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Green Design for Interiors

Career Studies Certificate

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Embark on a career that uses your creative skills and protects the environment

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Learn to create beautiful spaces that are functional and protect the environment. TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Green Design for Interiors encompasses many elements of the home, including lighting, appliances, flooring, upholstery, fixtures, furniture and wallcoverings or paint.

Classes range from architectural drafting for interior design to green design for interiors to lighting and furnishings. 

Graduates will be able to assist clients in building today’s homes with the inclusion of more eco-friendly materials, while using techniques that promote green design for interiors. Your work will create homes that are healthier, energy efficient and green.

Day, evening and online classes fit your busy schedule, and TCC’s online interior design program was recognized as among the nation’s best by in 2013/

Go further

Apply all the credits from this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work qualifies students to sit for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs) certification for homes.

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How much does this program cost?

TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Green Design for Interiors consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Chesapeake Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
15 credits x $181.10 per credit = $2,716.50 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

This program is currently NOT eligible for federal financial aid. Learn more about paying for TCC.

Where can you go?

Graduates find work with construction companies and clients looking to build green. You many also continue your studies at TCC and earn your Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • are creative
  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy working with people

State-of-the art classrooms with a computer and drafting table at each station

Learn from faculty who have real-world experience and work in the field

This program is currently NOT eligible for federal financial aid. Learn more about paying for TCC

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Interior Design students put their creative skills to work preparing furnishings and creative items for the third annual silent auction

Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents

TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill and other educational benefits

Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $50,960*

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.