Semester Credits: 5.5
Course Duration: 5 Weeks (120 hours)
The student will learn how to properly measure, calculate, and estimate materials and labor costs for window treatments, bed treatments, upholstery & case goods, wall covering, trims, moldings and mirrors, carpeting, and hard surface flooring. The student learns to distinguish between wholesale and retail prices as well as how to manage profit margins, freight costs, and sales tax. The student will practice generating basic business documents, including invoices, purchase orders, and work orders, all of which are essential to the sale and order of interior goods and furnishings. The student will learn to document the calculation of prices by the use of formula worksheets. These business practices are taught in conjunction with the principles of business: maintaining a profit, wholesale versus retail pricing, freight and delivery procedures, and their associated costs and charges. This course is organized into 5 modules: Furniture, Bed Treatments, Window Treatments, Wall Treatments, and Flooring. *Expectation of outside class work required.