Interior Design: Residential Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 45.0

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: Fall 2017

Previous Versions:

Interior Design: Residential - effective Fall 2010
Interior Design: Residential - effective Spring 2008
Interior Design: Residential - effective Fall 1981


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

The Interior Design: Residential 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 pursing an Associate degree, a major program is available. More information about the Interior Design programs can be found at the Consumer and Family Studies website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Read a blueprint;
  2. prepare practical, workable floor plans, layouts, and elevations that meet the clients' needs;
  3. prepare drawings that can communicate the desired outcomes to suppliers, workers, etc;
  4. discern client's desires and needs and translate them into concrete outcomes; and
  5. manage a residential project from specification to execution.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Interior Design: Residential program are:

  • Complete 45.0 units from
    • Interior Design: Residential Requirements

Interior Design: Residential Requirements - complete 45.00 units
APTECH 46Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
CONS 60Blueprint Reading: Residential2.00
FASH 8Introductory Textiles3.00
INDE 20Introduction to Interior Design3.00
INDE 50Basic Drafting for Interior Design3.00
INDE 52Interior Environment and Space Planning3.00
INDE 62.1History of Furniture 13.00
INDE 63Interior Products, Materials, and Lighting3.00
INDE 64.1Professional Practices for Interior Design3.00
INDE 67Interior Illustration and Rendering3.00
INDE 128Barrier Free Interior Design3.00
INDE 138International Practices in Interior Design3.00
INDE 140Portfolios for Interior Design2.00
SPCH 1AIntroduction to Public Speaking3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 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 3.00 units from the following:
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
FASH 57Fashion Buying3.00

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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