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Residential Decorating

Learn to enhance the function and quality of interior and exterior spaces.

Gain the skills to successfully manage decorating projects and improve home spaces.

Learn to apply design principles to enhance the function and quality of both interior and exterior living environments.

Gain the skills to analyze clients’ decorating needs, develop furniture floor plans, recommend product purchases and facilitate installation arrangements.

Customize your learning and gain additional skills and knowledge in areas such as sales and marketing, small business management, drafting, graphic design and interior design.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Program Delivery
    In-person hybrid
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Program Length
    4 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $5,600 – $6,300
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

Acquire the skills to successfully manage decorating projects and improve home spaces. Learn to apply design principles to enhance the function and quality of both interior and exterior living environments.

TERM 1

Explore professionalism, communication, decorating and design. Learn how to analyze your clients’ decorating needs and develop furniture floor plans, recommend product purchases and facilitate installation arrangements.

ADVANCE, CHANGE OR START YOUR CAREER

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

LEARN ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

TAKE CLASSES ONLINE OR IN PERSON

Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.

QUICKLY REGISTER FOR COURSES

Registering for a part-time program at RRC Polytech is as easy as adding courses to your shopping cart. Our academic advisors will happily help you find the perfect program.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Decorating consultant
  • Sales consultant in home improvement retail
  • Interior decorator
  • Design consultant
  • Interior designer

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Get the skills you need to start a successful and creatively satisfying career.
Prepare for industry demands with experienced instructors.
Build excellent teamwork skills.
Develop key skills such as time management and communication.

Graduate Success

The program has proven to be a rewarding experience for many graduates, with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – RECOMMEND PROGRAM TO OTHERS

Dedicated instructors and access to connections in the decorating field mean a truly exceptional experience in this program, which builds the confidence and skills to succeed after graduation.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Having field-connected instructors teaching modern courses means having all the relevant tools to learn.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

In addition to being highly educated, instructors have experience in the decorating field, ensuring up-to-date training.

“I would recommend RRC Polytech to others. It was a perfect fit for my busy life as a student and mother of two!”

Carolyn Fox, RRC Polytech Graduate

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Residential Decorating program, you are creative and results-oriented. You also excel at organization and customer service.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Detail-oriented
  • DIYer
  • Independent
  • Planner
  • Team-oriented

SKILLS

  • Dependability
  • Enthusiasm
  • Multitasking
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving

INTERESTS

  • Interior design
  • Graphic design
  • Drafting
  • Marketing
  • Sales

All the Information You Need

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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LOCATION, DATES AND FEES

Start planning with peace of mind and get the information you need on one easy-to-find page. Review start dates, locations, book and equipment costs and program fees.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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DATES AND FEES

Start preparing with peace of mind. View information about courses and sections, including locations, delivery methods and costs. It only takes minutes to register and further your future.

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LIST OF COURSES

Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

Get Started with RRC Polytech

Start Your Application

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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