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Students interested in interior design can earn an A.A., an A.A.S., a certificate (three certificates are available), or a letter of recognition. These programs are described in the following sections.


Interior Design––Preprofessional (R): 102
Arts and Sciences A.A. 
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2007

This transfer program offers beginning college-level courses for students who desire to continue study toward an advanced interior design degree. Content offerings will include concentration on general studies and interior design foundations, fundamental design, drawing, color, space planning, finish treatments, and professional business practices for interior designers. Technical development will include basic knowledge of drafting, historical topics and presentation techniques for interior designers. Completion of all requirements for this program will lead to the award of the A.A. in arts and sciences.

A suggested course sequence for students follows; all students should consult an interior design adviser before entering the program.

First Semester
AR 101 Introduction to Drawing 3
ID 101 Interior Design I 3
ID 103 Interiors: Design Principles 3
ID 105 Interiors: Technical Drawing & Drafting 3
  Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3

Second Semester
  English foundation 3
ID 104 Interior Design II* 3
  ID professional electivesˆ  3
  Humanities distribution 3
  Natural sciences lab distribution 4

Third Semester
AR 107  Art History I  
  or
AR 209 History of Architecture I 
  or
ID 211 Historic Interiors I* 3
ID 106 Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques* 3
ID 221 Interior Design: Residential* 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution  6

Fourth Semester
AR 108 Art History II  
  or
AR 210 History of Architecture II
  or
ID 212 Historic Interiors II 3
ID 222 Interior Design: Commercial/Contract* 3
ID 260 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  Natural sciences non-lab distribution  3


Total credit hours  62

* This ID course may not be offered every semester; advising by interior design coordinator is required.
CH 109A and B or PH 110 is recommended. 
ˆStudents should consult with interior design advisor before selecting professional electives.

Program Outcomes for the Arts and Sciences A.A. - Interior Design - Preprofessional

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply design principles and color theory in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Identify the correct textiles, materials, finishes, and furniture for specifications.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve interior design problems.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of one of the following: Historic Interiors, Art History or Architectural History.
  • Be familiar with interior design principles and ethics.
  • Execute presentation and construction drawings.
  • Be familiar with the practice and ethics of interior design.
  • Demonstrate basic reading, writing, speaking, and math skills.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of two natural sciences, two social and/or behavioral sciences and two humanities, of their choice, as required for transfer to a four-year program.
  • Demonstrate basic fine art drawing skills


Interior Design––Preprofessional (R): 306
A.A.S. 
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2007

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in interior design and related professions or for portfolio preparation for transfer to out-of-state instructions. Content offerings will include fundamental design, drawing, color, space planning, historical topics; fabrics, lighting, window, wall, and floor treatments; and professional business practices for interior designers. Technical development will include architectural drafting; preparation of estimates; dressing analysis; kitchen, bath, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems; and advanced presentation techniques for interior designers. Completion of requirements for this program will lead to the award of the A.A.S. Students may select one of two tracks: the General track allows students to select nine (9) ID professional electives; the NKBA track meets the requirements of the National Kitchen and Bath Association endorsement and requires specific courses instead. A grade of B or better is required in all interior design classes for the NKBA track degree. If these conditions are not met, a General track degree will be awarded. Students with the NKBA track degree will be able to sit for the NKBA AKBD examination upon graduation.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should consult an interior design adviser before entering the program.

General Education and Other Requirements:  (53 Credit Hours)
General Track and NKBA Endorsed Track 
  English foundation 3
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Health foundation 1
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Speech foundation 3
  Natural sciences lab distribution†  4
     
ID 101 Interior Design I 3
ID 103 Interiors: Design Principles 3
ID 104 Interior Design II* 3
ID 105 Interiors: Technical Drawing and Drafting 3
ID 106 Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques* 3
ID 180 Interiors: Computer Presentation Techniques* 3
ID 211 Historic Interiors I* 3
ID 212 Historic Interiors II*  
ID 221 Interior Design: Residential* 3
ID 222 Interior Design: Commercial/Contract* 3
ID 234 Textiles 3
ID 260 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3

* This ID course is not offered every semester; advising by interior design coordinator is required.
CH 109A and B or PH 110 is recommended.

General Track (R): 306 A (Professional Electives - Select 9 credit hours)
ID 243 Kitchen Design *ˆ
1
ID 244 Bath Design *ˆ
1
ID 245 Kitchen & Bath Appliances & Equipment *ˆ
1
ID 246 Interiors Systems*ˆ
1
ID 247 Codes for Interiors *ˆ
1
ID 248 Interior Materials & Finishes*ˆ

1

ID 249 Interiors: Green Design*ˆ
1
ID 250 Lighting*ˆ
1
ID 252 Faux Finishes*ˆ
1
ID 253 Furniture Design*ˆ
1
ID 254 Furniture Production*ˆ
1
ID 255 Accessible Design*ˆ
1
ID 256 Government Contracts*ˆ

1

ID 261 Interiors: Prof. Practicum/Internship
1-3
ID 262 Interiors: Professional Experience
1-3
ID 263 Projects in Interior Design*ˆ

1

ID 264 Portfolio Review & Preparation*ˆ
1
ID 281 Interiors: Independent Study / Research

1-3

ID 282 Interiors: Advanced Independent Study / Research
1-3
Total credit hours for General Track 62

* This ID course may not be offered every semester; advising by interior design adviser is required.
ˆ Students should consult with interior design adviser before selecting professional electives. Maximum of 4 credits from ID 261, ID 262, ID 281, ID 282. Minimum of 5 credits from ID 1-credit courses.

NKBA Endorsed Track (R): 306 B (9 Credit Hours)
ID 243 Kitchen Design*
1
ID 244 Bath Design*

1

ID 245 Kitchen & Bath Appliances & Equipment *
1
ID 246 Interior Systems*
1
ID 247 Codes for Interiors*
1
ID 248 Materials & Finishes*
1
ID 261 Interiors Professional Prac/Internship†
3
Total credit hours for NKBA Track 62

* This ID course may not be offered every semester; advising by interior design adviser is required.
† Internship must be approved by interior design adviser.

Program Outcomes for Arts & Sciences A.A.S.  -  Interior Design  -  Paraprofessional

General and NKBA Endorsed Tracks

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply design principles and color theory in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Identify the correct textiles, materials, finishes, and furniture for specifications.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve interior design problems.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the historic styles of interior design.
  • Be familiar with interior design principles and ethics.
  • Execute presentation and construction drawings.
  • Be familiar with the practice and ethics of interior design.
  • Demonstrate basic reading, writing, speaking and math skills.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of one natural science and a social or behavioral science of their choice.

Introductory Interior Design Certificate (R): 226 
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2007

This curriculum is intended to provide new skills for individuals with no previous related education or experience; for students currently employed in unrelated careers, intending to make a significant career change; and for individuals intending to enter a first career in an entry-level assistantship position. Focus includes general foundation core education in interior design, combined with advanced and more technical courses, geared specifically to meet the career goals of the student. Course selection requires close supervision by the interior design adviser.

ID 101 Interior Design I 3
ID 103 Interiors: Design Principles* 3
ID 104 Interior Design II* 3
ID 105 Interiors: Technical Drawing and Drafting* 3
ID 106 Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques*
  or
ID 180 Interiors: Computer Presentation Techniques* 3
ID 211 Historic Interiors I*
  or
  ID professional electives† 3
ID 212 Historic Interiors II*
  or
  ID professional electives† 3
ID 260 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3
  ID professional electives† 6


Total credit hours  30

* This ID course may not be offered every semester.

† ID professional electives: ID 221, ID 222, ID 234, ID 261 and 1-credit ID professional electives. Select electives in consultation with interior design adviser
.



Program Outcomes for the Interior Design Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply design principles and color theory at a basic level in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Identify the correct textiles, materials, finishes and furniture for simple specifications.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve simple interior design problems.
  • Execute basic presentation and construction drawings.
  • Be familiar with interior design principles and ethics.

Advanced Interior Design Certificate (R): 224
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2007

This curriculum is intended to upgrade skills for currently employed individuals in interiors-related careers, to provide new skills, or to provide skills for a change in job specialization. The concentration is on technical and specialized education in advanced design topics, such as lighting, kitchen, bath, office, ADA, specifications, and other specialty career options within the interior design profession. Portfolio and/or resume review approval by the program adviser is required prior to enrollment in the advanced courses.

ID 106 Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques*
  and/or
ID 180 Interiors: Computer Presentation Techniques* 3 (6)
ID 211 Historic Interiors I*
  and/or
ID 212 Historic Interiors II* 3 (6)
 
ID 221 Interior Design: Residential*
  and/or
ID 222 Interior Design: Commercial/Contract* 3 (6)
ID 260 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3
  CT and/or ID professional electives† 9–18


Total credit hours  30

* This ID course may not be offered every semester.

Electives: ID 234, ID 261, ID 262, 1-credit ID professional electives, or CT elective, as determined in consultation with the interior design adviser.

Program Outcomes for the Advanced Interior Design Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply design principles and color theory in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Identify the correct textiles, materials, finishes and furniture for specifications.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve interior design problems.
  • Execute presentation and construction drawings.
  • Be familiar with interior design principles and et


Design Industry Partnership Certificate (R): 225 
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2007

This curriculum is intended to provide basic skills and foundation education in interior design and in a specialized career topic, indirectly related to interior design, in disciplines that partner with the interior design community. Typical interior design industry partners include advertising designers, architects, business owners (merchandising/retailing), contractors and builders, craftspeople, custom fabricators (drapery, etc.), fine artists (including sculptors), furniture designers and manufacturers, health care providers, insurance brokers, interior landscape designers, interior photographers, lawyers, mural artists and faux finishers, product representatives, specifiers and drafts people, theater and set designers, weavers and textile manufacturers, and Web designers.

The curriculum will provide the necessary knowledge of interior design as it relates to the student’s success in a career that requires a professional partnership with interior designers. The selected interior design courses will be taken in combination with the courses selected from the other discipline, or the student will demonstrate experience and accomplishment or completion of the other discipline. College sources, such as program coordinators from the “partner” disciplines, will be consulted for advising in the course selection. Close advising by the interior design coordinator is required.

ID 101 Interior Design I 3
ID 103 Interiors: Design Principles* 3
ID 104 Interior Design II* 3
ID 105 Interiors: Technical Drawing and Drafting* 3
ID 260 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3
  Industry partner discipline elective† 15


Total credit hours  30

* This ID course may not be offered every semester.

Select industry partner discipline electives related to student goals in consultation with program advisers. Elective areas may include accounting, architecture, art, building trades, business/management, computer graphics, construction, landscape, law, photography, and other areas as appropriate.

Up to 12 credits can be waived, with appropriate proof of career success in one of the industry partner disciplines named.


Program Outcomes for the Design Industry Partnership Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply design principles and color theory at a basic level in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve simple interior design problems.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve simple interior design problems.
  • Execute basic presentation and construction drawings.
  • Complete similar studies in a related field.
  • Integrate their studies in interior design into their other field of study.

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