PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS RESDP-CT Residential Decorating

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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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-1000Business Communication 1RPL
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This course will guide students through the techniques and processes involved in writing, speaking, and listening effectively for business. Students will be taught skills for networking, meetings, and working in teams. Students will apply a direct approach to create professional emails and letters. Students will learn strategies for competent information report writing. Students will be taught how to create and deliver a memorable oral presentation. The proper use of business writing rules, grammar, and etiquette will be emphasized throughout the course.

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.

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PDEV-1030Staging Your Home
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Learn to transform your home into a welcoming, appealing and attractive property.  Before you sell your residence, use staging skills to increase its impact in the real estate marketplace.  Gain the skills to stage a home for results, enhance appeal, minimize flaws, depersonalize and de-clutter, and lay out “inviting” furniture and accessories.

>The workshop will be held in 5 consecutive  sessions.

Topics:
• Staging for Results (4 hours)
• Enhancing A Home’s Appeal(4 hours)
• Minimizing A Home’s Flaws (4 hours)
• Depersonalizing and De-cluttering(4 hours)
• “Inviting” Furniture/Accessories (4 hours)

 

PDEV-1031Window Treatments
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Enhance your home’s window appeal using professional decorating skills in this 20-hour workshop.  Learn how to select blinds, shades, shutters and drapes; choose window treatment hardware and “soft”ware; measure and estimate; select appropriate treatments; and check out window décor trends.

Topics:
• Blinds/Shades, Shutters and Drapes (4 hours)
• Window Treatment Hardware/“Soft”ware (4 hours)
• Measuring and Estimating (4 hours)
• Choosing The Right Treatment (4 hours)
• Window Treatment Trends (4 hours)

 

PDEV-1032Residential Exterior Decor
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Residential Exterior Decor is a 20-hour course that takes a general look at the exteriors of homes, including styles and trends. Learn how to update the exterior of an existing home using products that are environmentally, aesthetically, and budget- friendly. Topics covered will include use of stone (cultured and real), brick, stucco, siding, roofing (types and styles), soffits and facias, windows, doors, awnings and aesthetic touches, including how to design appealing entrance ways.

This overview course will include a look at the history of residential exterior decor in Winnipeg, through lectures, class participation and guest speakers. The outcome project will rework the exterior of an existing home to add curb appeal and the use of the best products to achieve that design.

 

PDEV-1035Decorating for the Seasons
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In this 20-hour short course, create stylish decor using colour, texture and pattern in accessories.  Learn to generate different looks throughout the home using the four distinct seasons as the marker.  Incorporate colour theory and furniture placement with accessorizing to implement decorating changes that can be as dramatic and varied as the seasons themselves.

PDEV-1036Kitchen Decor
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Learn to develop basic kitchen floor plans by analyzing spaces and integrating clients’ preferences for decorating.  Using elements and principles of design, prepare elevations/sections, write specifications for cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes, and lighting, and create presentation collages.  Basic construction and layout for kitchens will also be covered in this 20-hour short course. 

PDEV-1038Eco-Friendly Decor
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Learn to integrate sustainable and eco-friendly décor in your residential projects.  Find stylish ways to include “green” and environmentally-friendly products which are socially responsible.  From floors to ceilings, students will begin to consider using local, recycled and renewable design products.  Tour local eco-friendly buildings including the downtown RRC Roblin Campus as part of your course.

PDEV-1041Outdoor Living Room Decor
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Outdoor Living Room Decor is a 20-hour course that takes a general look at how to use the yard as the other “living room”. Topics discussed will include: decks and patios, fences and privacy structures, pergolas and gazebos, walkways, water features, including ponds and waterfalls, gardens, including an overview of perennials and annuals, lawn furniture and play structures.

The course will take an overview of yard design using lectures, class participation and guest speakers. The outcome will include doing a project using one's yard, working out the spaces based on two budgets, and presenting the project.

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-1049Design Business Basics
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Learn how to operate a small Design Business with confidence in a workshop created especially for Design Professionals. You will learn the critical five steps to getting a great contract including: getting the call, presenting your plan, cost estimates, writing the contract and presentations. Templates for various processes will be included.

PDEV-1051The Business of Decorating
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Learn how to manage your decorating business in this one day seminar. How to present to a client, how to get the job, how to price your services and what to include in designing a contract will be presented and discussed. Learn how managing the business of decorating will help you succeed in today's residential decorating world.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PRAC-1055Residential Decorating Practicum
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The Residential Decorating Practicum will place you in a one-on-one learning relationship in the workplace with an experienced Residential Decorator.

The 150 hour practicum experience will help students establish direct ties to the Residential Decorating and Design profession.


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