ED-CC-102 Interior Decorating & Design Entrepreneur

Price: 
$2,450.00
Category: 
Creative Careers
Combined Hours: 
450
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
Bundled Courses:
Interior Decorating & Design
Start Your Own Business
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Interior Decorating & Design Entrepreneur was designed to help you understand the basic principles of interior design and decorating to both improve your life, starting your own design business and set you in a new direction for your career! 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.

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 an Apple computer? Listened to a hip-hop CD? 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 are concerned. An entrepreneur is someone who has recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed -- and jumps at it skillfully. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late.

This “Start Your Own Business” class 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 forming a financing strategy
  • Recognize the fundamentals of commercial law
  • 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     
Entrepreneurial Pathways

  • Defining Entrepreneurship
  • What Entrepreneurs Do
  • Free Enterprise Economies
  • Finding & Evaluating Opportunity
  • Examining Profits
  • Creating Business from Opportunity
  • Creating a Feasibility Analysis
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Defining Your Business
  • Analyzing Your Competitive Advantage
  • Viability Testing
  • Valuing a Business

Start Your Own Business Module 2   
Integrated Marketing

  • Exploring Your Market
  • Marketing vs. Selling
  • Market Research
  • Market Segments
  • Positioning Your Product or Service
  • Developing Your Marketing Plan
  • Marketing Mix
  • Pricing Your Products
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Smart Selling
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Principles of Selling
  • Successful Sales Calls
  • Customer Relationship Management

Start Your Own Business Module 3       
Cost Analysis

  • Understanding & Managing Costs
  • Identify Required Investment
  • Analyze Fixed Operating Costs
  • Calculate Gross Profit
  • Financial Record Keeping
  • Financial Statements
  • Income Statements
  • Examining a Balance Sheet
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Calculating Return on Investment
  • Same-Size Analysis
  • Quick, Current & Debt Ratios

Start Your Own Business Module 4     
Financing Strategy

  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash vs. Profits
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash Budget
  • Taxes
  • Filing Tax Returns
  • Financing Preferences
  • Types of Business Financing
  • Debt vs. Equity Financing
  • Identifying Sources of Capital
  • Stocks & Bonds as Investments

Start Your Own Business Module 5    
Operating For Success

  • Addressing Legal Issues
  • Managing Risk
  • Business Legal Structures
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protecting Tangible Assets
  • Operations in a Business
  • Production-Distribution Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Suppliers
  • Managing Inventory
  • Facilities Location & Design

Start Your Own Business Module 6
Growing Your Business

  • Management
  • 10 Basic Tasks Handled by Managers
  •  Leadership Styles
  • Organizational Cultures
  • Organizational Structure
  • Human Resources Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Incorporating Social Responsibility
  • Ethical Practices
  • Growing Your Business
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Cashing in Your Brand
  • Methods for Valuing a Business

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

All course materials included.

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).

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online 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, Ed4Online 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 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

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 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)
  • Kindle Reader App is 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)
  • Kindle Reader App is 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
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.