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Interior Design Professional

Certificate of Achievement

The Interior Design Professional Certificate has a comprehensive, professional curriculum that provides courses focusing on the vital and basic aspects of interior design. With this certificate, emphasis is placed on the fundamental relationship of interior design and the visual and decorative arts. The Interior Design Professional Certificate offers specialty training that promotes professional development in terms of successful course completion, alternative basic skills, and enhanced workforce development. When available and appropriate, students may be required to participate in design-related competitions to reinforce the classroom learning experience. 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 Professional 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. The Interior Design Professional Certificate is a professional 60 unit certificate that allows re-entry students with bachelor's and advanced degrees, and those students who do not intend to pursue bachelor's degree the opportunity to obtain professional training and enter the workforce.

Major Core Requirements (52 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
INTD035CDesign of Historic Interiors3 units
INTD036History of Interior Design3 units
INTD040Residential Design3 units
INTD045Professional Practice3 units
INTD050Kitchen & Bath Design3 units
INTD060Commercial Design3 units
INTD065Introduction to Computer-Aided Interior Design3 units
INTD066Advanced Computer Aided Design3 units
INTD070Advanced Graphic Techniques3 units
INTD075Lighting Design3 units
INTD085Design Detailing3 units

Major Electives (8 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ACCT050Accounting for Small Business1 unit
ARCH049Introduction to Rhino3 units
ARCH057Architectural Model Making1 unit
GDES008Photoshop for Designers3 units
GDES012AIntroduction to Internet Marketing1 unit
GDES012BSocial Media Marketing1 unit
INTD090AInterior Design Internship3 units

Total Certificate Units: 60 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:

  • Prepare professional-level drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces based on information provided.
  • Identify, research, and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment at a professional level.
  • 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 at a professional level.
  • Apply specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings at a professional level.
Last Updated 7/19/23