SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 6:26:35 AMINDE 64 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  INDE 64Title:  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 Scheduled06 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  INDE 64.1

Catalog Description:
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Students will study the business aspects of the interior design profession, including ethics, business contracts, licensing, ordering, construction documents, finances, accounting, client-designer relationships, and fee schedules.  Students will 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
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Students will study the business aspects of the interior design profession, including ethics, business contracts, licensing, ordering, construction documents, finances, accounting, client-designer relationships, and fee schedules.  Students will gain experience measuring, estimating, and budgeting for a design project.
(Grade or P/NP)

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

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe the roles and interactions of the professionals involved in interior design projects and communicate with them and clients using appropriate terminology.
2. Utilize measuring, estimating, and cost-calculating to prepare budgets for design projects.
3. Describe legal requirements, ethical and professional expectations, and marketing and sales techniques needed to establish and maintain a successful interior design business.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe how an interior designer works with a client in a relationship that involves ethics and professional conduct from initial stages of a project to its completion.
2. Describe the steps and legal requirements necessary to establish a design business.
3. Discuss business procedures for conducting a successful interior design firm.
4. Utilize processes to effectively manage business finance.
5. Measure, estimate, and calculate costs to prepare a budget for an interior design project.
6. Prepare a project estimate and a design contract.
7. Develop a product sales presentation.
8. Develop a visual presentation for an interior design firm's identity.

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
    F. City and state permits, licenses, board of equalization and sales permit
    G. Business plan
    H. How to set up 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
    F. Sales tax
    G. Computer programs
    H. Time management
    I. Stress
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. Procurement of commercial furnishings
V.  Project Management
    A. Project management techniques
    B. Working with trade sources and vendors
    C. Contract documents and specifications
    D. Project managing on-line
    E. Working with architects, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors
VI. Interior Designer and 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
    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 and sales techniques
        1. Selling techniques for goods and services
        2. Role playing
    D. Writing a professional resume and cover letter
    E. Websites and other online presences
    F. The role of social media in the interior design firm

Assignments:
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1. Reading (15-30 pages per week)
2. Planning documents, including:
    A. Financial records plan
    B. Business plan
    C. Marketing plan
    D, Estimates
3. Procedural documents, including:
     A, Business and design contracts
    B. Time sheets
    C. Vendor and client contact lists
4. Professional documents, including:
     A. Design notebook
    B. Business cards
    C. Online content
    D. Resume
    E. Cover letter
5. Oral presentations for sales and marketing
6. 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
20 - 40%
Planning documents; professional documents
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Procedural documents
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Oral presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Professional Practices for Interior Designers. 6th ed. Piotrowski, Cristine. John Wiley & Sons. 2020.

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