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Interior Decorating with Optional Work Placement

The interior decorating program offers an optional work placement to eligible students (see sections on Academic Requirements and International Students below). The work placement requirement is a minimum of 240 hours, following Semester 2. Students who enrol in January have a slightly modified approach to acquire the minimum number of hours.

Attend an Information Session

Plan to attend an Information Session in September of Semester 1 (Fall Intake) or March of Semester 1 (January Intake), to learn more about participating in the Optional Work Placement program, the registration process and eligibility requirements. You will be notified of the Information Session schedule via email.

Registration Process

Students interested in participating in Optional Work Placement will need to register for the Work Preparation course through MyHumber. Course details will be provided in the Information Sessions and emailed to you.

Once you have registered, you must complete a 4-week Work Preparation course in Semester 1 (Fall Intake) or Semester 2 (January Intake). Students who successfully complete work preparation and secure a placement will follow the work/study sequence shown below.

Work/Study Sequence

Regular Stream

  Fall Winter Summer Fall  Winter
Fall Intake Semester 1 Semester 2 Break Semester 3 Semester 4
Winter Intake   Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 

Optional Work Placement Stream

  Fall Winter Summer Fall  Winter
Fall Intake Semester 1 Semester 2 Optional Work Placement Semester 3 Semester 4
Winter Intake   Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
      Optional Work Placement


Academic Requirements to Participate in Optional Work Placement

  • Enrolled as a full-time Domestic student.
  • Successful completion of all core courses in Semesters 1 and 2 as scheduled. 

Advancing to the Optional Work Placement

When students secure a placement they are automatically advanced to a Work Placement course.

International Students

The Optional Work Placement program is only available to Domestic students at this time. International students have the opportunity to apply to summer jobs, including summer jobs related to their program of study, provided their Study Permit allows them to do so. See Studying and Working in Canada for further information.

Work Preparation

Participating students are required to complete a 4-week course prior to the work term to help them develop effective job search skills including resume preparation, job market research, networking and interviewing. Placements are not guaranteed, therefore, students are expected to actively network and search for their own placement.

The Work Placement Services Team provides a range of services to support student success, including coaching students throughout their job search and placement, and working with employers to identify placement opportunities.


Work Placement Services, Room NX302
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology
416.675.6622 x 5517