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Interior Design Fundamentals

Associate in Science Degree

The Interior Design Fundamentals Associate in Science Degree is designed to give students the opportunity to practice in various facets of the interior design industry. The Interior Design Fundamentals Associate in Science Degree provides a curriculum focused on the basic and essential aspects of interior design with an emphasis on practical application in the field at the entry level. The degree provides students the opportunity to combine knowledge and skills acquired from general education courses with their interior design studies and transition them into professional practice as design assistants. The Interior Design Fundamentals Associate in Science Degree provides career and technical education to prepare students for career opportunities in: interior design firms, architectural firms, kitchen and bath design firms, retail finishes and furnishings stores, commercial furniture dealerships, and furniture and finish manufacturers. The Interior Design Fundamentals Associate in Science Degree is a professional entry- level degree that allows re-entry students with bachelor's and advanced degrees, those students who do not intend to pursue bachelor's degree, and those students who wish to transfer into a four-year university to pursue a bachelor's degree, the opportunity to obtain professional entry-level training and enter the workforce.

Major Core Requirements (31 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
INTD005Introduction to Interior Design1 unit
INTD010Elements and Principles of Interior Design3 units
INTD020Color Theory and Application3 units
INTD022Finish Materials, Estimating and Costing3 units
INTD028Interior Construction and Building Systems3 units
INTD029Green and Sustainable Design3 units
INTD032Graphics Techniques for Interior Design3 units
INTD036History of Interior Design3 units
INTD050Kitchen & Bath Design3 units
INTD065Introduction to Computer-Aided Interior Design3 units
INTD075Lighting Design3 units

Major Electives (4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ARCH057Architectural Model Making1 unit
GDES012BSocial Media Marketing1 unit
INTD066Advanced Computer Aided Design3 units
INTD070Advanced Graphic Techniques3 units

Total Major Units: 35 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Prepare drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces based on information provided.
  • Perform services relative to interior spaces and the built environment, including study in aesthetics, design process, design analysis, programming, schematics, design development, documentation, and project management.
  • Identify, research, and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment.
  • Apply specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings.
Last Updated 7/19/23