Bow Valley College’s Interior Decorating Certificate is now available online. These courses offer the flexibility to study at home. As you work through a course, your instructor will be available to answer questions, explain concepts, and provide support and feedback through email, fax or phone. This is a part-time certificate and will take a minimum of two and a half years to complete. There are a total of 14 required courses.
See full-time Interior Decorating Diploma program listing for admission requirements and transferability information.
Please note: Mac computer users should install software which can emulate Windows and run Microsoft Office 2010.
Questions about online programs? Visit School of Business Online - Frequently Asked Questions.
Looking for a little more detail on the courses? Visit IDM Online Course Descriptions.
For further information regarding the online option, contact the School of Business:
FALL 2013 - SEMESTER 1
BUS0003 Computer Applications
IDEC184 Principles And Elements of Design
WINTER 2014 - SEMESTER 2
COMM170 Business Communication
IDEC183 Drawing And Sketching
SPRING 2014 - SEMESTER 3
IDEC186 Space Planning And Blueprints (Prerequisite: IDEC183)
MKTG180 The Essentials Of Customer Service
FALL 2014 - SEMESTER 4
COMP180 Computer-Assisted Design - AutoCAD (Prerequisites: BUS0003, IDEC183, IDEC186)
WINTER 2015 - SEMESTER 5
IDEC180 Colour And Lighting in Decorating (Prerequisite: IDEC184)
IDEC181 Decorating Backgrounds (Prerequisites: IDEC183, IDEC184)
SPRING 2015 - SEMESTER 6
BUS0066 Textiles And Window Coverings (Prerequisites: IDEC180, IDEC184)
IDEC182 Decorating Styles (Prerequisite: IDEC184)
FALL 2015 - SEMESTER 7
COMP171 Microsoft Excel for Business (Prerequisite: BUS0003)
IDEC185 Professional Interior Decorating (Prerequisites: all required IDM courses)
JOBS100 Career Advancement (Prerequisite: Six (6) successfully completed IDM courses)
Note: Fall 2013 courses will be offered again in Fall 2014. Registration into the online courses of Interior Decorating & Merchandising can be completed through eCampusAlberta.ca. Students who are not able to access Bow Valley College for testing must choose a partner college that will provide testing services to them during the course of study.
See Interior Decorating program listing for admission requirements.
Credits in this program may be transfered to:
Note: These programs are recognized by the Canadian Decorators' Association (CDECA).