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Interior Design


View Interior Design––Preprofessional AA (R): 102
View Interior Design––Preprofessional AAS (R): 306
View Introductory Interior Design Certificate (R): 226
View Advanced Interior Design Certificate (R): 224
View Design Industry Partnership Certificate (R): 225


Students interested in interior design can earn an AA, AAS,  or a certificate (three certificates are available). 


Interior Design––Preprofessional (R): 102
Arts and Sciences AA

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 AA 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
ARTT 100 Introduction to Drawing (ARTD) 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
IDES 101 Interior Design I
3
IDES 107 Interiors: Design Principles 3
IDES 110
Interiors: Technical Drawing and Drafting 3
  Health foundation
1
Second Semester
IDES 111
Interior Design II† 3
IDES 116
Interiors:  Advanced Presentation Techniques† 3
Elective (200 level)‡ 1
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Third Semester
ARTT 200 Art Histroy:  Ancient to 1400 (ARTD)
OR
ARTT 209 Architectural History Ancient to 1400 (ARTD)
OR
IDES 211
Historic Interiors I (ARTD)†
3
COMM 108
Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF)
3
IDES 221
Interior Design Residential†
3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution**
3
   Natural science distribution
3
Fourth Semester
ARTT 201 Art History:  1400 to Present  (ARTD)
OR
ARTT 210 Architectural History 1400 to Present   (ARTD)
OR
IDES 212 Historic Interiors II † (ARTD)
3
IDES 222 Interior Design Commercial/Contract 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution**
3
  Humanities distribution
3
  Natural science distribution with lab††
4
Total Credit Hours 60

* ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL 102/103 or general elective

† This IDES course may not be offered every semester; advising by interior design coordinator is required.

‡  Students should consult with interior design adviser before selecting professional electives.
**T he two three-credit-hour behavioral and social sciences courses must be from different disciplines.
† † CH 109A and B or PH 110 is recommended. 

Program Outcomes for the Arts and Sciences AA  - 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.
  • Apply interior design principles and ethics.
  • Execute presentation and construction drawings.
  • Demonstrate basic fine art drawing skills 
  • Apply design principles and color theory in the execution of interior design projects.

Interior Design––Preprofessional (R): 306
AAS

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.


Preprofessional General Track (306A)


First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
IDES 101 Interior Design I
3
IDES 107 Interiors: Design Principles 3
IDES 110
Interiors: Technical Drawing and Drafting 3
Speech foundation
3
  IDES elective (200 level)†
2
Second Semester
IDES 111
Interior Design II† 3
IDES 116
Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques† 3
English foundation 3
  Health foundation
1
Mathematics foundation 3
  IDES elective (200 level)† 2
Third Semester
IDES 120 Interiors; Computer Presentation Techniques 3
IDES elective (200 level)† 2
IDES 211
Historic Interiors I (ARTD)‡ 
3
IDES 221
Interior Design Residential†
3
IDES 234 Textiles ‡
3
Natural science distribution with lab
4
Fourth Semester
IDES 212
Historic Interiors II ‡ 
3
IDES 222 Interior Design Commercial/Contract ‡ 3
IDES 272
Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design‡
3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
IDES elective (200 level)
3
Total Credit Hours  for the General Track  65

* ENGL 101  if needed for ENGL 102/103

†  Students should consult with interior design adviser before selecting professional electives, Maximum of 4 credits from IDES 262, IDES 275, IDES 280, IDES 285.  Minimum of 5 credits from IDES 1-credit courses.

‡ This IDES course ins not offered every semester, advising by interior design coordinator is required. 


NKBA-Accredited Track (306B)


First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
IDES 101 Interior Design I
3
IDES 107 Interiors: Design Principles 3
IDES 110
Interiors: Technical Drawing and Drafting 3
Speech foundation
3
NKBA track elective (200 level)
2
Second Semester
IDES 111
Interior Design II† 3
IDES 116
Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques* 3
 NKBA track elective (200 level) 
2
English foundation 3
Health foundation
1
Mathematics foundation 3
Third Semester
IDES 120 Interiors; Computer Presentation Techniques 3
NKBA track elective (200 level)
2
IDES 211
Historic Interiors I (ARTD)*
3
IDES 221
Interior Design Residential*
3
IDES 234 Textiles I
3
Natural science distribution with lab
4
Fourth Semester
IDES 212
Historic Interiors II *
3
IDES 222 Interior Design Commercial/Contract  3
IDES 261
Interiors:  Professional Practicum Internship†
3
IDES 272
Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design*
3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
Total Credit Hours for the NKBA Track    65

*  This IDES 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 AAS  -  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.
  • Execute presentation and construction drawings.

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Introductory Interior Design Certificate (R): 226

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.

Program Requirements
IDES 101 Interior Design I 3
IDES 107 Interiors: Design Principles* 3
IDES 110 Interiors:  Technical Drawing and Drafting 3
IDES 111 Interior Design II* 3
IDES 116 Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques*
                                            OR
IDES 120 Interiors: Computer Presentation Techniques* 3
IDES 211 Historic Interiors I*
                                            OR
  IDES professional electives† 3
IDES 212 Historic Interiors II*
                                           OR
  IDES professional electives† 3
IDES 272 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3
  IDES professional electives† 6
Total credit hours  30

* This IDES course may not be offered every semester.
† IDES professional electives: IDES 221, IDES 222, IDES 234, IDES 275, and 1-credit IDES 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.

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Advanced Interior Design Certificate (R): 224

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.

 Program Requirements   
IDES 116 Interiors: Advanced Presentation Techniques*  
                                        and/or
IDES 120 Interiors: Computer Presentation Techniques* 3 -6
IDES 211 Historic Interiors I*
                                        and/or
IDES 212 Historic Interiors II* 3-6
 
IDES 221 Interior Design: Residential*  
                                          and/or
IDES 222 Interior Design: Commercial/Contract* 3-6
IDES 272 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3
  ARCH and/or IDES professional electives† 9–18
Total credit hours  30
* This IDES course may not be offered every semester.
† Electives: IDES 234, IDES 262, IDES 275, one credit IDES professional electives, or ARCH 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 

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Design Industry Partnership Certificate (R): 225

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.

Program Requirements
IDES 101 Interior Design I 3
IDES 107 Interiors: Design Principles 3
IDES 110 Interiors: Technical Drawing and Drafting* 3
IDES 111 Interior Design II * 3
IDES 272 Business Practices and Procedures for Interior Design* 3
  Industry partner discipline elective† 15
Total credit hours  30
* This IDES 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.
  • 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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Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
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