Interior Design

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.


Academic Plan Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3191 Interior Design

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ARC141Architectural CAD I: Introduction3
ARC142Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations3
INT105Introduction to Interior Design3
INT115Historical Architecture and Furniture3
INT120Modern Architecture and Furniture3
INT145Drawing and Rendering3
INT150Color and Design3
INT160Fabrics for Interiors3
INT170Interior Materials3
INT190Space Planning3
INT215Professional Practices3
INT225History of Decorative Arts3
INT230Presentation Techniques3
INT240Kitchen and Bath Design3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 19-24
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 7
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 0
Met by INT115 and INT120 in Required Courses area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  • Use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to prepare a variety of assigned drawings. (ARC141)
  • Use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to draft a set of assigned working drawings. (ARC142)
  • Identify and use design principles to develop a room design and explore the purchase and arrangement of home furnishings. (INT105)
  • Trace the development of furniture and architecture from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution. (INT115)
  • Describe modern development of furniture and architecture from the Industrial Revolution to the present. (INT120)
  • Develop quick-sketch and presentation type drawings in portfolio format as used by design professionals. (INT145)
  • Use color theory and principles to create two-dimensional designs. (INT150)
  • Identify the composition and characteristics of fabrics using fiber, yarn, construction and finishes. (INT160)
  • Estimate, specify, and schedule installations of flooring, wall and furniture coverings, and window treatments for a residential interior. (INT170)
  • Use interior design principles to solve assigned studio problems. (INT190)
  • Prepare presentations including furniture layouts, elevations, material selections and models. (INT190)
  • Apply marketing and business processes to develop a business and marketing plan. (INT215)
  • Incorporate ethical issues faced in the interior design industry into a business and marketing plan. (INT215)
  • Use historical decorative art motifs in design of custom furniture. (INT225)
  • Produce presentation type drawings and portfolio development techniques used by design professionals. (INT230)
  • Create and present working drawings and presentation boards that interpret a variety of kitchen and bath designs. (INT240)

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