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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Interior Decorating and Design (1032)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

September 2010 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: follow manufacturer recommendations and other information regarding product use, including storage and disposal of hazardous materials; select procedures for reporting and handling accident, safety, and security incidents; identify issues involving fire safety, including appropriate use of extinguishers and flame retardant fabrics; operate, maintain, and store trade equipment and tools safely; identify key elements and principles of design; model the application of design elements and principles in interior design; interpret color elements and how color impacts design; describe the psychological effects of color; differentiate between hue, value, and intensity; assess the elements and principles of design utilized in textile products; demonstrate an understanding of the history of fibers and fabrics; identify characteristics of fabrics with various yarn constructions; evaluate fabric finishes and color application methods for specific interior purposes; select appropriate fibers and fabrics for specific end users; interpret labeling information to determine care procedures for various fabrics; evaluate floor coverings and wall and window treatments; compare and contrast the characteristics of various fixtures, materials, equipment, and surfaces in kitchen and bath design; integrate guidelines in selecting appropriate lighting considering safety, function, and design; assess the environmental impact of interior materials and products; evaluate upholstered furniture and explain criteria for assessing quality; describe factors to be considered when coordinating furniture and accessories; compare function, aesthetics, and durability of home furnishings; compare function, efficiency, and durability of home appliances; appraise space and functional requirements for equipment and furnishings; compare art periods and their influence on design styles; identify cultural, technological, and economic influences on design styles; describe characteristics of different design styles; demonstrate hand drafting skills for interior design; create scale drawings; employ computer aided drafting (CAD) for interior design; recognize steps in the design process by producing a presentation board; research and compile appropriate information sources regarding interior design/graphic standards; perform measuring and layout skills; demonstrate estimating, ordering, purchasing, and pricing skills; apply concepts of retail management; communicate receiving, inspection, and inventory procedures; express appropriate customer service skills; evaluate billing procedures and fee structures; demonstrate various selling techniques; model design consultation skills; identify professional and youth organizations, certifications, and career options in the Interior Decorating/Design field; identify and evaluate effective marketing procedures; create visual merchandising and anticipate its impact; determine the role and effectiveness of advertising; evaluate promotional activities used to market products and services; utilize ethical and legal behavior in marketing; determine individual and family needs, goals, and resources; examine the landscaping, geographical, and environmental effects on housing; support trends in housing, including elements of Universal Design; and identify various national building and housing codes.


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Decorating and Design (11/13) (11/18 revalidation) (11/23 revalidation).