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Interior Design: Commercial (AA) Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 75
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Term Effective: Summer 2012


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 75 units from
    • Interior Design: Commercial Requirements

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Interior Design: Commercial Requirements - complete 75.00 units
CONS 60Blueprint Reading: Residential2.00
INDE 20Introduction to Interior Design3.00
INDE 52Interior Environment and Space Planning3.00
INDE 63Interior Products, Materials, and Lighting3.00
INDE 67Interior Illustration and Rendering3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
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 4Principles of Color3.00
FASH 57Fashion Buying3.00

Term Effective: Summer 2012

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: Spring 2013

Previous Versions:

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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