PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS RESDP-CT Residential Decorating

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom delivery
  • Also available on a full-time basis: Residential Decorating

Description
Acquire the skills to successfully manage decorating projects. You will learn to apply design principles to enhance the function and quality of both interior and exterior living environments. You will gain the skills 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 full-time studies. To learn how, visit Residential Decorating

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12.

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.

  1. Successful completion of:

    • The courses listed in Regular Admission Requirement 1

or

    • RRC’s Introduction to Business program (This program is no longer offered by the College)

Program Outline

You must successfully complete nine core courses to earn a certificate.

Core Courses (required):

PDEV-1024  Residential Decorating 1A - C
PDEV-1025  Residential Decorating 1B - C
PDEV-2010  Residential Decorating 2A - C
PDEV-2011  Residential Decorating 2B - C
PDEV-3001  Residential Decorating 3A - C
PDEV-3002  Residential Decorating 3B - C

PDEV-1047  Decorating Software Applications - C

BUSA-1154  Success and Professionalism - C

COMM-1023  Business Communications 1 - C or Basic Business Communications - C/D

 

Related Courses: 

PDEV-1035  Decorating for the Seasons - C
PDEV-1038  Eco-Friendly Décor - C
PDEV-1036  Kitchen Decor - C
PDEV-1041  Outdoor Living Room Decor - C
PDEV-1032  Residential Exterior Décor - C
PDEV-1030  Staging your Home - C
PDEV-1031  Window Treatments - C

PDEV-1049 Design Business Basics - 

PRAC-1055  Residential Practicum - C

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • - Classroom Delivery
  • - Distance Delivery

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-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.

Prerequisites:
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.

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:
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.


Beginning September 1, 2018: students enrolling in Online Education courses will be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus stores or online. To review booklists and purchase textbooks, please visit bookstore.rrc.ca.

Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2020 Fall Term - Distance Education
COMM-1000 Business Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Apr 30, 21S. Olinyk-Schmidt208817$635
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Olinyk-Schmidt
Section
208817
Cost
$635
BUSA-1154 Success and Professionalismmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21W. Algera205778$459
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21W. Algera205779$459
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
W. Algera
Section
205778
Cost
$459
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
W. Algera
Section
205779
Cost
$459

2021 Winter Term - Continuing Education
COMM-1023 Basic Business Communicationsmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 04, 21 - Mar 15, 21M6:00PM - 10:00PMS. Olinyk-Schmidt206041$509
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 04, 21 - Mar 15, 21
Class days
M
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
S. Olinyk-Schmidt
Section
206041
Cost
$509
PDEV-1024 Residential Decorating 1Amore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 12, 21 - Mar 16, 21Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMW. Algera206119$449
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Jan 12, 21 - Mar 16, 21
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
W. Algera
Section
206119
Cost
$449
PDEV-2011 Residential Decorating 2Bmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 13, 21 - Mar 17, 21W6:00PM - 10:00PMW. Algera206120$449
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Jan 13, 21 - Mar 17, 21
Class days
W
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
W. Algera
Section
206120
Cost
$449

2021 Winter Term - Distance Education
COMM-1000 Business Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Jul 06, 21M. Kitz206236$635
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Jul 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
206236
Cost
$635
BUSA-1154 Success and Professionalismmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA206895$459
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA206896$459
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA206897$459
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206895
Cost
$459
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206896
Cost
$459
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206897
Cost
$459

CO-OP/Practicum Information

Students must complete all theory courses in the program before being eligible for a practicum placement. Placements are arranged through Red River college.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this 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 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 part-time 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.

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

When you have successfully 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 Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

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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