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Interior Design: Retail Merchandising (AA) Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 24
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Term Effective: Fall 2010


The Interior Design Retail major prepares students for employment in a number of interior retail merchandising areas such as, home accessory, countertop surface, wholesale design, do-it-yourself merchandise, floor coverings, furniture, lighting, paint, and wallcoverings.

For students interested in pursuing a Certificate of Achievement, a certificate program is available.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognize appropriate color coordination, proportion, scale, balance, and room layout for the specific needs of the client;
  2. utilize effective sales techniques in a retail setting;
  3. demonstrate ability to recognize and select materials appropriate to clients' needs for a project;
  4. present design options visually to clients;
  5. demonstrate the ability to purchase, deliver, and install goods for clients and follow-up with good business practices geared to the interior design industry; and
  6. use critical thinking skills to analyze interior retail merchandising methods and applications.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Interior Design: Retail Merchandising (AA) program are:

  • Complete 24 units from
    • Interior Design: Retail Merchandising Requirements

Interior Design: Retail Merchandising Requirements - complete 24.00 units
FASH 8Introductory Textiles3.00
INDE 20Introduction to Interior Design3.00
INDE 50Basic Drafting for Interior Design3.00
INDE 63Interior Products, Materials, and Lighting3.00
INDE 64.1Professional Practices for Interior Design3.00
INDE 68Business Management for Interior Design3.00
SPCH 1AIntroduction to Public Speaking3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
FASH 57Fashion Buying3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2010

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.

Term Inactive: Summer 2012

Previous Versions:

Interior Design: Retail Merchandising - effective Spring 2008
Interior Design: Retail Merchandising - effective Fall 2003

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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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