Printed on 6/16/2024

Interior Design Entrepreneurship

20-304-3 Certificate (C) 8 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Do you dream of owning your own interior design business? This certificate will give you the foundational skills for small business ownership, entrepreneurial mindset and bookkeeping practices. Set yourself up for success with early feasibility testing of your ideas and business concept development. Learn about contracts, profit margin, marketing and QuickBooks Pro to keep your accounting in order. Take your interior design degree to the next level and prepare yourself for business ownership. This certificate can be combined with other degree programs.


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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (8 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • QuickBooks Accounting Online

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10101104
    • Credits: 2.00

    Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using QuickBooks Pro. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, demo payroll, record transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the QuickBooks Certification exam.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • ACCTG 10101107 - Accounting, Principles of

    • ACCTG 10101180 - Financial Accounting 1

    • Student is not in progress in an Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Entrepreneurship, Introduction to

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10145104
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with opportunities to investigate, understand and apply the process of choosing entrepreneurship as a career path. Explores the entrepreneurial experience by focusing on an awareness of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, business concept development and preliminary feasibility testing. Students gain the knowledge, skills, concepts and strategies relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. The practical hands-on approach encourages students to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial experience.

  • Business Procedures for Designers

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304155
    • Credits: 3.00

    Includes demonstration of ethical business practices, including the NKBA standards of conduct and NKBA business contracts, business tools and forms. Students will have an understanding of management policies, including profit margin, business plan development, HR practices, marketing and advertising.


Expected Competencies

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