Are you thinking about starting a career as a Certified Interior Designer? This online Residential Interior Design Education (R.I.D.E.) program is available to both aspiring designing individuals and interior designers who are wanting to increase their education, career opportunities, and professional status in the interior design industry. The R.I.D.E. certification trains new designers and increases the credentials for designers in current practice. This program will not only give you the basic skills and background you need to start working as an interior home designer, but the R.I.D.E. credential will also increase your status with potential clients. You will explore the cornerstones of professional design, discover how to plan both visually appealing and functional spaces, and study how interior design has evolved throughout history. Upon completion of this program, you will take the Residential Interior Designer Exam (R.I.D.E.) as the final. Also after completion, you can qualify for benefits such as a free one-year Designer Society of America, or DSA designer membership and possible participation in a 40-hour internship through DSA, if you meet certain eligibility requirements.
Upon completing the program, you will:
- Understand what a residential interior designer does.
- Be familiar with major design styles and movements throughout history.
- Know how to manipulate the basic elements involved in residential interior design projects.
- Understand the steps required to work as a residential interior designer and start your own design business.
- Have experience creating a design concept and floor plan.
Textbook is included.
- Interior Design: 4th Edition by John F. Pile
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You will need to have access to a digital camera and will need to know how to download digital photos to your computer. Access to a digital scanner is helpful, but not required. A high-speed Internet connection is also recommended. This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, or IE 7 and later browsers.Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
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For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Textbook is included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 6 months to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.
There are no refunds for this course.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.