Interior Design & Decoration

About our Program

This 35-hour certificate program is designed to provide a better understanding of the interior design and decoration business. This program is ideal for individuals interested in advancing or changing their careers, as well as the general public. This three course program consists of the following courses:

  • Basic Elements of Interior Design
  • Interior Design Color & Materials
  • Interior Design Room Layouts/Blueprints

Courses must be taken in sequential order

Basic Elements of Interior Design

This course is the 1st of a 3-course certificate program. Open to everyone, you will learn an overview of the interior design and decoration business, and career options! From layout and traffic patterns to trades skills and tools, you will learn through hands-on projects and field trips to Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Additional material fees discussed 1st night of class. Must complete all 3 courses to receive certificate.

CRN: 16687 / Course: CSBU161-C2
Dates: 9/10/2019 - 9/24/2019
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Campus: Canton
Room: C135
Cost: $169
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Interior Design Color & Materials

In this 2nd course, learn the resources and materials available to help interior designers make decisions about room layout, function and feel. From fabrics and floor materials to the effect of various colors and color combinations, you will learn the critical element of design. 

CRN: 16688 / Course: CSBU162-C2
Dates: 10/1/2019 - 11/5/2019
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Campus: Canton
Room: C135
Cost: $289
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Interior Design Room Layouts/Blueprints

In this 3rd course, learn to design and layout interior rooms utilizing blueprints. From basic blueprinting to scaling and problem-solving skills, you will apply all learned design and blue print concepts to produce your final project, a completely designed room. 

CRN: 16689 / Course: CSBU163-C2
Dates: 11/12/2019 - 12/10/2019
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Campus: Canton
Room: C135
Cost: $249
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Certificate of Completion

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all three courses.

About our Instructor:

Eileen Avidon is a professional interior designer credentialed at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

Standout Student

Alissa Hohenberger

As a young, educated, and working professional, Alissa Hohenberger thought that something was missing from her career. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2017 with her Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship and had been working in training and sales since then. Alissa sought an opportunity to enhance and hone skills that combined her creativity with her background in businesses and would set her on a new career path altogether. Massasoit’s Interior Design & Decoration Certificate Program caught her attention, as all of its courses fit related topics she hoped to explore.

“It’s given me new drive towards a career goal I didn’t think was attainable,” Alissa said of the program. “The projects helped guide me to new clients and how to take on their ideas and transform them into reality.”

Alissa appreciated the passion and real-world experience that the instructors brought to the certificate program, which made her eager to show up to class. She learned how to put her newly acquired skills and knowledge to use in staging homes, design, and even real estate. Alissa is also happy to share what she has learned with others. For example, did you know that homes sell 60 percent quicker when they are staged, and that all staged rooms should have at least three sources of lighting?

She practiced the steps of securing and working with clients with her classmates and quickly learned that customers’ styles vary greatly. She would not hesitate to suggest the certificate program to anyone who is remotely interested in interior design as it provided more than just learning in a classroom. Class trips to Jordan's Furniture and hands-on projects were frequent.

Alissa recently received a job offer as a Leasing Consultant and Marketing Coordinator with Capstone On-Campus Management in Boston.

Other Interior Design Courses:

Learn the Tricks of Staging a Home

Whether you are selling your home on your own or working with a Realtor, find out how to prepare a home for sale using up-to-date methods to make the home more appealing to buyers. Industry statistics say homes sell faster when they are professionally staged. In this course, you will learn how to use various techniques including, decluttering, rearranging furniture & accessories making simple adjustments to make a home more visually appealing to buyers. With these new skills, you could see quicker sales and higher returns.

CRN: 16690 / Course: CSBU165-C3
Dates: 10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Campus: Canton
Room: C135
Cost: $129
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Withdrawal and Refund Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your driver’s license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.


For additional information about this program, please contact Kelley Tilden or call 508-588-9100 x1310.

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