
    • Types of Businesses
    • Professionals Ethics

    Green Interior Design Specialist Module 1
    Environmentally Responsible Interior Design
    • Global Sustainability: The Macro Perspective
    • A Timeline of Human and Environmental Interactions
    • Environmentally Responsible Interior Design
    • Nature as a Model for Design

    Green Interior Design Specialist Module 2
    Indoor Environmental Quality
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Environmentally Responsible Lighting Design
    • Energy, HVAC, and Water

    Green Interior Design Specialist Module 3
    Evaluation of Interior Finishes and Furnishings
    • Certification Programs and Evaluation Instruments
    • United States Green Building Council
    • LEED Certification
    • Specification of Products for Environmentally Responsible Interior Design

    Green Interior Design Specialist Module 4
    Case Studies
    • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse
    • The Everett L. Marshall Building
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 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)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    The Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS) National Certification exam designation will demonstrate that as an Interior Decorator, designees have made the commitment to their clients to become educated on the most updated skills necessary to focus on the aesthetics of a space, while improving the visual and functional living spaces in design projects.

    Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS) careers involve creatively planning living and business spaces for individuals and businesses. Employers, including interior design firms and clients who hire Interior Decorators, increasingly expect candidates to have some formal education and training. Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS) are typically hired by small and large firms or work as independent contractors. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

    Product Type:
    Course Type:
    Career Training Program
    12 months
    Avg Completion:
    6 Months

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        • Take advantage of real-world experience outside of the classroom with an employer-based externship program
        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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