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Which Interior Design Course Should You Choose? 6 Tips for Students

Nov 17, 2020 12:54:49 PM

Summary of this post: Find out what characteristics to look for in a quality Interior Design course. Learn how to compare programs and get a list of questions to ask admissions. We cover:

  1. Curriculum
  2. Internship
  3. Program length
  4. Graduate employment rates
  5. Career support services
  6. Reputation and reviews

This is such an exciting time to start a career in interior design. There are so many new software tools, tons of inspiring designers out there pushing boundaries, and a wide variety of job options in this field.

But let's take a step back. Your first priority is to find an Interior Design course that will actually get you hired.

There are many options out there, from DECs and AECs to Bachelor degrees in Interior Design.

This post is for people who want to bypass the theory and get straight to designing. So we'll be focusing on college Interior Design training, which is more practical and hands-on.

What Does a Programmer Analyst Do? Role, Jobs & Salary in Quebec

Nov 11, 2020 9:59:47 AM

What exactly is a programmer analyst? In the IT industry, job titles change just as quickly as technology develops. There's often confusion about who does what—and where responsibilities overlap.

Such is the case with "programmer analyst." Part software developer, part systems analyst, part IT support specialist: this role encompasses a broad skillset.

But it all boils down to this: programmers figure out what kinds of systems and applications a company needs, and then develop or customize solutions to meet those needs.

This work involves writing and testing code, researching software solutions, debugging and optimizing products, and training end-users.

Here's where things can get confusing. You will see job postings and training programs refer to this role by several other names, including:

  • software developer
  • applications programmer
  • systems programmer
  • database developer
  • web programmer

A skilled programmer analyst can qualify for all these roles. With the right training, they can be full-stack software developers, database programmers, testers/debuggers, and more.

Computer-Aided Design & Drafting Jobs: Career Options for New Grads

Oct 26, 2020 11:05:56 AM

Considering a career in computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting? Wondering about your job options after graduation? You've come to the right place.

There are several different career paths to choose from. CAD is a broad field, with applications in architecture, mechanical engineering and industrial design.

Some CAD training programs specialize in a certain area, such as architectural drafting. Other colleges offer combination programs that teach drafting software and skills in several domains.

The type of training you choose will determine your career options. 

Sustainable Architecture: 4 Amazing Examples of Green Buildings

Oct 20, 2020 3:17:39 PM

Museum of Tomorrow, a leading example of sustainable architecture in Rio de Janeiro

Updated June, 2021.

Sustainable architecture is about building in a way that reduces harmful impact on the environment. Every aspect of the design and construction process reflects this goal.

From using renewable energy sources and materials, to respecting the local ecosystem: sustainable architecture is always seeking to minimize its ecological footprint.

Considering a career in this field?

You will be part of a powerful movement to design communities that exist in harmony with nature.

CAD Training at Herzing College: Meet the Instructor, Tour the Program

Sep 11, 2020 1:05:38 PM

Photo: Computer-aided Design and Drafting instructor, Roberto Romano

Updated January, 2021

When Roberto Romano enrolled in CAD training at Herzing College, he had no experience in the field whatsoever. He learned the software, project management, and drafting skills from scratch.

After graduation, he got hired as an architectural draftsperson and worked in the field for several years. Then, he noticed an opening back at Herzing for a CAD instructor.

Roberto joined the faculty and has been teaching the program ever since.

This week, we interviewed Roberto about how the Computer-aided Design and Drafting program works.

We asked which skills students learn in class, what projects they do, career options, and what it takes to be successful in today's CAD industry.

Considering becoming a designer/drafter? Take a tour of the program with Roberto Romano: former graduate, expert instructor, and dedicated student mentor.

Top 8 Reasons to Choose a Career in Interior Design

Jul 28, 2020 10:56:13 AM

Interior design is one of the most interesting, creative, technically challenging careers out there. The industry is huge, with so many ways to specialize and so many different job options.

Want to design homes? Interested in commercial designs for retail stores or hotels? Have a passion for kitchens, bathrooms, small spaces, or eco-friendly materials? Want to own your own interior design business one day?

This field has something for everyone.

Sustainable Architecture Training: 5 Things to Know Before You Begin

Jul 23, 2020 10:02:00 AM

Sustainable architecture focuses on preserving the environment by using eco-friendly building methods and materials. There's been tremendous growth in this field all over the world. It's much more than a passing trend to "go green."

Would You Make a Good Early Childhood Educator?

Jun 12, 2020 11:48:00 AM

Working with young children is one of the most rewarding careers in the world. You get to see each individual learn and grow right before your eyes. And you get to play a key role in their development as human beings, budding students, and members of our society.

Landing Your First Interior Design Job: What Do Employers Look For?

Jun 8, 2020 9:49:08 AM

We’ve been offering an Interior Design program at Herzing for several years now. When we put together the curriculum, we looked very closely at hiring trends and the specific skills employers are looking for in new designers. 

What kinds of companies are hiring interior designers? What creative and technical skills are most in-demand right now? Who is hiring our graduates? 

Sustainable Architecture Diploma: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Training

Jun 4, 2020 9:50:51 AM

Herzing instructor, Sam Graceffa has over 20 years of experience in sustainable architecture and building design

Sustainable architecture is a very fast-growing field in Quebec, throughout Canada, and across the globe.

This industry is all about designing structures with minimal environmental impact. Sustainable building designers use cutting-edge technologies and products to conserve energy, lower costs, and protect natural resources.