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AAS - Interior Design

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design program equips 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. Studio projects allow students to identify, research, and solve design issues.
The mission of the Interior Design program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience with pathways leading to professional placement in the interiors industry. The two-tiered curriculum consists of an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design that provides foundational knowledge and skills and a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Design: Professional Level that offers specialized knowledge within the interiors industry.
Major Code: 3122
Award: AAS
First Term: 4116
Total Credits: 61-66
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Feb 8th, 2011
Prerequesites: None
Required Courses: 42 credits
ARC121 Introduction to Architectural Drafting: Manual 3
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
INT225 History of Decorative Arts 3
INT230 Presentation Techniques 3
INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design 3
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: 19-24 credits
General Education Core: 12-17 credits
First Year Composition: 6 credits
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.
Oral Communication: 3 credits
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical Reading: 0-3 credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Mathematics: 3-5 credits
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education Distributed Credits: 7 credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural Sciences: 4 credits
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Program Competencies:
  1. Use principles of design and basic architectural drafting practice to prepare a set of residential drawings. (ARC121)
  2. Use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to prepare a variety of assigned drawings. (ARC141)
  3. Use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to draft a set of assigned working drawings. (ARC142)
  4. Identify and use design principles to develop a room design and explore the purchase and arrangement of home furnishings. (INT105)
  5. Trace the development of furniture and architecture from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution. (INT115)
  6. Describe modern development of furniture and architecture from the Industrial Revolution to the present. (INT120)
  7. Develop quick-sketch and presentation type drawings in portfolio format as used by design professionals. (INT145)
  8. Use color theory and principles to create two-dimensional designs. (INT150)
  9. Identify the composition and characteristics of fabrics using fiber, yarn, construction and finishes. (INT160)
  10. Estimate, specify, and schedule installations of flooring, wall and furniture coverings, and window treatments for a residential interior. (INT170)
  11. Use interior design principles to solve assigned studio problems. (INT190)
  12. Prepare presentations including furniture layouts, elevations, material selections and models. (INT190)
  13. Use historical decorative art motifs in design of custom furniture. (INT225)
  14. Produce presentation type drawings and portfolio development techniques used by design professionals. (INT230)
  15. Create and present working drawings and presentation boards that interpret a variety of kitchen and bath designs. (INT240)