Interior Design

Effective January 2022:  All students (including non-credit students enrolled in any on-campus courses or off-site clinical) will be required to provide Middlesex Community College proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to coming on-campus.  More info will follow on the documentation process for non-credit students.  


All courses are taught by Debbe Daley of Debbe Daley Designs LLC in Lowell

Interior Design Certificate

Learning how to work with contractors and manage a design project through the scope of work.  Also included in this course is how to address client concerns in their home and how to execute their dilemmas properly for satisfactory resolution.  How to conduct a professional interior design consultation and how to properly present a client presentation project.  This course will also include teachings on furnishings and finishes, flooring, tiles, countertops and various products and tools of the trade including design software used in the interior design field today.  Hands-on design projects will also be part of this course.  In-person and virtual field trips are also included.  Some may include trips to flooring showrooms, kitchen, and bath showrooms, visit on-site construction projects, client consultations and a field trip to the Boston Design Center will also be offered depending on space availability, virtually or in-person.

Not only is design theory taught, a segment on marketing, and best design business practices are covered as well as how to begin your own career in interior design and how to start your own business.  This certificate course will prepare you for a beginning career in interior design. (40 hours) $1,999


Interior Design 101

Learn how to design like a pro.  This course will teach you how to choose paint color for the home.  Redesign a space with existing furniture and using pieces you already own.  How to incorporate charming and heirloom items into a new room design without the space looking dated.  Repurposing furniture and learning how to measure a room for proper furniture size including the topic of proper size area rugs to use in a space.  Lighting is another design element that will be addressed, size, and placement.  How to measure for window treatments, fabrics, scale and custom vs. ready- made.  Design theory, furniture placement and how to design a room from scratch. (6 hours) $359



Last Modified: 12/12/22