Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3122
First Term: 2015 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-66
CIP Code: 50.0408
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication

Instructional Council: Interior Design (37)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 25-1031, 27-1025 


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design program is designed to equip students with a background in the conceptual, technical and historical aspects of interior design. Students study basic design, color, history of architecture and furniture, interior materials, hand and computer drafting, space planning, and presentation techniques. The curriculum consists of an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design that provides foundational knowledge and skills.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
ARC141 Architectural CAD I: Introduction 3
+ ARC142 Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations 3
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture 3
+ INT145 Drawing and Rendering 3
INT150 Color and Design 3
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors 3
+ INT170 Interior Materials 3
+ INT190 Space Planning 3
+ INT215 Professional Practices 3
+ INT225 History of Decorative Arts 3
+ INT230 Presentation Techniques 3
+ INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design 3
Credits: 42

Program Competencies
1. Use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to prepare a variety of assigned drawings. (ARC141)
2. Use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to draft a set of assigned working drawings. (ARC142)
3. Identify and use design principles to develop a room design and explore the purchase and arrangement of home furnishings. (INT105)
4. Trace the development of furniture and architecture from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution. (INT115)
5. Describe modern development of furniture and architecture from the Industrial Revolution to the present. (INT120)
6. Develop quick-sketch and presentation type drawings in portfolio format as used by design professionals. (INT145)
7. Use color theory and principles to create two-dimensional designs. (INT150)
8. Identify the composition and characteristics of fabrics using fiber, yarn, construction and finishes. (INT160)
9. Estimate, specify, and schedule installations of flooring, wall and furniture coverings, and window treatments for a residential interior. (INT170)
10. Use interior design principles to solve assigned studio problems. (INT190)
11. Prepare presentations including furniture layouts, elevations, material selections and models. (INT190)
12. Apply marketing and business processes to develop a business and marketing plan. (INT215)
13. Incorporate ethical issues faced in the interior design industry into a business and marketing plan. (INT215)
14. Use historical decorative art motifs in design of custom furniture. (INT225)
15. Produce presentation type drawings and portfolio development techniques used by design professionals. (INT230)
16. Create and present working drawings and presentation boards that interpret a variety of kitchen and bath designs. (INT240)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 16, 2015

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.