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

CAREER PROGRAMS: Interior Design - Associate Degree

Major Requirements

Required Courses
Course Number Course Name Units
Art 1B Survey of Art 3
Art 33A Basic Design 3
ID 05 Introduction to Interior Design 1
ID 10 Elements & Principles of Interior Design 3
ID 15 Interior Architectural Drafting 3
ID 20 Color Theory & Application 3
ID 25 Interior Finish Materials 3
ID 28 Interior Construction & Building Systems 3
ID 30 Graphic Techniques 3
ID 35A History of Furniture and Interiors 3
ID 35B History of Furniture and Interiors 3
ID 35C Design of Historic Interiors 3
ID 40 Residential Design 3
ID 45 Professional Practice 3
ID 50 Kitchen and Bath 3
ID 55 Estimating & Costing 3
ID 60 Commercial Design 3
ID 65 Intro to Computer
Aided Design & Drafting: AUTO CAD
3
ID 70 Advanced Graphic Techniques 3
ID 75 Lighting Design 3
  Electives from recommended list (see below) 3
Total number of units: 61

To be awarded an Associate of Science Degree, a student must complete all the major requirements, and additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.
A certificate will be awarded to those students achieving a grade of C or better in the major requirements listed above.

Interior Design Advanced Certificate:

Prerequisite: Completion of Interior Design Certificate requirements.

Required Courses
Course Number Course Name Units
Bus 28 Business Law 3
Bus 78 Business Communication 3
DM/IS 86 Portfolio Planning/Review 3
ID 29 Principles of Green Design 3
ID 66 Advanced Computer Aided Design & Drafting: AutoCAD 3
ID 80 Advanced Commercial Design 3
ID 80B Advanced Residential Design 3
ID 85 Design Detailing 3
ID 90B Internship 4
Electives from recommended list (see catalog) 3
Total number of units: 33

Recommended Electives:

Electives
Course Number Course Name Units
Acctg 50 Accounting for Small Business 1
Arch 32A Intro to Architecture and Enviromental Design 2
Arch 32B Basic Architectural Design 3
Arch 46 History of Architecture 2
Arch 47 History of Modern Architecture 2
Arch 53 Intro to Architecture and Enviromental Design 3
Arch 56 Basic Architectural Design 3
Art 31A Basic Drawing 3
Bus 28 Business Law 3
Bus 54 Small Business Start-Up & Mgmt 3
Bus 78 Business Communication 3
FD 27 Professional Image 3
ID 90A Internship 3
Thear 18A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3
CA Computer Application and Digital Media courses as approved by Interior Design Department

Interior Design Course Levels

Course Levels
Level Course Numbers and Name
First Level: Art 1B, Art 33A ,ID 05, ID 10, ID 15, ID 20, ID 25, ID 28, ID 30, ID 35A, ID 65, Electives
Second Level: ID 35, ID 35B, ID 40, ID 45, ID 50, ID 55, ID 60, ID 70, ID 75
Advanced Certificate Courses Bus 28, Bus 78, DM/IS 86, ID 29, ID 66, ID 80, ID 80B, ID 85, ID 90, Electives

Please visit the West Valley College Interior Design Club*

* 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


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