Interior Design, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science

The Interior Design program provides quality education to prepare students for entry level employment in the interior design field or to transfer to an accredited university for further education. The curriculum provides a foundation education covering a broad range of topics in interior design, art history, furniture history, and basic design. Computer aided drafting, rendering and business practices round out the curriculum. Career opportunities exist in a diverse array of fields including retail marketing, residential design, commercial design, space planning, kitchen and bath design and design support for designers specializing in these fields. The curriculum can be completed in two years; however, students may enroll on a part-time basis. There are no entry requirements, but many Interior Design courses have prerequisites to ensure that students are properly prepared for advanced coursework.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ART 131 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
IDS 100 Theory and Techniques of Interior Design 3
IDS 105 Architectural Drafting for Interior Design 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
ART 102 History of Art: Renaissance to Modern 3
1ART Elective 3
CST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3
IDS 106 Three-Dimensional Drawing and Rendering 3
IDS 245 Computer Aided Drafting for Interior Designers 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
IDS 109 Styles of Furniture and Interiors 3
IDS 205 Materials and Sources 3
IDS 215 Theory and Research in Commercial Design 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
Total 15
4th Semester
IDS 206 Lighting and Furnishings 3
Choose One
IDS 221 Designing Commercial Interiors I 4
IDS 285 Portfolio and Resume Preparation for Interior Designers 3
IDS 225 Business Procedures 3
Choose One
IDS 290 Coordinated Internship 3
2IDS Elective 3
3 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 61-62
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic
ART
101
3
Two-Dimensional Design
ART
131
3
ENG
111
3
IDS
100
3
IDS
105
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
ART
102
3
Elective
1ART
3
Introduction to Human Communication
CST
110
3
IDS
106
3
IDS
245
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
IDS
109
3
IDS
205
3
IDS
215
3
MTH
154
3
PSY
200
3
Total 15
4th Semester
IDS
206
3
Choose One
IDS
221
4
IDS
285
3
IDS
225
3
Choose One
Coordinated Internship
IDS
290
3
Elective
2IDS
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
3
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 61-62

1 Select  from ART 132 , IDS 130 , ART 121, ART 140, BUS 100, BUS 116.

2 Select from IDS 246,  IDS 235, ART 217, ART 251, ARC 200, BUS 201, MKT 201, MKT 215, MKT 216, or HRT 260.

3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution

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