Residential Staging Specialist Technical Certificate

Be the reason your seller gets top dollar for their property. Students will learn the fundamentals of interior design to earn themselves billing as a top staging specialist with contacts, design services, fee structures and business development. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Interior Design Technology.

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Getting Started: Spring 2023

Sept. 29:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 9:  Classes Begin

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  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Residential Staging Specialist
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: INTRS-CC
CIP: 0450040807

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2023
This course traces the application of art into the development of architecture, interiors and furniture design from ancient civilizations to the end of the 19th century. The student will develop the ability to recognize and use different period styles of architecture, interior and furniture in today's setting. Terminology of both architectural styles and furniture will be stressed. This course will introduce the historic preservation registration process and respective preservation application. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to familiarize the interior design student with the materials, finishes and textiles used in both residential and commercial applications. Emphasis is places on product knowledge, fabrication and installation methods. Environmental and performance factors such as durability, flammability and care will be addressed. A variety of field trips and/or guest speakers will be scheduled to enhance class lectures for students taking the on-campus course. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.

Choose one course from the following list:

Note: Interior Design A.S. degree-seeking students should take IND 1233C.

This introductory course is designed to teach homeowners the basics of interior d├ęcor. Topics will cover the fundamental elements and principles of design, the latest trends in decorating and how to develop your personal style. Emphasis will be placed on budgeting, color coordination, furniture and accessory arrangement and selecting appropriate finishes. This is a class for non-majors.
This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental theories and processes of the profession. Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the design process and creative problem-solving that supports human behavior, functionality and aesthetics for today's interior environments. Students apply theories such as the elements and principles, human factors, spatial analysis and space planning and the science of color and color scheme development in a variety of residential settings. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher to advance to the next level studio. Lab fee required.

Note: Interior Design A.S. degree-seeking students should take IND 2500.

This course introduces historic preservation with an emphasis on restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive use of historic building interiors, including the theory and history of the preservation movement. The process and standards of historic preservation will be studied and applied to case studies. Students must possess an understanding of architectural history concepts.
This course introduces students to Autism Spectrum Disorders and interior design configuration for individuals impacted. Coursework focuses on current research in the field of autism as well as best practices for meeting the variety of sensitivities to individuals with autism.
This course will introduce the kitchen and bath design student to the latest industry standard software. The student will learn basic commands and functions for use with two-dimensional drawings such as floor plans and elevations. Lab fee required.
Students will gain insight into the role of an interior designer, career pathways and the profession in a global context. An emphasis will be placed on establishing and maintaining a successful interior design practice. Teams will collaborate on a comprehensive semester-long project to develop a business model which will culminate into a final business plan for small business loan and to secure funding from an investor. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course introduces students to the field of public relations and gives insight into strategies that can be used to manage the reputation of interior design businesses, small or large. Topics include crisis management, publicity, media relations, social media, ethics and legal issues. No prerequisites required.
This course will expose students to the impact of buildings on natural resources and the environment. Weekly lessons will cover sustainable rating systems, as well as modules in water efficiency, energy conservation measures, indoor environmental quality, and materials and resources. Sustainable best practices and standards will be emphasized. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is scheduled for students who wish to explore topics, emerging trends and/or technologies currently impacting the interior design profession. Coursework is presented in group instruction. Variable content depending upon the specialized topic in which student is enrolled.
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of architectural design, including aspects and determinants of form and space. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
Total Credits: 12

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

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* Tuition costs are based on the current term, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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