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Interior Design & Merchandising


Wrap yourself in color and creativity!

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

Classes are taught by instructors who currently work within the industry, using the latest design trends. Professional designers share 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 provide an important business/merchandising perspective. Students are able to delve deeper with courses like Human Relations in Business, Display and Visual Merchandising, Advertising Principles, Merchandising and Principles of Marketing.

Special requirements: None.

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Career and Employment Outlook

Interior designers and merchandisers make residential and commercial spaces functional, safe and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting and materials. Designers read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.Read more from O*NET.

University Transfer Options

After completing the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Merchandising, you will be well-prepared to begin your career path into the design industry, or 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.