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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Home Furnishing Sales Certificate

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Total Credits: 30

Major Number: 5709
CIP Code: 52.1909

Program Description

Home Furnishing Sales graduates will be prepared to consult with customers and to recommend and sell residential interior furnishing products and services appropriate to customer needs. In addition, a base of skills and knowledge suitable for continuing education and/or professional growth in the industry.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
  2. Arithmetic course placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher
    1. OR placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above
    2. OR completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher.
    3. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math placement retesting or registering for a Math course.
  3. Those individuals with prior higher education/college credits may be exempt from ENGL, RDNG, and/or MATH placement testing and/or prerequisites with proof of course completion; official transcripts for all prior colleges must be sent to the college for exemption evaluations.
  4. INTD 1040 - Elements of Interior Design  with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for many Interior Design courses. INTD 1040  is only offered in the Fall Semester.

Special Instructions

A laptop computer is required for the Interior Design program. Please coordinate with the Interior Design department faculty to confirm your computer can run the computer aided design software needed for coursework.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 27

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Select 3 credits

Total Credits: 3

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Apply theories and knowledge of design to develop creative solutions to the clients needs.
  • Demonstrate the communication skills needed for success in the home furnishing sales industry.
  • Conduct themselves in accord with the professional and ethical standards of the home furnishing sales industry.

Program Contact Information

Sarah Skogstrom Rodriguez 651.747.4043 Room 1311 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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