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Interior Design: Commercial (AA) Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 81
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Spring 2013


This major/certificate is undergoing revisions. Please consult a counselor or program coordinator.

The Interior Design: Commercial major prepares students to work as a full-service interior designer, own his or her own design firm, work for a commercial interior design firm, an architect firm, a development company, or as a space planner or facility manager for a large corporation.

Continuous use of design services in residences and commercial establishments has increased the demand for qualified interior designers. The job market for the Interior Design Commercial graduate is very encouraging.

For students interested in pursing 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. Specify materials appropriate to the design, providing for practical and aesthetic needs of the clients;
  2. demonstrate the ability to incorporate the federal American Disabilities Act (ADA) rules and Universal Design in design projects;
  3. demonstrate the ability to use a computer aided drafting software program for the development of design projects;
  4. manage a commercial project from specification to execution, and
  5. use critical thinking skills to analyze commercial interior design methods and applications.

Program Requirements:

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

  • Complete 81 units from
    • Interior Design: Commercial Requirements

Interior Design: Commercial Requirements - complete 81.00 units
APTECH 46Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
FASH 8Introductory Textiles3.00
INDE 50Basic Drafting for Interior Design3.00
INDE 62.1History of Furniture 13.00
INDE 64.1Professional Practices for Interior Design3.00
INDE 83Lighting Design3.00
INDE 114Computerized Business Management for Interior Design3.00
INDE 122Kitchen and Bath Design3.00
INDE 128Barrier Free Interior Design3.00
INDE 131History of Furniture 23.00
INDE 132Furniture and Product Design3.00
INDE 135Working Drawings for Interior Design3.00
INDE 136Interior Design Studio3.00
INDE 137Commercial Design3.00
INDE 138International Practices in Interior Design3.00
INDE 140Portfolios for Interior Design2.00
INDE 151Interior Design Project Management3.00
SPCH 1AIntroduction to Public Speaking3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ART 2.1History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
FASH 57Fashion Buying3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 5Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7ADrawing and Composition 13.00

Term Effective: Spring 2013

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: Fall 2017

Previous Versions:

Interior Design: Commercial - effective Summer 2012
Interior Design: Commercial - effective Fall 2010
Interior Design: Commercial - effective Spring 2008
Interior Design: Commercial - effective Spring 2005

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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