Associate of Applied Science Degree

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: 4 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

16 Hours

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

General Education Area I – ENGL 1101

General Education Area III – MATH 1111, MATH 1100 or MATH 1101

INDS 1100 Interior Design Fundamentals

INDS 1115 Technical Drawing

19 Hours

INDS 1130 Materials and Resources

INDS 1145 CAD Fund for Interior Design

INDS 1150 History Interiors & Architech I

INDS 1135 Textiles for Interiors

INDS 1125 Lighting Tech for Interiors

General Ed Area II – PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101 *

16 Hours

INDS 1120 Codes & Build Systems/Interiors

INDS 1155 History Interiors & Architect II

INDS 2210 Design Studio I

INDS 2215 Design Studio II

General Education Area IV – HUMN 1101 or ARTS 1101 *

17 Hours

INDS 1170 Interiors Internship

INDS 1160 Interiors Seminar

INDS 2230 Design Studio III

INDS 2240 Business Practices Design Prof

General Education Class (any Gen Ed Area)


For the general educational courses noted with an (*), students can select from classes listed on pages 89-90. All associate's degree students are required to take a minimum of 15 general educational course credits. A minimum of one course must be selected from course Area I, Area II, Area III and Area IV.