NYIT Catalog 2019 - 2020
Extended Education

Extended Education

Extended Education responds to the ever-changing global marketplace by providing intensive educational programs—for both professional and personal enhancement—that often complement degrees and degree pathways. Extended Education reacts quickly to changes in the workplace, providing solutions to corporate needs.

Our programs help individuals retrain and enhance their skills to advance their careers in emerging specialties, or to redefine their chosen fields. Both noncredit and certificate programs are available. For more information, call 516.686.7490 or visit nyit.edu/exted.

Noncredit Certificate Programs and Courses

Extended Education offers quality programs designed to meet the needs of part-time, nontraditional adult students. Noncredit certificates and courses draw upon NYIT’s curricular strengths to provide professional training and personal enrichment in architecture, AutoCAD, career development, corporate training, dance, engineering, interior decoration, Revit, and more.

Our professional development courses for architects and engineers meet their continuing education requirements. We offer these courses at various times and affordable rates online and at NYIT’s convenient campus locations in the New York metropolitan area.

AutoCAD Certificate

Enroll in NYIT’s AutoCAD Certificate Program to build your job mastery as a practicing construction professional, architect, designer, engineer, or technician. Our courses presume no previous background in the use of AutoCAD, but we expect applicants to have basic computer skills and knowledge of the basic principles of drafting. Classes focus on AutoCAD architecture and are conducted in a Windows PC environment.

To earn an AutoCAD certificate, you must complete all four courses (XCAD-023, XCAD-024, XCAD-025, and XCAD-026), which may be taken in different semesters. You may also take individual courses for skill enhancement.

Course Descriptions

Each of the following courses has two sections: W01 is taught at NYIT’s Long Island (Old Westbury) campus and M01 is taught at NYIT’s New York City (Manhattan) campus. For upcoming course dates/times, email exted@nyit.edu or call 516.686.7490.

AutoCAD Level I
During this hands-on course, architects, engineers, drafters, and design professionals use AutoCAD and learn about the tools and techniques necessary to complete and edit production drawings using basic 2-D commands.

AutoCAD Level II, Part A
In this intermediate course, participants use AutoCAD and expand on basic 2-D commands to refine and edit production drawings.

AutoCAD Level II, Part B
As a continuation of the AutoCAD Level II Part A, this course expands participants’ knowledge of advanced 2-D commands to increase their customizing ability and productivity. Course does not cover 3-D commands.

AutoCAD Level III: 3-D Modeling and Rendering
Using AutoCAD, students learn to use the 3-D commands to create and use drawing planes while gaining skills to render surface and solid models.

Certificate in Interior Decoration

Enroll in NYIT’s Interior Decoration Certificate Program to pursue a new or alternate career as an interior decorator. Upon successful completion of eight 10-week courses (five required and three electives), you will earn a certificate in interior decoration. Required courses include XDSG-001, XDEC-001, XDEC-002, XDEC-005, and XFSH-014.

Courses meet for 10 sessions unless otherwise stated. Two five-week electives fulfill the requirement of one 10-week elective. Upon completion of the program, you must apply for your certificate in interior decoration. Applications are available in the Office of Extended Education. You may also take individual courses for personal enrichment. An advanced certificate in interior decoration requires completion of 12, 10-week courses. This program is offered at both the Long Island (Old Westbury) and New York City (Manhattan) campuses. For upcoming course dates/times, email exted@nyit.edu or call 516.686.7490.

Course Descriptions

Design ... Where It All Begins

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of interior decoration. Integration of form, color, and texture into a harmonious whole is at the core of this course. Spatial and 3-D organization are covered as well. This is a project-oriented, “learn-by-doing” class.

Basic Drafting for Interior Decorators

Students learn the methods and techniques of basic drafting and detailing for interior space planning. Students are taught how to execute scale, room plans, reflective ceiling plans, and elevations. Prerequisite: XDSG-001. Equipment is required: estimated cost is $125 (not included in cost of course).

Interior Decorating and Applications I

In this course, interior decoration skills are developed via a series of projects. Students begin to apply their knowledge to simple interior spaces. Emphasis is placed on function, analysis, and space planning. Students also begin to incorporate color, furniture, and finishing, while graphically representing the interior space. Prerequisites: XDSG-001, XDEC-001.

Business Practices for Interior Decorators

An introduction to the many aspects involved in maintaining a successful interior decorating practice. Topics covered include contracts, legal responsibilities, fees, marketing strategy, client interviewing, and professional organizations.

Fabrics and Materials

An overview of materials used in the decorating process, with emphasis on fabrics. The use of basic materials such as upholstery, draperies and curtains, flooring, carpeting, wall covering, and paint will be discussed, as well as execution processes including measuring, ordering, installation, and maintenance.

Feng Shui and Healthy Living for Designers

By applying the ancient knowledge of Feng Shui and green design principles to the home and workplace, you will learn to choose healthy options for your clients and the planet. In this class, you will develop an awareness of how to select colors, shapes, textures and accessories to uplift the energy in a space. A field trip to a green resource showroom is included.

Kitchens and Baths

Students will be responsible for the actual development and execution of a kitchen and bathroom project. Issues to be addressed will include color, texture, function, lighting, and special considerations related to kitchens and baths. Prerequisite: XDEC-001.

Practical Decorating

This is a course that addresses the practical world of an interior decorator. All phases of a design job—including obtaining clients, determining and fulfilling their needs, and delivering the product—will be discussed.

The History of Furniture

Learn about the history of furniture dating from ancient Egypt and Greece through the Western European countries. In addition, learn about the contributions of China and Japan. See how the evolution of furniture has influenced today’s world of decorating.

Space Planning: Residential

Introduction to historical development of interior decoration and design. Topics include: study of space planning—furniture layouts in a residence; analysis of color psychology in a living environment; and preparation of a residential space plan project. Prerequisites: XDSG-001 and XDEC-001.

Resource Sampler Workshop

Offering hands-on experience for students with a basic background in decorating, this course will consist of lectures and numerous field trips. Transportation and expenses for all field trips are the responsibility of the student. The first class will be held on campus; the remaining classes will be field trips.


Accessories are essential in putting the finishing touches on any room. Topics will include the use of color in accessories and accent pieces; the importance of using the right artwork, flowers, collectibles, and pillows; and more.

Color Workshop for Interior Decorators

This course will explore many of the aspects of color, such as the psychological and emotional responses to color, and how different cultures and age groups relate to color. Students will learn about the uses of color in various industries, and the relationship of color to light and texture. This understanding will help designers develop appropriate color schemes for clients.

Portfolio Workshop – Color Rendering

This course presents demonstrations of techniques using color pencils and magic markers. It includes color rendering of interior fabrics and materials, lights and shadows, and matting of finished work.

Window Fashions

Students learn about the proper specification, fabrication, and installation of soft and hard window fashions, with special emphasis on multi-layered treatments. Draperies, valences, cornices, swags and jabots, blinds, shutters, shades, and trimmings will be explored and defined. Special-challenge windows, such as bay, angle-top, and Palladian, are included. Students receive instruction on how to balance practical and aesthetic factors in developing the best overall design solution. The use of real-life scenarios clarifies material covered in the course.


Proper lighting is vital to the success of an interior design. Types of artificial light, their location, quantity, color balance, lifespan, output, and other characteristics are topics that will be examined. Students will learn how to develop a lighting plan and specification schedule. A field trip to a lighting showroom may be included to enhance and clarify the material covered in class.

Feng Shui Revealed

An introduction to the basics and origins of Feng Shui and its importance in interior design. The energy of the space, layouts and floor plans will be examined. Students will learn to approach interior design based on the roadmap and element theory of Feng Shui. Importance of sustainable design and use of green plants will be discussed. Learn how to be a better interior designer by improving your own personal energy based on Feng Shui principals.

AutoCAD Level I

Learn to use the tools and techniques necessary to complete and edit production drawings using basic 2-D commands.

Certificate in Revit Architecture

Enroll in NYIT’s Certificate in Revit Architecture to build your job mastery as a construction professional, architect, designer, engineer, programmer, or technician. Our courses presume no previous background in the use of Revit, however, applicants should have basic computer skills and knowledge of the basic principles of drafting. To earn the Certificate in Revit Architecture, participants must complete all three courses, which may be taken in different semesters. Classes are conducted in a Windows PC environment. Courses may also be taken individually for skill enhancement.

Course Descriptions

Each of the following courses has two sections: W01 is taught at NYIT’s Long Island (Old Westbury) campus and M01 is taught at NYIT’s New York City (Manhattan) campus. For upcoming course dates/times, email exted@nyit.edu or call 516.686.7490.

XCAD-029 Introduction to Revit
As green building goes mainstream, government leaders ask for tools that set minimum standards for sustainability. Building information modeling (BIM) is one popular tool that has changed the process for designing and constructing buildings. Revit, the go-to BIM software program, is the first tool you will reach for in your toolbox. Our hands-on course includes the fundamentals of Revit and provides an overview of its features and tools. Topics include documentation history and trends; project templates; exploring the user interface and discovering project work flow; and exploring the vast content provided right out of the box.

XCAD-032 Intermediate Revit
This course picks up where our beginner class left off and explores the BIM aspects of Revit Architecture. Topics include families and their components; creating, organizing and utilizing different views; sections elevations and perspectives; and schedules and project phasing tools. Here is where you learn to appreciate the power of your “I” in BIM. Additional topics include working from a sketch to create a massing study; dimensioning (temporary and permanent); stairs, ramps and railings; creating rooms and color fill patterns; and detailing and annotation. Prerequisite: Introduction to Revit.

XCAD-035 Advanced Autodesk Revit Architecture
Learn more advanced concepts in Autodesk Revit software, the AEC industry’s first parametric building modeler. Course uses Revit Beginner and Intermediate as its foundation to explore advanced functions of the program. Topics include working with multiple Revit and AutoCAD files as links; implementing techniques using system families such as walls, floors, ceilings and roofs; custom family creation and in place families; advanced scheduling functions; and best practices such as performing quality control on your BIM project. Prerequisite: Intermediate Revit.

Certificate in Leadership and Project Management

This program offered at our Manhattan campus consists of Concepts of Project Management (COPM) 30 hours and Negotiation and People Skills (NAPS) six hours that will be provided to executives and senior managers, departmental supervisors, IT project coordinators, health care administrators, facility managers, office managers, and communication-technology personnel to enhance and improve their team leadership and project management knowledge. Participants that complete both classes will be issued a certificate of completion equivalent to 35 hours of continuing education credits required by the Project Management Institute organization (PMI.org), so that participants can take an examination to obtain a PMI, CAPM, or PMP designation. Courses can also be taken individually. For more information, email exted@nyit.edu or call 516.686.7490.

Course Descriptions

XBUS-053 Certificate in Leadership and Project Management
Consists of completion of both Concepts of Project Management and Negotiation and People Skills. Course descriptions below.

Discounted fee when registering for both courses at the same time.

XBUS-051 Concepts of Project Management
Master the tools used by Project Managers: work breakdown structure, critical path, task analysis, project plan, project scheduling, and more. Gain the skills needed to plan, track progress and stay focused on the end result. Where appropriate, students will learn PMBOK terminology and how it relates to certification. Class can be utilized for the continuing education credits for Project Management Institute (PMI) exam requirement for designations of CAPM (Certified Assistant Project Manager) or PMP (Project Management Professional), 30 hours of continuing education credits, 3 CEUs.

XBUS-052 Negotiation and People Skills
This experiential class is intended for the participant to better understand the theory, processes and practices of negotiation, conflict resolution and decision making so that you can be a more effective negotiator in a wide variety of situations. The course methodology is highly participatory and utilizes class discussions and simulations in both one-on-one and group situations. The exercises will emphasize organizational settings, but skills are applicable anywhere conflict occurs. Class can be utilized for the continuing education credits for Project Management Institute (PMI) exam requirements for designations of CAPM (Certified Assistant Project Manager) or PMP (Project Management Professional), six hours of continuing education credits, .6 CEUs.

General Contracting and Construction Standards Certificate

XCST-060 General Contracting and Construction Standards Certificate

The General Contracting and Construction Standards (GCACS) certificate offers a baseline approach to this topic area. This certificate program will provide the knowledge and skills needed by entrepreneurs, trades persons, employees of a construction firm, business owners, or homeowners as to how a general contracting business operates, and how to hire a General Contractor or Construction Manager for a residential or commercial business project.

This NYIT construction-oriented class will enable you to put principles and theories into immediate action on any construction-oriented job or project. Taking the GCACS class will provide you with a core understanding of the essential elements needed to be a successful entrepreneur, business owner, or homeowner and hire a general contractor or construction manager. The GCACS class provides a comprehensive approach to understand the dynamics of the construction business structure; how to formulate a reputable company; solve the puzzle as to how to review and prepare for the business plan; bidding process; and understand the RFI, RFQ, and RFP procedures. The GCACS class will provide a practical approach to better understanding how to craft a proposal, purchase order, boilerplate contracts, custom contracts, and the use of AIA contracts.

Understanding contract administration and risk management will provide you with an ability to reduce your legal services costs and allow legal counselors to provide you with better contractual language to defend your company from lawsuit or defaults from clients. The GCACS class will provide you with better knowledge and tools to develop your project scheduling and planning protocols and procedures to monitor your construction labor, materials and profit margins necessary to be a successful construction manager and business owner. This course is registered and approved for professional and continuing education for architects, and engineers for license renewal. All class sessions must be attended for CE credit. For more information or upcoming dates/times, email exted@nyit.edu or call 516.686.7490.