Are you thinking of enrolling in a design school to start or advance your home design career? QC Design School is an excellent option! Not only will you gain industry-recognized certification training; you’ll also get to learn from experienced, certified professionals. From the comprehensive curriculum to the top-notch instructors, we’ve put together a list of 10 great reasons to enroll in QC Design School today!
So, keep reading to discover how YOU can start your design career and earn an internationally-recognized certification in as little as 3-6 months!
A Little About QC Design School
First thing’s first: let’s talk a little bit about QC Design School. QC Design School is a faculty of QC Career School, an online international school that’s been pioneering the online learning experience since 1984.
To help aspiring and working designers alike gain the skills and knowledge they need to become certified professionals in the home design industry! We offer comprehensive courses that cover all aspects of home design. Currently, we offer courses in the following design categories:
- Interior decorating
- Professional organizing
- Color consulting
- Home staging
- Landscape design
- Floral design
- Feng Shui design
- Aging in Place design
- Virtual design (for virtual design business purposes)
- Event Decor
- Accelerating your design business
What’s more – QC Design School proudly holds an A+ ranking with the Better Business Bureau. This means that our courses, instructors, and customer service are top-notch!
Top 10 Reasons to Enroll in QC Design School
Now that you know a bit about QC Design School, let’s dive into the reasons why you should enroll today. Here are the top 10 reasons to become part of the QC community:
Reason #1: There’s No Need to Attend a Physical Classroom!
Undoubtedly, one of the BIGGEST benefits of online courses is that you don’t have to physically attend a classroom. Plus, you don’t have to waste time and money on commuting. With QC Design School, all of your courses are taken online – from the comfort of your own home!
But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that your QC course won’t come with some real-world learning. We’ll touch more on that a little later!
Reason #2: YOU Get to Set the Pace!
Starting on the date you enroll in your QC Design School course(s), you’ll be given two full years to complete your program. However, during that two-year timeframe, when you work on your studies (and how much you do at any given time), is entirely up to you.
Yep, you heard us right – there are NO deadlines or schedules for you to abide by!
Meaning, you can choose how much – or how little – of those two years you’ll actually need!
To put this into perspective: many of our graduates found that by simply devoting a mere 1-2 hours per week to their studies, they were able to graduate in as little as 3-6 months… Sometimes, even sooner!
Reason #3: You’ll Save Time AND Money!
Why You’ll Save Money
Online schooling is cheaper than traditional, in-person schooling – this is just a fact. The reason for this is because you’re not paying for things like:
- Commuting costs;
- Packed lunches;
- Helping the institution maintain a physical campus;
- Or any other miscellaneous expenses you’d normally incur while attending a physical classroom.
Online school strips away of all those fancy (and unnecessary) bells and whistles. This way, you’re ONLY paying for your course and student experience. And when it comes to QC Design School’s tuition rates, we remain competitive while also offering our students the best value for their money. On top of that, we also offer two additional ways for you to save even more money:
- A Pay-In-Full Discount: If you choose to pay your full tuition at the time of enrollment, we’ll knock a certain amount (in the ballpark of a few hundred dollars) off the total cost;
- A Monthly Payment Plan: If you’re not interested in (or can’t) pay the full tuition upfront, no worries! With this option, you can simply pay a small down payment at the time of enrolling, followed by equal billing, low monthly installments until your tuition is all paid up.
Why You’ll Save Time
Aside from saving money, enrolling in QC Design School will also save you a huge amount of time. We’ve already discussed how the two-year timeframe you’re given to complete your program grants you great flexibility with regards to when and how often you work on your studies.
This is an ideal option for students who need the flexibility to:
- Work full-time;
- Take care of family obligations;
- Travel often, etc.
Plus, with QC Design School’s convenient online platform, you can work on your studies anytime and anywhere you have internet access. So, if the opportunity arises to travel over the weekend or take a vacation, you can still keep up with your studies – no problem!
But that’s still not all!
QC Design School courses are also designed to get you up and running in record time. Our programs are packed with relevant, accurate information that is tailored to guide you quickly and efficiently through your program. Additionally, the optional Business Unit included in each course will equip you with everything you need to know in order to start your design career the right way!
Reason #4: You’ll Learn from the Best of the Best!
At QC Design School, you’ll have access to the best in the industry – our tutors! Throughout your program(s), you’ll have the one-on-one guidance of an experienced tutor who will be dedicated to helping you reach your goals.
Each one of our tutors is an expert in their field and has a wealth of professional knowledge and experience that provides the perfect foundation for our courses. Plus, your tutor will review every single unit and provide you with invaluable audio feedback to help you grow as you navigate your way through the program.
Reason #5: You’ll Be Able to Connect with Other Students!
One downside we often see with online learning is the lack of connection with other students and faculty. At QC Design School, we make sure this isn’t an issue! We provide our students with the opportunity to connect with their peers and tutors in two major ways:
- Our Online Student Center;
- And our Virtual Classroom on Facebook.
The Online Student Center is a great platform for connecting with other students who are enrolled in the same course or program as you. There, you can participate in the Student Forum and discuss any relevant topics with your peers.
On the other hand, the Virtual Classroom on Facebook is a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get feedback from other students, QC staff, mentors, TAs, and more!
So, if you’re looking for a way to stay connected with other students and faculty, even in an online learning environment, QC Design School is the perfect option!
Reason #6: The High Quality of QC Design School’s Course Curriculums!
At QC Design School, we know that the quality of our courses is what sets us apart from other online design schools.
That’s why we’ve put together comprehensive curriculums that cover a wide range of topics and skills, from the basics of design to advanced concepts and techniques. Our courses are designed to be complete and thorough so that you can walk away feeling confident in your new knowledge.
Plus, they’re accessible on any device or platform (so long as you have an internet connection) – which means you can access them anytime, anywhere!
Reason #7: You Get Real-World Training!
In our opinion, if an online school only provides its students with textbook material, they’re not getting a real-world education. That’s why QC Design School offers its students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience and knowledge through hands-on training!
This means that you’ll have the chance to get creative and actually put what you’ve learned into practice – be it via a hands-on assignment or a real-life case scenario. This type of learning is fundamental when it comes to home design… And it’s something QC Design School takes very seriously!
Reason #8: You’ll Learn How to Start (and Run) a Successful Design Business!
While many of our graduates have gone on to gain employment with existing design companies, the majority of our students enroll in QC Design School with the intention of starting their own businesses.
(And those who have graduated and gone on to pursue such an endeavor have been wildly successful!)
Of course, starting any successful business requires some sort of business training – and that’s exactly why we offer an optional Business Unit. This unit is designed to equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need to start and run a successful design business! Specifically, it covers topics such as:
- The legal requirements to starting a business;
- Client relations;
- Pricing structures;
- And more!
By the time you graduate from your program, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to get your business up and running – and making profits! So, while this unit is optional, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of it… It’s free, as part of your course, after all!
Reason #9: The Benefit of Adding an Internationally-Recognized Certification to Your Resume!
Do us a quick favor: scroll back up and look at the list of design categories that QC Design School offers courses for.
None of these are areas of the industry that require a certification in order to work in them.
“But wait,” you might now be thinking, “then why do I even need to bother taking a course at all?”
Because many of your competitors, for this very reason, won’t be professionally trained and certified.
And that means you’ll have a MAJOR edge over them!
Think of it this way: if YOU were looking to hire an interior decorator, would you go with the person who is ONLY a self-taught designer… or would you hire someone whose training was backed by an internationally-recognized certification? The same line of thinking goes for employers who are looking to hire designers for their business.
When you complete a course at QC Design School, you’ll be awarded an internationally-recognized certification in the area of design you studied. This is something that prospective employers and clients will take into account when considering you for a project. Plus, it could even help to set you apart from other candidates.
Oh, and yet another perk of our certifications?
You don’t have to pay for them OR renew them after X amount of time! Rather, your certification is valid for life. Meaning, you don’t need to worry about having to pay any additional fees in order to keep it updated!
Reason #10: You’ll Be Supported Every Step of the Way!
Receiving the support you need throughout your program is essential to succeeding in any online learning environment. At QC Design School, we make sure that our students have access to the resources they need in order to get the most out of their courses.
All of our online classes come with unlimited access to:
- A team of expert instructors who will help to provide guidance and feedback;
- Supportive peers who can help you stay motivated in the group chats or forums;
- A dedicated Student Support Team that is there to answer any questions you might have;
- Lifetime access to QC’s Online Student Center, your course materials, etc.
Plus, all of our courses come with a 21-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Additionally, should you need an extension on your course (beyond the two-year timeframe), simply contact our Student Support Team for a 6-month extension at a one-time fee cost.
Basically, what we’re getting at here is that we’ll be there to support you every step of the way while you’re enrolled in one of our courses – and beyond! We want to ensure that your learning experience is as seamless and successful as possible, which is why we work hard to provide a variety of resources.
- How Online Design Training Works
- The QC Design School Student Experience
- What to Expect in QC Design School’s Interior Decorating Course
- My Experience as an International Student of QC Design School
- Why I Enrolled in QC Design School’s Home Staging Class
- What I Think of QC Design School so Far
- QC Design School Student + Graduate Features
- Why YOU Should Take a Design Course (Even if You Don’t Want to Start a Business)
- Design Career Spotlight: How I Started a Business with a Fellow QC Alumnus!
- 15 Strategies to Stay Motivated in an Online Course
- Why YOU Should Take QC’s Virtual Design Course! [VIDEO]
- What It’s REALLY Like to Learn Interior Decorating Online [VIDEO]
Enrolling in a design school is one of the best investments you can make for your future. Firstly, it will it ensure that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this field. Secondly, you’ll also get access to a wealth of resources, instructor support, and an internationally-recognized certification… All at an affordable cost!