ITD914 - Window Treatments

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Subject Title
Window Treatments

Subject Description
This subject is an introduction to basic and intricate window styles and treatments as applied to today's many decorating schemes. Calculation of yardage and hardware is emphasized.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Interior Decorating Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Distinguish different window styles.

2. Measure and determine requirements for hard and soft window treatments.

3. Determine appropriate window treatments for a given decorating scenario.

4. Determine appropriate fabrics best suited for specific applications.

5. Calculate yardage for soft treatments.

6. Measure for hard and soft window coverings.

7. Determine appropriate hardware or usage.

8. Consider the role of window treatments in achieving a given decor.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

ITD901 and ITD902.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the subject prerequisites are met.

Topic Outline

  •     History of glass
  •     History of windows
  •     Windows styles and characteristics
  •     Period window treatments
  •     Hard window treatments
  •     Soft window treatments
  •     Learning to measure
  •     Hardware
  •     Specialty items
  •     Fabric calcualtions
  •     Reading and understanding price books
  •     Knowing how to write work orders forms

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, group  discussions and field trips

Prescribed Texts
Window Treatment
Publisher: Wiley

Required Supplies

  •  Pocket Calculator
  •  3-ring binder

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Modes of Evaluation

Term Work and Final Examination Requirements:
If you are unable to complete the Final Exam/Assignment in this subject, you must provide documentation to support the absence to the instructor within one week.  If necessary, this information will be presented at the promotion meeting for consideration in determining and recommending the final grade.

All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the final examination. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late assignments will be penalized accordingly. There is no provision for rewriting late assignments, regardless of the grade awarded.  Students must contact faculty in advance of due date to discuss extensions.

All assignments must be correctly documented using MLA criteria – in-text citations for quotes and paraphrasing; MLA Works Cited page – and follow the criteria established by the instructor, unless otherwise noted. If an assignment is missed due to class absence, any official documentation that might be grounds for arranging a make-up opportunity must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class.  Make-up opportunities do not apply to all graded assignments.

Test and Exam dates have been pre-arranged and are non-negotiable.  If a test/exam is missed, the student must provide official documentation to support the reason for the absence within one week to the instructor.  Make-up tests or exams will be granted for extenuating circumstances only and at the discretion of the faculty. 

For further information on evaluation and academic standing, please refer to the Seneca College Academic Policy

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment No.1 5%
Assignment No.2 5%
Assignment no. 3 5%
Term Test 20%
Portfolio 25%
Major Project 20%
Final Exam 20%

Approved by: Lisa Somers