SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2024 8:57:14 PMINDE 64.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  INDE 64.1Title:  PROF PRACT INTER DESIGN  
Full Title:  Professional Practices for Interior Design
Last Reviewed:8/14/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  INDE 112

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the business aspects of the interior design profession. Topics include ethics, contracts, licensing, ordering, client-designer relationships, costs, billing and fee schedules.  Students will also gain experience measuring, estimating, and budgeting for a design project.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the business aspects of the interior design profession. Topics include ethics, contracts, licensing, ordering, client-designer relationships, costs, billing and fee schedules.  Students will also gain experience measuring, estimating, and budgeting for a design project.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, 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 the steps and legal requirements necessary to establish a
       design business.
3.      Discuss the issues and procedures involved in conducting a
       successful interior design business.
4.      Utilize processes to effectively manage the business's finances.
5.      Measure, estimate and calculate costs and prepare a budget for
       a design project prior to entering a contractual relationship with
       a client.
6.      Prepare a project estimate and a design contract.
7.      Develop a visual presentation including a perspective drawing
       to inform the client of what the design will look like.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Introduction to the Profession of Interior Design
      A. The profession
      B. Ethics
      C. Professional conduct
II.    How to Establish an Interior Design Practice
      A. Planning a new interior design practice
         1. Advantages and disadvantages of business ownership
         2. Starting a new design practice
      B. Professional and legal advice and counsel
      C. Business formations
      D. Legal filings
      E. Place of business
         1. home-based business
         2. office outside home
         3. working for others
      F. City & state permits, licenses, board of equalization & sales
         permit
      G. Writing a business plan
      H. Establishing an interior design library
III.   The Business of Interior Design
      A. Business organization and management
      B. Planning, budgeting, and measuring performance
      C. Legal issues related to employment
      D. Legal responsibilities
      E. Warranties and product liability
IV.    Managing the Business's Finances
      A. Financial accounting
      B. Financial management and records
      C. Determining, structuring, and collecting design fees
         1. retainer
         2. hourly
         3. commission
      D. Preparing design contracts
      E. Product pricing considerations
      F. Sale of goods and the uniform commercial code
V.     Project Management
      A. Project management techniques
      B. Working with trade sources and vendors
      C. Contract documents and specifications
VI.   Interior designer/client relationships
      A. Building client relationships
      B. Listening to a client's perceived wants
      C. Determining the actual needs of the client
      D. Creating a masterplan prior to commencing work
      E. Preparing and providing estimates and estimate sheets
      F. Visual presentations
      G. Perspective drawing
      H. Contractual relationship with a client
VII.  Marketing interior design services
      A. Promoting an interior design practice
      B. Developing an advertising plan
      C. Advanced promotional skills
      D. Writing a professional resume and cover letter

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Reading: 15- 30 pages per week.
Problem solving:
2. Prepare format for a design contract.
3. Develop format for a masterplan.
4. Create format for an estimate sheet.
5. Develop a vendor contact list.
Skill demonstration:
6. Prepare perspective drawings and presentations (1-3).
7. Final project: design project.
Writing:
8. Business plan, advertising plan, and financial records plan.
9. Resume and cover letter.
Other:
10. Notebook and glossary file.
Exams:
11. Midterm and final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 30%
See listed writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 25%
See listed problem solving assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 25%
Perspective drawings and presentations; final proj
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation; notebook


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Professional Practices for Interior Designers, 3rd Edition by
Cristine M. Piotrowski. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability, Mary
V. Knackstedt, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006.

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