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AEC in Interior Design (Online)

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AEC | NTA.1P | AEC in Interior Design (Online)

If you can visualize interior design concepts when you walk into a room and recognize how a well designed living space can increase your quality of life, then equip yourself with the skills to develop creative planning solutions with the Interior Design online course.

Throughout your online training, you will focus on living spaces and learn about architectural graphic standards, construction materials and finishes, as well as how to illustrate interiors with the AutoCAD software.

Graduates of this Interior Design online course grasp the history of styles & interior design and are able to design furniture that reflect decor concepts. With the skills acquired through this program, you will be able to conceptualize personal home projects and also gain the entrepreneurial freedom to design residential interiors for clients.

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  • At the Montréal and Laval campuses

Blended e-learning

  • Distance learning combining self-study at your own pace (asynchronous) and guided sessions with a live tutor (synchronous)

This program leads to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC).

After completing the Interior Design online diploma, you will gain access to the following fields of employment:

  • Design
  • Project manager
  • Technical drawing
  • Consulting
  • High-quality training with rich media content
  • Continuous evaluation of your understanding of the material
  • An online program based on the original LaSalle College Interior Design program
  • A variety of courses available remotely
  • A combination of virtual classes, self-guided training, and homework for a minimum amount of class hours and a maximum amount of freedom
  • Virtual evening classes
  • Length of program: 16 months
  • 13 hours/week of work (includes self-guided training, virtual classes and individual study time)
  • This 810-hour program leads to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC) that is accredited by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES)

If you have these qualities or skills, then a career in Interior Design may be for you!

  • Creativity
  • Aesthetic sensibility
  • Team spirit
  • Artistic abilities
  • Passion for the visual arts, design and computer science
  • The ability to work with precision
  • Basic technical knowledge
  • The ability to adapt to a varied schedule and meet tight deadlines
  • Basic drawing tools and accessories
  • Autodesk AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max

Have a training deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing Techniques (AutoCAD)
  • Colours & Effects
  • Lighting
  • Materials & Finishes
  • Interior Design I
  • Applied Colour I
  • Interior Architecture I
  • 3D Modelling for Interior Design
  • Interior Layout Planning II
  • History of Styles & Interior Design I
  • Furniture Design and Production I
  • Interior Layout Planning III

Note: Take advantage of preferential rates offered upon purchase for most of these computer programs, as they are used for educational purposes.

This training program is available in English and French.

Consult our self-guided training catalogue if you want to take any of these courses individually (without earning a diploma).

  • Computer with 64 bits 3 GHz processor
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Minimum 4 GB of RAM (8 GB of RAM recommanded)
  • Hard Drive 1 TB
  • Graphics card compatible with AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Screen with minimum resolution of 1080 x 900 (1280 x 1024 recommended)
  • Sound card, headphones and microphone
  • Application software and peripherals required for the course
  • Burner, blank CDs and DVDs
  • Flatbed scanner

You can install Autodesk 3D Studio Max 2013 on a Mac iOS 10.6 (or newer) computer with a Windows partition. The system must use the BootCamp application to help manage a dual operating system configuration and to meet the minimum system requirements: 2.7 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM and a minimum of 70 GB hard drive space available for running Windows.

Software and materials are necessary and may incur fees. Your tutor will supply you with a list of required software and instructions on how and where to download them at the best price.