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Program description - September 2021

Conestoga’s Interior Decorating program offers you a dynamic environment to build the creative and technical skills needed to excel in the diverse field of Interior Decorating. Learning from industry experts, you’ll develop essential and practical skills through studio, lab and lecture experiences, in addition to field trips and guest speakers. You’ll take courses on colour, textiles, finishes and fixtures which are enhanced with access to our large sample library. With the benefit of current, industry-standard software, you’ll focus on space planning, drafting and visual 2D and 3D presentations that bring your design concepts to life. Multiple courses on business practices and entrepreneurship will further prepare you for success in the industry. A field placement opportunity in your last semester will allow you to gain hands-on career experience before graduating. Many students have secured full-time employment as a result of their placement with employers such as decorating/design firms, product showrooms, design magazines and home staging companies. Not only is our two-year diploma program recognized by the Decorators and Designers Association of Canada (DDA), Conestoga is the only college offering Interior Decorating graduates the opportunity to earn a second 2-year diploma in Visual Merchandising Arts with the completion of one additional year. As a graduate of both programs, you can expand your employment potential in the design industry to include both residential and retail spaces.

Program details

Code: 1207
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2021
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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MARCH 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Tuition and fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time. For terms starting after May 2021, details will not be available until spring 2021.

4 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$5392.00
$12500.00
Ancillary Fees
$1186.16
$2436.16
Total Fees
$6578.16
$14936.16

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Winter 2021
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $18.40 - $18.40
Capital Development Fee $77.08 - $77.08
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 - -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 - $84.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 - $20.95
ONE Card Fee $12.75 - $12.75
Student Services $50.65 - $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 - $142.75
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 - $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 - -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 - $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 - $5.00
Session Total $2103.58 $1348.00 $1778.58
Year Total     $6578.16

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International fee details

Description Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Winter 2021
International Program Tuition $6250.00 - $6250.00
Administration Fee $18.40 - $18.40
Capital Development Fee $77.08 - $77.08
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 - -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 - $84.50
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 - -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 - $20.95
ISR $375.00 - $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 - $12.75
Student Services $50.65 - $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 - $142.75
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 - $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 - -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 - $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 - $5.00
Session Total $7880.58 - $7055.58
Year Total     $14936.16

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2021 - Kitchener – Doon

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