Interiors

Diploma Program
IN12

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 and allow 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 diploma. (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

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Courses

 

8

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1012

3

Choose ONE of the Following

   

Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development

EMPL 1000

2

Basic Psychology

PSYC 1010

3

Essential Technical Courses

 

50

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

Business Practices for Design Professionals

INDS 2240

5

 

Total Hours

58

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, MATH 1012, INDS 1100, INDS 1115, and INDS 1120