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PROF PRACTICES INDE||
Professional Practices for Interior Design
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
This course is designed to provide the students with a knowledge of the business aspects in creating interiors including topics on ethics, contracts, licensing, ordering, client-designer relationships, costs, billing and fee schedules. This course will include experience in measuring, estimating, and budgeting for a design project.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
This course is designed to provide the students with a knowledge of the business aspects in creating interiors including topics on ethics, contracts, licensing, ordering, client-designer realtionships, costs, billing & fee schedules. This course will include experience in measuring, estimating & budgeting for a design project.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1993||Inactive:||Summer 2007
The student will be able to:
1. Describe how an interior designer must work with a client in a
relationship that involves ethics and professional conduct from
initial stages of project to its completion.
2. Describe how to start a design business with emphasis on licensing
and contractual relationships.
3. List how an interior designer must conduct a business dealing with
contracts, orders, shipments, installations, estimating costs and
4. Plan a budget, measure, estimate and calculate the costs for a
design project prior to entering a contractual relationship with a
5. Render a 3 dimensional sketch using perspective drawing as a
technique to inform the client visually of what the design will
6. Render a floor plan to use for placement of furnishings and to use
as a guide for the 3 dimensional sketch.
7. Compare the economics of different furnishings to determine the
8. Assess the total subject of interior planning and how it can be
utilized as a career and a lucrative field with many opportunities
Topics and Scope
Interior designer/client relationship
A. Determining the actual needs of the client
B. Listening to a client's perceived wants
C. Planning a masterplan prior to commencing work
D. Provide estimates at the initial stages of each project prior to
billings to eliminate misunderstanding.
Start a business:
A. Having place of business at home
B. Having place of business at an office outside home
C Working at a business for others
D. City & state permits, licenses, board of equalization & sales permit
E. Contracting with different vendors to supply goods and services to
Good Business ethics and conduct.
A. How a designer should structure fees and collect; retainer, hourly,
How to plan a budget, measure for all projects and calculate costs.
What type of contractual relationship to have with the client.
Drawing a floor plan and a perspective drawing to use for placement of
Furnishings and to use to visually show client ideas of design.
A project that requires the students to research an antique piece of
furniture or accessory to find origin, date, use and any other
pertinent information. To be in outline form and be reported to class
in oral form.
Notebook and glossary file
Activity work sheets
Midterm and final
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
25 - 30%
|Written homework, Term papers, NOTEBOOK||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 25%
|Homework problems, Exams, WORKSHEETS/PROBLEMS/ESTIMATES||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
20 - 25%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 15%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Completion, COMPUTATIONS/PROBLEMS||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE||
Professional Practices for Interior Designers, 2nd. Edition by
Cristine M. Piotrowski, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Publishers - 1994