The interior decorating certificate program is an intensive course of study designed for those who have a personal interest in the subject, as well as individuals interested in working in the field of interior decorating.
The interior decorating certificate training will give students the basic skills needed to enter the profession. Career opportunities for interior decorating students include:
- Assistant to building professionals
- Interior designers
A student may work as a sales representative or employee for wallpaper, paint, carpet, lighting, furniture or fabric stores, office furnishings or space planning suppliers.
These courses have been specially designed for those wishing to gain essential skills through an accelerated program. Emphasis will be placed on practical training and development of creativity. A textbook and/or materials may be required in some of the interior decorating certificate courses and will be noted in the course description.
Course and Certificate Requirements:
The program is composed of eight required courses and two elective courses that may be completed in as little as one year. A student may choose to take more than one course at a time. There are no prerequisites for entry into the program. A certificate of interior decorating will be issued by Molloy College after the successful completion of the eight required courses and two elective courses. Completion standards require that a minimum grade of "C" be received and satisfactory attendance maintained in all of the courses. Students should contact the Office of Continuing Education at 516.323.3550 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org at the conclusion of their certificate requirements to have a certificate issued.
Course, Schedule, Tuition and Registration:
Courses are offered in the fall (October - December), Winter (January - February), spring (February/March - May) and in the summer (May - June). Day and evening courses are offered. Usually four (4) courses are offered during the day each fall and spring semester and two to three courses (2-3) courses are offered in the evening each fall and spring semester. Usually, one to two (1-2) courses are offered in the winter and summer sessions.
The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address.
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Tuition is $250. per course and due at the time of registration. There are no course fees, however, some courses may require materials and/or textooks, which are the student's responsibility.
Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting. Register online, by phone, by fax, in person, or by mail. Click here for registration method details.
History Interiors and Furnishings
Decorating and Design Applications I
Elective Courses - Select any two
Decorating and Design Applications II
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