FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS RESDF-CT Residential Decorating

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Overview

Due to the high demand, the January 2020 intake at Notre Dame Campus (Winnipeg) is full. At this time, applicants will be placed on a waitlist.

  • Five-month certificate program
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Optional practicum: following program completion
  • Also available on a part-time basis

Description
Acquire the skills to successfully manage decorating projects to improve home spaces. You will learn to apply design principles to enhance the function and quality of both interior and exterior living environments. You will also learn how to analyze your clients' decorating needs and develop furniture floor plans, recommend product purchases, and facilitate installation arrangements.

You can also complete this program through part-time studies. To learn how, visit Residential Decorating

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English 40S
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so. See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
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  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for verification purposes. 
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option within 30 days of applying. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for review.
    • If you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
        Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 7, Writing 7 
        or
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0
        or
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 3.5,  Writing 3.5
      • If completing an assessment, we strongly advise you complete it before submitting your application to ensure you meet language requirements and can submit your results within 30 days of applying.
      • Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.
      • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts. 

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements. Successful completion of Grade 12 English is required.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
      • one credit in each of the following courses:
        • Grade 12 English
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
    • Or

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  1. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8877
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8877
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.53.53.5
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.06.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20201921

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Jan 06, 2020 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,230.001
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$500.00
1Includes Health and Dental Fees

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

Required Core Courses (320 hours)

PDEV-1024 Residential Decorating 1A

PDEV-1025 Residential Decorating 1B

PDEV-2010 Residential Decorating 2A

PDEV-2011 Residential Decorating 2B

PDEV-3001 Residential Decorating 3A

PDEV-3002 Residential Decorating 3B 

PDEV-1047  Decorating Software Applications  

COMM-1023 Basic Business Communications or Business Communication 1

BUSA-1154  Success & Professionalism

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
BUSA-1154Success and Professionalism
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This 40-hours course develops your knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in the workplace. It begins by outlining practical business issues and assessing essential professional skills and strategies. Topics that build success include both interpersonal and business communication, teamwork and collaboration, employee rights and respectful workplaces, customer/client service, work standards, presentation skills, project management, planning, organizing and time management, negotiating skills, influencing and managing up.

COMM-1023Basic Business CommunicationsRPL
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Develop the basic principles of business writing and discuss topics such as: standard business formats, the ability to write clear, readable letters and memos.  It also reviews correct grammar and usage and how to improve effectiveness as a speaker.

PDEV-1024Residential Decorating 1A
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Learn to decorate homes professionally in Residential Decorating Level 1 -- Parts A & B. Topics covered in Level 1A will include: colour psychology, colour schemes, elements and principles of design, furniture quality and construction, the upholstery process,  decorating styles -- living rooms,family rooms and dining rooms, wall and ceiling finishes, flooring and types of wood.

PDEV-1025Residential Decorating 1B
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Learn to decorate homes professionally in Residential Decorating Level 1 B. 


Topics covered in Level 1B will include: design, space planning, furniture layout, scaled room elevations, client programming and analysis, room function, space and furniture layout, scaled floor plans, scaled elevations, window treatments, fabrics, coordinating patterns and textures, bedrooms, dens/offices, accessorizing and outdoor décor.

Prerequisites:
PDEV-1047Decorating Software Apps
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Learn to make any residential decorating project easier using new software applications products. In this course, you’ll gain computer skills to create 3D spaces, draw floor plans, arrange furniture, and decorate rooms with ease.

PDEV-2010Residential Decorating 2A
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Continue to explore the character of home décor in level 2 (Part A & B). Learn to use colour and fabric to decorate spaces, select appropriate furniture, alter the exterior look of your home, draft floor plans and elevations for basement rooms and utility spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms), and arrange accessories.


Topics covered in Level 2A will include: colour psychology, fabric selection, furniture history and style, home exteriors, basement floor plans and elevations, and basement colour and furniture collages. Tours of suppliers and galleries may be included.

Prerequisites:
PDEV-2011Residential Decorating 2B
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Continue to explore the character of home décor in Residential Decorating 2A and 2B. Learn to use colour and fabric to decorate spaces, select appropriate furniture, alter the exterior look of your home, draft floor plans and elevations for basement rooms and utility spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms), and arrange accessories. Tours of suppliers and galleries may be included.

Topics covered in Level 2B will include lighting placement and plans, paint selection, accessory arrangement, utility space floor plans and elevations (kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms), and colour and furniture collages for utility spaces.

Prerequisites:
PDEV-3001Residential Decorating 3A
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Employ your decorating skills gained in earlier courses (Level 1 & 2), as you design your final project in Level 3. Learn to present specifications and cost estimates to clients, develop a resume and portfolio applicable to the industry, and apply related building codes.

Topics include: drafting basic space plans; construction and interior clearance codes; project management and communications, working with clients, vendors, contractors, and tradespeople; paperwork requirements for projects; writing up of specs for cost estimates. Tours of homes and décor suppliers, and guest speakers may be included.

Prerequisites:
PDEV-3002Residential Decorating 3B
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Put your decorating skills gained in Level 1 & 2 courses to use as you design your final project in Level 3. Learn to present specifications and cost estimates to clients, develop a resume and portfolio applicable to the industry, and apply related building codes. 

Topics covered include: career information and promotion, and a final project based on the cumulative skills gained in Levels 1 to 3. Throughout most of this course, you will develop a final program residential decorating project which will be presented to the class and other professionals.

Prerequisites:

CO-OP/Practicum Information

Practicum placements are available through the part-time program when all courses are completed. Please see part-time offer at Residential Decorating

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the certificate program, you should be able to:

  • Design space plans for clients’ home decorating projects.
  • Apply decorating principles to create home decorating projects. 
  • Apply decorating elements by selecting appropriate furniture, floor coverings, window coverings and wall coverings. 
  • Promote and sell decorating services to potential clients.
  • Communicate with clients, suppliers and contractors.
  • Manage decorating projects to completion and client satisfaction.
  • Adapt to innovation and change.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by meeting the decorating industry standards of conduct.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

As a residential decorator, you will benefit from ongoing professional development and from keeping up to date on current industry trends, standards, ethics, and regulations.

The related industry association is the Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA), which has a local Manitoba chapter.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

Students will not be granted more than 75% of the credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see Application to Graduate

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance. 

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Graduates may begin working as entry-level sales consultants in home improvement retail stores or as decorating consultants with retailers and distributors of products such as:

  • Paint and wall coverings
  • Flooring
  • Fabric
  • Window coverings
  • Cabinetry
  • Furnishings
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Kitchen and bathroom fixtures 

With additional business skills, you may be able to build a consulting business with homeowners and/or homebuilders, or work with other companies that specialize in residential decorating services. 

Visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Manitoba Region) to see employment opportunities and statistics.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education 
E113-2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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