Interior Design Degrees

Associate of Science Degree in Interior Design

After completing an A.S. degree in Interior Design, a student will be able to:

  • Use specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings.
  • 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.
  • 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.

To be awarded an A.S. degree, a student must complete:

  1. All the Interior Design Certificate requirements
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements for an associate degree.*

A certificate or degree will be awarded to those students achieving a grade of C or better in the major requirements listed below.

Required Core Courses: 34 units

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 5 Introduction to Interior Design 1 unit
INTD 10 Elements and Principles of Interior Design 3 units
INTD 15 Interior Architectural Drafting 3 units
INTD 20 Color Theory and Application 3 units
INTD 25 Interior Finish Material 3 units
INTD 28 Interior Construction and Building Systems 3 units
INTD 29 Principles of Green Design 3 units
INTD 30 Graphic Techniques 3 units
INTD 40 Residential Design 3 units
INTD 50 Kitchen and Bath 3 units
INTD 65 AutoCAD – Introduction to Computer-Aided Interior Design 3 units
INTD 75 Lighting Design 3 units

Total Major Units: 34 units

Fall, Year 1 (13 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 5 Introduction to Interior Design 3 units
INTD 10 Elements and Principles of Interior Design 3 units
INTD 15 Interior Architectural Drafting 3 units
INTD 20 Color Theory and Application 3 units
INTD 25 Interior Finish Materials 3 units

Spring, Year 1 (12 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 28 Interior Construction and Building Systems 3 units
INTD 30 Graphic Techniques 3 units
INTD 65 Introduction to Computer- Aided Interior Design 3 units
INTD 75 Lighting Design 3 units

Fall, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 29 Principles of Green Design 3 units
INTD 50 Kitchen & Bath Design 3 units

Spring, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 40 Residential Design 3 units

Certificate of Achievement in Interior Design

After completing a certificate in Interior Design, a student will be able to:

  • After completing a certificate in Interior Design, a student will be able to:
  • 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.
  • 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.

Required Core Courses: 58 units

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 1B Survey of Western Art II 3 units
ARTS 33A Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
INTD 5 Introduction to Interior Design 1 unit
INTD 10 Elements and Principles of Interior Design 3 units
INTD 15 Interior Architectural Drafting 3 units
INTD 20 Color Theory and Application 3 units
INTD 25 Interior Finish Material 3 units
INTD 28 Interior Construction and Building Systems 3 units
INTD 30 Graphic Techniques 3 units
INTD 35A History of Furniture and Interiors 3 units
INTD 35B History of Furniture and Interiors 3 units
INTD 35C Design of Historic Interiors 3 units
INTD 40 Residential Design 3 units
INTD 45 Professional Practice 3 units
INTD 50 Kitchen and Bath 3 units
INTD 55 Interior Design Estimating and Costing 3 units
INTD 60 Commercial Design 3 units
INTD 65 AutoCAD – Introduction to Computer-Aided Interior Design 3 units
INTD 70 Advanced Graphic Techniques 3 units
INTD 75 Lighting Design 3 units

Elective Courses: 3 units

Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 30 Accounting for Small Business 1 unit
ARCH 46 History of Architecture 2 units
ARCH 47 History of Modern Architecture 2 units
ARCH 53 Introduction to Architectural and Environmental Design 3 units
ARCH 56 Basic Architectural Design 3 units
ARTS 31A Basic Drawing 3 units
BUSN 28 Business Law 3 units
BUSN 54 Small Business Start-Up and Management 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
FDAT 27 Professional Image 3 units
INTD 9A Internship 3 units
THEA 18A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
Total Major Units   61 units

Certificate of Achievement in Interior Design Advanced

After completing a certificate in Interior Design Advanced, a student will be 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.
  • 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.

Required Core Courses: 87 units

List A: 61 units

Completion of the Interior Design Certificate

List B: 25 units

Course Number Course Title Units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
DIGM 86 Portfolio Planning and Review 3 units
INTD 29 Principles of Green Design 3 units
INTD 66 Advanced AutoCAD 3 units
INTD 80 Advanced Commercial Design 3 units
INTD 80B Advanced Residential Design 3 units
INTD 85 Design Detailing 3 units
INTD 90B Interior Design Internship 4 units

List C: Elective Courses (1 unit)

Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 50 Accounting for Small Business 1 unit
ARTS 31A Beginning Drawing 3 units
BUSN 28 Business Law 3 units
BUSN 54 Small Business Start Up and Management 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
FDAT 27 Professional Image 3 units
INTD 90A Internship 3 units
THEA 18A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
Total Certificate Units   87 units

Interior Design Advanced Certificate of Achievement requires the following: Interior Design Certificate of Achievement (61 unit) + additional course as listed above (26 unit) = 87 total units required

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Aided Drafting and Design

After completing a certificate in Computer Aided Drafting and Design, a student will be able to:

  • Use AutoCAD and other digital media to prepare interior design construction drawings.

Required Core Courses: 12 units

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 15 Interior Architectural Drafting 3 units
INTD 65 AutoCAD – Introduction to Computer-Aided Interior Design 3 units
INTD 66 Advanced AutoCAD 3 units

Elective Courses: Select One (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 95 Portfolio Development and Presentation 3 units
PMGT 16A Introduction to GIS and GPS 3 units
DIGM 10C Digital Image Photoshop 3 units
Total Certificate Units   12 units

Certificate of Achievement in Kitchen and Bath Design

After completing a certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design, a student will be 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.
  • 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.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
INTD 50 Kitchen and Bath 3 units
INTD 80B Advanced Residential Design 3 units
INTD 85 Design Detailing 3 units
INTD 90C Kitchen and Bath Design Internship 3 units
Total Certificate Units   15 units
Last Updated 12/4/19