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Interior Design Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 37
Term Effective: Fall 2023


The Interior Design Certificate of Achievement prepares students for employment in full service interior design firms, retail establishments, architectural firms, space planning agencies, real estate, and development companies.

For students interested in pursuing an Associate degree, a major program is available.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Apply problem solving to produce practical solutions to clients’ space needs by applying the materials, methods, and principles of interior design, including historical, sustainable and design for special populations;
  2. Use manual and digital graphic methods and oral presentation skills to communicate interior design solutions to sub-contractors, suppliers, and clients;
  3. Identify the business practices, building codes, and professional ethics of the interior design trade.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Interior Design Certificate program are:

  • Complete 37 units from
    • Interior Design Requirements

Interior Design Requirements - complete 37.00 units
APTECH 46Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
APTECH 59Architectural CAD2.00
ARCH 60Digital Presentation Graphics2.00
ARCH 653D Modeling with Revit2.00
INDE 20Introduction to Interior Design3.00
INDE 50Drafting and Drawing for Interiors3.00
INDE 52Interior Environment and Space Planning3.00
INDE 62History of Interior Design3.00
INDE 63Interior Products, Materials, and Lighting3.00
INDE 64Professional Practices for Interior Design3.00
INDE 71Interior Design Studio3.00
INDE 73Portfolio Development2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
INDE 67Interior Illustration and Rendering3.00
INDE 122Kitchen and Bath Design3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ARCH 2.1History of World Architecture: Prehistory to Gothic3.00
ARCH 2.2History of World Architecture: Gothic to 20th Century3.00
ARCH 2.3History of World Architecture: 20th Century to Contemporary3.00
ARCH 12Introduction to Environmental Design3.00
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
ART 5Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7ADrawing and Composition 13.00
ART 82Beginning Digital Photography3.00
BMK 50Marketing3.00
BMK 51High Tech Selling and Pursuing a Sales Career3.00
BMK 54Advertising, Branding, & Digital Marketing3.00
BMK 57Introduction to Public Relations1.50
BMK 59Consumer Behavior1.50
COMM 1Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
COMM 4Survey of Communication3.00
CONS 103Construction Materials, Methods and Equipment3.00
CONS 105Construction Contract Documents3.00
CS 71.11Adobe Illustrator 13.00
CS 74.11Introduction to Digital Media3.00

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.

Previous Versions:

Interior Design - effective Fall 2022
Interior Design - effective Fall 2020
Interior Design - effective Fall 2019
Interior Design - effective Fall 2018
Interior Design - effective Spring 2018
Interior Design - effective Fall 2017
Interior Design: Residential - effective Summer 2012
Interior Design: Residential - effective Fall 2010
Interior Design: Residential - effective Spring 2008
Interior Design: Residential - effective Fall 1981

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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