Interior Design: Fundamentals Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 12.0

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.


This accelerated certificate program will provide an introduction to the field of Interior Design. It includes the history of Interior Design, graphic communicaiton skills, and criteria for choosing furnishings for an interior. Students can build on this certificate towards a Technical and Residential Certificate in Interior Design or an AA degree in Interior Design.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify what skills are necessary to become a professional Interior Designer.
  2. Evaluate materials and lighting to create residential/commercial interiors.
  3. Analyze the history of architecture, interiors, and furnishings for a better understanding of current design trends.
  4. Demonstrate how to hand-draft to scale in order to communicate with sub-contractors and clients.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Interior Design: Fundamentals program are:

  • Complete 12.0 units from
    • Interior Design Fundamentals

Interior Design Fundamentals - complete 12.00 units
INDE 20Introduction to Interior Design3.00
INDE 50Drafting and Drawing for Interiors3.00
INDE 62History of Interior Design3.00
INDE 63Interior Products, Materials, and Lighting3.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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