Interiors

Associate of Applied Science Degree
IN13

Program Description
The interiors program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s interiors field. The interiors program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include non-textile and textile use, materials usage; basic blueprint reading; codes, building systems; use of computers in drafting; communication with architects, contractors and clients; historical perspective of architecture; interior design fundamentals; selection and use of furniture and interior finishes; client presentations and business principles. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of interiors. Required core classes give students a well-balanced foundation of English and math which allows students to expand their knowledge of humanities, literature, and art. Electives allow the student to specialize according to career goals. Graduates of the program receive an interiors degree. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Note: Technical courses in this program are subject to a livework/supply reimbursement charge.

Employment Opportunities
Residential, commercial decorator/designer, independent or retail decorator/designer, project coordinator, showroom manager, visual merchandiser, sales representative


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Core Courses

 

15

Area I – Language Arts/Communication (Successful completion of ENGL 1101 is required)

Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 1101

3

Literature and Composition

ENGL 1102

3

Public Speaking

SPCH 1101

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose ONE of the following)

Principles of Economics

ECON 1101

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2105

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2106

3

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1101

3

World History I

HIST 1111

3

World History II

HIST 1112

3

U. S. History I

HIST 2111

3

U.S. History II

HIST 2112

3

American Government

POLS 1101

3

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 1101

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
(Successful completion of MATH 1111 or MATH 1100 or MATH 1101 is required)

College Algebra

MATH 1111

3

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

MATH 1100

3

Math Modeling

MATH 1101

3

Physical Science I

PHSC 1111

3

Conceptual Physics & Lab

PHYS 1110/L

3/1

Introductory Physics I & Lab

PHYS 1111/L

3/1

Biology I & Lab

BIOL 1111/L

3/1

Chemistry I & Lab

CHEM 1211/L

3/1

Chemistry II & Lab

CHEM 1212/L

3/1

College Trigonometry

MATH 1112

3

Precalculus

MATH 1113

3

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1127

3

Calculus I

MATH 1131

3

Calculus II

MATH 1132

3

Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Choose ONE of the following)

Art Appreciation

ARTS 1101

3

American Literature

ENGL 2130

3

Introduction to Humanities

HUMN1101

3

Music Appreciation

MUSC 1101

3

General Education Elective: To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes on pages 90-91.

Essential Technical Courses

 

53

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Interior Design Fundamentals

INDS 1100

4

Technical Drawing for Interior Designers

INDS 1115

4

Codes and Building Systems for Interiors

INDS 1120

3

Lighting Technologies for Interiors

INDS 1125

2

Materials and Resources

INDS 1130

4

CAD Fundamentals for Interior Design

INDS 1145

3

History of Interiors and Architecture I

INDS 1150

4

Textiles for Interiors

INDS 1135

3

History of Interiors and Architecture II

INDS 1155

4

Interiors Seminar

INDS 1160

3

Design Studio I

INDS 2210

3

Design Studio II

INDS 2215

3

Design Studio III

INDS 2230

3

Interiors Internship

INDS 1170

3

Business Practices for Design Professionals

INDS 2240

5

 

Total Hours

68

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, INDS 1100 and INDS 1115