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Interior Furnishings, Career Pathway certificate

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  • 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 layout, furnishings, textiles, and lighting used in a space work together to create a functional and beautiful room – and apply these skills to sales and retail showroom positions?

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

Individualized coaching

As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Interior FurnishingsLess than 1 year

Learn more about Interior Design and all 4 awards available »



The average wage for Interior Designers is $50,000 to $55,000, with Interior Furnishing Sales positions usually starting at $25,000 to $35,000 per 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?

  • Who: High school graduates (and high school equivalency). Placement into Reading 115, Writing 115, MTH 20.
  • Where: PCC Sylvania
  • When: Three terms

Program cost

Use the cost calculator to see the estimated costs.

Contact Amanda Davis, Department Chair, with questions about courses.

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