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Interior Design

Career Pathway Certificate: Interior Furnishings

  • Do you want to bring out the hidden potential of an environment?
  • Are you interested in learning the communication, design, drafting and drawing skills sought after by employers?
  • Would you like to learn how the lay out, furnishings, textiles, and lighting used in a space works together to create a functional and beautiful room—and apply these skills to sales and retail show room positions?

The Interior Furnishings Career Pathway prepares you for entry-level employment in the interior furnishings industry, for positions in sales and retail show rooms. This certificate also creates the foundation to advance your interior design skills, career options, and education at PCC and beyond.


Average wage for Interior Designers is $50-55,000, with Interior Furnishing Sales positions usually starting out at $ 25-35,000/year.

Finish your degree

The Interior Furnishings Career Pathway Certificate leads to additional Interior Design certificates and degrees. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.

Is it for me?

High School graduates (and high school equivalency). Placement into Reading 115, Writing 115, MTH 20.
PCC Sylvania.
Three terms.

Program cost

Use the cost calculator to see estimated costs.

What's Next?

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  1. Complete the steps for new students
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Attend an information session
    • Find out more about the resources and support the Career Pathways team can provide!