Interior Decorating Certificate

Campus Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna
Delivery Part-Time, Full-Time
Credential Certificate

This program is currently under review. It is expected to be offered after January 2022. To add your name to an interest list, contact As more information is available, it will be sent out to this interest list.

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This program is expected to be offered in Winter 2022. Add your name to the interest list and we'll notify you.

Program Highlights

Are you a creative person with an eye for design? Learn the basics of interior decorating, drawing floor plans and sketching furniture, as well as advanced skills, including how to mix fabrics, work with colour, employ light and choose accessories.

This program provides information through theory and practical assignments. ln your final module, you will create a home project that is functional, beautiful and on budget. The knowledge you gain will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful designs for yourself and others.

Tuition and Fees

2020-21: $1,733.20
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials

Program Details

This 162-hour program provides students with comprehensive training in interior decorating and planning for residential and commercial environments. Students will learn to analyze, develop, coordinate and implement interior decorating plans with style and confidence. This program may lead to entry-level positions in retail sales or interior decorating.


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status (at least 19 years of age and out of full-time senior secondary study for at least one year), or completion of the GED, or the Adult Basic Education Advanced Level certificate.


Program Outline

IND 01 Introduction to Interior Decorating
IND 02 Working With Floor Plans
IND 03 Perspective Drawing
IND 04 Drawing and Colour Rendering
IND 05 Using Colour in Your Home
IND 06 Fabrics and Furnishings
IND 07 Lighting, Accessories and Art
IND 08 Materials for Surface Finishes
IND 09 The Final Project

Students must pass each component with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.



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