Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Professional Practices
Course: INT215

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Marketing, business processes, and ethical issues in the interior design industry. Create materials for use in the profession including a portfolio, resume, and online presence. Includes hands-on experiences within the interior design field.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Research and describe certification and licensing requirements of the interior design profession. (I)
2. Describe professional conduct required by interior designers when facing ethical issues in the interiors industry. (II)
3. Describe conflict resolution techniques used among various participants in an interiors project. (II)
4. Identify marketing strategies used by interior designers. (III)
5. Describe estimating, budget coordination and information management in an interior project. (IV)
6. Create and present a business plan. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Certification and professional organizations
   A. National Council Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
      1. Individual certification
      2. Licensing within states
   B. Organizations
      1. American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
      2. International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
      3. Interior Design Education Council (IDEC)
      4. Interior Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA)
      5. National Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH)
      6. Others
II. Professional conduct
   A. Ethical issues facing the interiors industry
   B. Business licensure
   C. Conflict resolution
      1. Design team partners and their roles
      2. Communication tools
III. Marketing strategies for interior designers
   A. Networking opportunities
   B. Credibility
   C. Marketing package
      1. Logo, business card, letterhead
      2. Resume or bio
      3. Cover letters
IV. Business procedures in interior projects
   A. Letter of agreement
   B. Estimates
   C. Purchase orders
   D. Invoices
   E. Budget coordination
   F. Information coordination and management
   G. Delivery and installation
   H. Follow up
      1. Punch list
      2. Post occupancy survey
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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