Sustainable Interior Design Career Prep

120 Hours / 12 months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

In this course we will discuss practices and techniques for creating environmentally sensitive and sustainable design.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Laurie Gilbreath holds a Master of Arts in Education and has 15 years' experience in K-12, higher education, and continuing education. She has also worked for 10 years as a professional development facilitator and designer and an educational trainer. She has developed courses, training manuals, and educational ebooks in topics ranging from healthcare to business to administration and quality management. In addition to her educational experience, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor for 10 years. Her publications include scholarly articles, training and educational materials, web content, and fiction.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Global Sustainability Perspective

In this lesson we will become familiar with approaches and principles of global sustainability

Lesson 2: A Timeline of Human and Environmental Interactions

In this lesson we will survey the history and philosophy of the interactions between humans and the environment

Lesson 3: Environmentally Responsible Interior Design

In this lesson we will outline the basics of environmentally responsible interior design

Lesson 4: Nature as a Model for Design

In this lesson we will look at nature as a model for design

Lesson 5: Indoor Air Quality

In this lesson we will discuss indoor air quality and the factors that can affect air quality

Lesson 6: Environmentally Responsible Lighting Design

In this lesson we will discuss approaches to environmentally responsible lighting design

Lesson 7: Energy, HVAC, and Water

In this lesson we will discuss the impact of HVAC, energy, and water on environmentally responsible design and approaches to using these in a responsible manner

Lesson 8: Certification Programs and Evaluation Instruments

In this lesson we will become familiar with various certification programs and evaluation instruments in environmentally responsible and green design

Lesson 9: United States Green Building Council and LEED Certification

In this lesson we will discuss the Unite States Green Building Council, LEED Certification, and their impact on green design

Lesson 10: Specification of Products for Environmentally Responsible Interior Design

In this lesson

Lesson 11: Case Studies

In this lesson we will examine influential case studies on the topic of green interior design

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**