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Interior Design Fundamentals

Certificate of Achievement

The Interior Design Fundamentals Certificate prepares students to practice in various facets of the interior design profession. The program provides a curriculum focused on the basic and essential aspects of interior design with an emphasis on practical application in the field. The Interior Design Fundamentals Certificate is an entry-level certificate that affords students the opportunity to obtain specific training needed to effectively enter the workforce at the design assistant level. Students completing this certificate will be able to demonstrate skills and apply the knowledge necessary to achieve entry-level occupation in the professional interior design field. The Interior Design Fundamentals Certificate 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.

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
INTD066Advanced Computer Aided Design3 units
INTD070Advanced Graphic Techniques3 units
GDES012BSocial Media Marketing1 unit

Total Certificate Units: 35 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.

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

  • Apply specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings.
  • 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.
  • Prepare drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces based on information provided.
Last Updated 7/19/23