Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3093
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64-67
CIP Code: 50.0408
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication

Instructional Council: Interior Design (37)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 27-1025.00


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design program prepares students to work in an entry-level interior design position. The program provides both general education and interior design classes including basic design, color theory and application, architectural and furniture history, drafting and computer aided design (CAD) for interior design, space planning, interior materials, rendering, and codes and regulations. Studio projects allow students to identify, research, solve, and present residential design problems.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: MC, PC



Required Courses
INT100 Interior Design Drafting 3
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture 3
INT140 Introduction to CAD for Interior Design 3
INT145 Drawing and Rendering 3
INT150 Color and Design 3
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors 3
+ INT170 Interior Materials 3
+ INT190 Space Planning 3
INT200 Digital Rendering for Design 3
+ INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design 3

+ INT175 Custom Design (3) OR
+ INT225 History of Decorative Arts (3) 3

+ INT215 Professional Practices (3) OR
+ INT230 Presentation Techniques (3) 3
Credits: 42

Program Competencies
1. Read, design, and draft construction documents for remodeling all or parts of residential structures. (INT100, INT140, INT175, INT190, INT240)
2. Develop professional graphic presentations skills. (INT140, INT145, INT190, INT200, INT230)
3. Select color schemes and materials applicable to any situation presented by a client. (INT105, INT150, INT170, INT175, INT190)
4. Analyze and design interior spaces using the elements and principles of design. (INT105, INT175, INT190, INT240)
5. Select and recommend accessory items needed to complete an interior. (INT105, INT175, INT190)
6. Plan room spaces and furniture placements to satisfy the needs of the client. (INT105, INT190)
7. Identify period styles of interior architecture and historic furniture. (INT115, INT175, INT225)
8. Identify modern architectural and furniture designs. (INT120, INT225)
9. Use computer-aided drafting techniques for construction drawings. (INT140, INT190, INT240)
10. Estimate and specify finish materials such as floor coverings, wall coverings, window treatments, upholstery, etc. (INT160, INT170, INT175)
11. Select appropriate materials and provide documentation for custom design solutions using appropriate materials. (INT175)
12. Develop skills in interviewing clients, analyzing and designing for specific needs, and making presentations of design solutions. (INT190, INT240)
13. Apply marketing and business processes to develop a business and marketing plan. (INT215)
14. Incorporate ethical issues faced in the interior design industry into a business and marketing plan. (INT215)
15. Create and present working drawings and presentation boards that interpret a variety of kitchen and bath designs. (INT240)
16. Produce presentation type drawings and portfolio development techniques used by design professionals. (INT200, INT230)
18. Apply appropriate interior codes and regulations. (INT190)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 28, 2017

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