Interior Design Career Program A.A.S.

Program Description

The Interior Design program is designed to develop technical skills, creativity, and an understanding of all aspects of interior design. The graduates of the program will be qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze client's needs, goals, and life safety requirements;
  2. Integrate findings with knowledge of interior design;
  3. Formulate preliminary design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriate, and functional, and in accordance with codes and standards;
  4. Develop and present final design recommendations through appropriate presentation media;
  5. Prepare working drawings and specifications for non-load bearing interior construction, reflected ceiling plans, lighting, interior detailing, materials, finishes, space planning, furnishings, fixtures, and equipment in compliance with universal accessibility guidelines and all applicable codes;
  6. Collaborate with professional services of other licensed practitioners in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical and load-bearing design as required for regulatory approval;
  7. Prepare and administer bids and contract documents as the client's agent; and
  8. Review and evaluate design solutions during implementation and upon completion.
 Requirements (60-61 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (19-20 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level MAT 3-4 credits)
 BIO 181 Environmental Science 4 credits - satisfies NCC IDS requirement
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits
 Major Requirements (41 Credits)
 ARC 105 Architectural Visualization 4 credits *
 CAD 114 Architectural CAD 3 credits
 IND 101 Interior Design Studio I 4 credits
 IND 120 Materials, Textiles and Finishes 3 credits
 IND 201 Interior Design Studio II - Residential 4 credits
 ARC 106 Building Technology 4 credits
 CAD 204 CAD 3D Architectural AutoCAD 3 credits
 IND 202 Interior Design Studio III - Commercial 4 credits
 ARC 240 Environmental Systems 3 credits
 ART 105 Architecture of the World 3 credits
Interior Design elective 3 credits
 ART 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ARC 105 Architectural Visualization 4 credits *
 CAD 114 Architectural CAD 3 credits
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level MAT 3-4 credits)
 Semester 2
 IND 101 Interior Design Studio I 4 credits
 IND 120 Materials, Textiles and Finishes 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 BIO 181 Environmental Science 4 credits
 Semester 3
 IND 201 Interior Design Studio II - Residential 4 credits
 ARC 106 Building Technology 4 credits
 CAD 204 CAD 3D Architectural AutoCAD 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits
 Semester 4
 IND 202 Interior Design Studio III - Commercial 4 credits
 ARC 240 Environmental Systems 3 credits
 ART 105 Architecture of the World 3 credits
Interior Design elective 3 credits***
 ART 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 Note:

* ARC 105 Architectural Visualization has a required co-requisite: CAD 114. Permission of the instructor may be obtained with prior knowledge of CAD.

**  IND 299 Cooperative Education Work Experience can be taken in any semester, including summer, after completing 30 credits of the program, of which at least 12 credits are ART/ARC/IND requirements, being in good academic standing, and the recommendation of the Program Coordinator.

*** IND 121 Color and Lighting for Design  is recommended.