West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Interior Design

(408) 741-2013
Department Location

Faculty
Department Faculty

Degrees & Certificates

A.S Degree

Interior Design
Associate of Science

Certificates

Interior Design Certificate (2-year) 
(Gainful Employment Disclosure)

Interior Design Certificate (3-year)

Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certificate

Facilities, Planning and Design Certificate

Interior Restoration and Preservation Certificate

Transfer Information:
Info or link about transfer

Degree Requirements
and Course Descriptions

Department Chair:

Christopher Wright
408-741-2049
christopher.wright@
westvalley.edu

Division: Applied Arts & Sciences

Division Chair:
Diane Hurd
(408) 741-2110 or 
(408) 741-2406
diane.hurd@westvalley.edu

Related Links


Please visit the
West Valley College Interior Design Club.

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* WVCIDC:  "A resource for all Interior Design students."
 

Questions about Career Programs? Call 408.741.2098
email: 
cathy_aimonetti@
westvalley.edu

or stop by the Career Programs Center, AAS 35


Other Links

Interior Designer Banner

Program InformDiane Hurd in Classation

The Interior Design program is a comprehensive, professional curriculum which provides courses focusing on the vital and basic aspects of interior design. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on the fundamental relationship of interior design, architecture, and the visual and decorative arts. The program prepares students to become professional interior designers who identify, research, and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment. Designers also perform services relative to interior spaces, including design analysis, programming, space planning and aesthetics, using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings. They prepare drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

The Interior Design Program is nationally accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. It works closely with the organization to assure adherence to kitchen and bathroom design standards.
In addition to Interior Design certificates, the program offers specific advanced certificates that promote program development in terms of successful course completion, alternative basic skills, and enhanced workforce development. These certificates - Kitchen and Bath Design, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Facilities Planning and Design, Interior Restoration and Preservation - provide alternative paths, and at the same time, answer critical industry needs. Please refer to our additional "major sheet" which lists the curriculum required for these certificates, as well as additional background information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful completion of the program prepares students to become professional interior designers who are able to:

  • identify, research, and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment;
  • perform services relative to interior spaces, including design analysis, programming, space planning and aesthetics;
  • use specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings; and
  • prepare drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Career Opportunities:

  • Commercial Design
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Education & Research
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Furniture Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Historic Preservation and Restoration
  • Hospitality Design
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Residential Design
  • Restaurant Design
  • Retail Design
  • Space Planning
  • Textile Design

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