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  May 31, 2023
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Home Staging Specialist (6399) (T.C.)

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Technical Certificate

The Program

The Home Staging Specialist Technical Certificate provides students with the foundational skills required for entry-level positions in the home staging industry. Staging techniques focus on effectively and efficiently improving a property’s marketability. Homeowners, builders, and realtors rely on home staging to make a home appealing to potential buyers, thereby maximizing the selling price and minimizing the time a home sits on the market.

In the Home Staging Specialist program, students will develop proficiency in the knowledge and application of the elements and principles of design; the use of color and texture; scale, proportion, and balance in designing interior spaces; furniture placement in floor plans and cabinet designs in elevations; and environmental considerations. The program emphasizes practical skills. Projects include understanding the client, as well as researching and making selections based on the client’s criteria.

This technical certificate may be completed entirely online; however not all of the interior design courses in this program are offered every term. It is best to contact the program office regarding scheduling questions or concerns.

All courses in this technical certificate are also included in the Interior Design Technology (2389) (A.S.)  degree. Students have the option of applying all of the coursework completed in this program toward the associate’s degree. The Interior Design Technology (2389) (A.S.)  cannot be completed entirely online.

Need More Information? Contact:

Tameiko Grant, Instructional Program Manager, (904) 381-3506 or

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating. 
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up).
  • Students who enter under the (2020/2021) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2020/2021 academic year. The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or better regardless of program of study.


This certificate articulates directly into the Interior Design Technology (2389) (A.S.)  degree. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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