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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 46 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
CONS 60 Blueprint Reading: Residential2.00
FASH 8 Introductory Textiles3.00
INDE 20 Introduction to Interior Design3.00
INDE 50 Basic Drafting for Interior Design3.00
INDE 52 Interior Environment and Space Planning3.00
INDE 62.1 History of Furniture 13.00
INDE 63 Interior Products, Materials, and Lighting3.00
INDE 64.1 Professional Practices for Interior Design3.00
INDE 67 Interior Illustration and Rendering3.00
INDE 83 Lighting Design3.00
INDE 114 Computerized Business Management for Interior Design3.00
INDE 122 Kitchen and Bath Design3.00
INDE 128 Barrier Free Interior Design3.00
INDE 131 History of Furniture 23.00
INDE 132 Furniture and Product Design3.00
INDE 135 Working Drawings for Interior Design3.00
INDE 136 Interior Design Studio3.00
INDE 137 Commercial Design3.00
INDE 138 International Practices in Interior Design3.00
INDE 140 Portfolios for Interior Design2.00
INDE 151 Interior Design Project Management3.00
SPCH 1A Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ART 2.1 History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3 History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ART 3 Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4 Principles of Color3.00
FASH 57 Fashion Buying3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing 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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