Interior Decorating and Visual Display







Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1800 Hours


Program approved in 2010.

The Interior Decorating and Visual Display program aims to train interior decorators and those who create shop displays.

Interior decorators will plan and execute decorative projects, keeping in mind the needs of the client, whether private or commercial. The decorators are often employees of decorator shops but may also be independently employed.

Display managers plan and execute display projects, display new products and exposition tables and materials. Usually commercial specialists or visual presentation specialists, these professionals can also be self employed.

In both cases, interior decorators can create displays as well as offer decorating advice, specifically in a commercial setting. Those who are independently employed will need to promote and market their services.

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

New Frontiers SB
Vocational training centre

C.F.P. Nova

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DMay 13, 2019
WJan 14, 2020
DAug 28, 2019
DJan 14, 2020
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational training centre

Sources Adult and Career Centre

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DAug 27, 2019
WOct 28, 2019
DJan 13, 2020

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
979101Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process15
979116Apply the potential uses of colour90
979124Use sources of work-related information60
979136Propose materials for a project90
979148Produce rough sketches, freehand drawings and perspective drawings120
979158Produce technical drawings120
979166Propose combinations of furniture and décor or display elements90
979174Propose window and bed treatments and light upholstering60
979184Light a space60
979193Establish interpersonal relationships at work45
979206Sell products and services90
979214Perform related administrative tasks60
979228Propose a residential interior decorating project120
979238Propose an interior decorating project based on modular, built-in elements120
979248Propose an interior decorating project for a public space120
979256Build décor elements90
979266Design a space for promotional purposes90
979278Design a window display120
979288Design a space for a special event120
979298Integrate into the workplace120