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Interior Design & Merchandising

The Interior Merchandising program at EMCC will provide students with the creative and technical skills leading to a rewarding career in the fields of interior design. Successful students will receive a Certificate of Completion (CCL).

Classes are taught by instructors who are highly qualified, currently work within the industry, and are familiar with the latest design trends. These professionals will lend you their personal knowledge and experience to prepare you to work in this very diverse industry that blends creativity, business and technology.

Core courses include Introduction to Interior Design, Color and Design, Interior Materials, Fabrics for Interior Design, Modern and Historical Architecture, and Interior Design Drafting.

To round-out the creative and technical core courses, your elective courses will provide an important business/merchandising perspective. Options include Human Relations in Business, Display and Visual Merchandising, Advertising Principles, Merchandising, and Principles of Marketing.

Why Interior Merchandising @ EMCC?

  • Dynamic curriculum with the latest in industry innovations in order to keep pace with ever-changing design trends and market demands.
Career and Employment Outlook: 

After achieving the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Merchandising, you will be well-prepared to begin your career path into the design industry, plus you can continue your education to obtain an associate of arts degree (AAS), or transfer to a university for a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in Interior Design. 

There are many different paths you may choose in design, including: 

  • Kitchen and Bath design
  • Residential Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Flooring Specialist
  • Lighting Specialist
  • New build and remodel design
  • Green Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Furniture and space planning
  • Window coverings

We encourage on-the-job learning in order to gain the hands-on experience you will need as you continue your education in the field of design.

The outlook on employment within interior design is very promising.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there is a projected 20% increase in jobs within this industry in the next ten years.