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Interior Design Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 34
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Term Effective: Fall 2017


The Interior Design 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Apply problem solving to produce practical solutions to clients’ space needs by applying the materials, methods, and principles of interior design, including historical, sustainable and design for special populations;
  2. Use manual and digital graphic methods and oral presentation skills to communicate interior design solutions to sub-contractors, suppliers, and clients;
  3. Identify the business practices, building codes, and professional ethics of the interior design trade.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Interior Design Certificate program are:

  • Complete 34 units from
    • Interior Design Requirements

Interior Design Requirements - complete 34.00 units
APTECH 46 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
APTECH 59 Architectural CAD Basics2.00
ARCH 27 Architectural 3-D Digital Modeling2.00
ARCH 60 Digital Presentation Graphics2.00
INDE 20 Introduction to Interior Design3.00
INDE 50 Drafting and Drawing for Interiors3.00
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 136 Interior Design Studio3.00
INDE 140 Portfolios for Interior Design2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ARCH 2.1 History of World Architecture: Prehistory to Gothic3.00
ARCH 2.2 History of World Architecture: Renaissance to 20th Century3.00
ARCH 2.3 History of World Architecture: 20th Century and Contemporary3.00
ARCH 12 Introduction to Environmental Design3.00
ART 3 Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4 Principles of Color3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
ART 82 Beginning Digital Photography3.00
BMK 50 Marketing3.00
BMK 51 Principles of Selling3.00
BMK 54 Advertising3.00
BMK 57 Introduction to Public Relations1.50
BMK 59 Consumer Behavior1.50
CS 71.11 Adobe Illustrator 13.00
CS 74.11 Introduction to Digital Media3.00
SPCH 1A Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
SPCH 60 Communication Skills3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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 2018

Previous Versions:

Interior Design: Residential - effective Summer 2012
Interior Design: Residential - effective Fall 2010
Interior Design: Residential - effective Spring 2008
Interior Design: Residential - effective Fall 1981

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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