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The Interior Design degree program prepares students to work in one of the vast array of jobs in the design industry or transfer to a baccalaureate program. Involving both creative and technical skills, the Interior Design profession is constantly evolving. NCIDQ, the board for Interior Design qualifications, defines the profession in this way: The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. The Interior Design degree requires 70 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education. Students wishing to qualify for the NCIDQ exam would need to complete additional Interior Design elective credits to satisfy NCIDQ requirements.

For more information about Interior Design, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: INTER.AAS

Program Requirements
INTER 1110Introduction to Interior Design3
INTER 1125Sustainable Design3
INTER 1135Visualization Techniques3
INTER 1150History of Interior Design3
INTER 1170Environmental Materials and Applications3
INTER 1190Interior Design Codes and Standards3
INTER 1212Computer-Aided Interior Design I3
INTER 2110Studio Foundation3
INTER 2120Furniture Specification and Budgets2
INTER 2220Interior Systems and Details3
INTER 2311Lighting I3
INTER 2680Professional Practice and Ethics3
INTER 2710Portfolio Review2
General Education
Select 18 credits according to the AAS planning worksheet 118
Program Electives
Select three credits from the following: 13
Selected Topics
Independent Study
Historical Styles Design Studio
Lighting II
Senior Design Studio
Kitchen and Bath Design I
Kitchen and Bath Design II
Furniture Design
Advanced Selected Topics
Internship (Transfer)
Select nine credits from the following: 19
Residential Design Studio
Healthcare Design Studio
Contract Design Studio
Office Design Studio
Select three credits from the following: 13
Advanced Visualization Techniques
Computer-Aided Interior Design II
Computer-Aided Interior Design III
Building Information Modeling for Interior Design
Kitchen and Bath Computer Applications
Total Credits70

In addition to the courses above.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Please note: A student's readiness to perform college-level coursework is based on the student's placement test and/or ACT scores. Below 1000-level coursework may be required prior to the student taking courses in the suggested sequences.

This is a typical program map; please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
INTER 1110 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INTER 1125 Sustainable Design 3
INTER 1135 Visualization Techniques 3
INTER 1150 History of Interior Design 3
INTER 1212 Computer-Aided Interior Design I 3
INTER 1170 Environmental Materials and Applications 3
INTER 2110 Studio Foundation 3
Technical Elective 3
INTER 2220 Interior Systems and Details 3
INTER 2311 Lighting I 3
INTER 1190 Interior Design Codes and Standards 3
Gen Ed 3
Second Year
INTER 2120 Furniture Specification and Budgets 2
INTER 2410
Residential Design Studio
or Healthcare Design Studio
Design Elective 3
Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed 3
INTER 2680 Professional Practice and Ethics 3
Studio Elective 3
Studio Elective 3
Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed 3
INTER 2710 Portfolio Review 2
Gen Ed 3
 Total Credits70

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural, or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.