Program Information

The Interior Decorating - Residential online certificate program is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and professionalism required for a successful career in the field of residential interior decorating. Students learn the basic skills of drawing and creating floor plans, space plans, effective use of materials and the ability to co-ordinate residential interior decorating projects through hands-on practical application. Areas covered include colour theory, lighting and accessories, fabrics and window treatments, antiques and furniture styles, as well as floor plans, space planning and presentations.

Upon successful completion of this program students will have a complete and professional portfolio for employment purposes.

This program is recognized by the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent.

For international students, the following English language proficiency is also required:

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
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IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
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Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test.

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-479-1023 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Course List

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Interior Decorating – Residential program may find employment in large retail organizations such as Home Depot or Rona that have home improvement departments. Graduates will also be prepared to establish their own businesses in the field of home decorating.

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