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Interior Design Professional

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Design Professional is designed for students who have an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design for more competitive jobs within the Interior Design industry where certification of the designer is required. The courses within the CCL help to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills and the total number of credit hours to be qualified to take the NCIDQ certification examination.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Interior Design Professional (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5068
Total Credits Required
21
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Synthesize global design perspectives with consideration of social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts to solve complex interior design problems.
  2. Apply all aspects of the design process to creatively solve complex design problems.
  3. Design solutions that integrate furnishings, fixtures, finishes, and equipment.
  4. Integrate knowledge of history of interiors, architecture, decorative arts, art, and related theories when solving design problems.
  5. Evaluate principles and theories of light and color, acoustics, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, space planning, and human factors in relation to environmental impact and human well-being.
  6. Devise mathematical solutions to solve complex interior design problems.
  7. Synthesize information gathered from diverse sources to generate iterative evidence-based design solutions.
  8. Integrate knowledge of environmentally responsible and sustainable practices to solve complex design problems.
  9. Construct schematic designs for built environments utilizing laws, codes, standards, and guidelines of interior construction and systems.
  10. Illustrate complex ideas and their rationale according to architecture and interior design standards using the appropriate visual media including ideation, sketches, drawings, renderings, and plans.
  11. Collaborate with individuals and institutions across diverse disciplines to solve multifaceted design problems.
  12. Communicate with diverse audiences in varied settings and formats in a culturally responsive manner.
  13. Integrate criticism in an effective manner to refine design solutions.
  14. Comply with industry accepted professional ethics and conduct.
  15. Promote the impact of design on the human experience and the professional value interior designers provide in local, national, and global contexts.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Administrative Services and Facilities Managers

$84,390

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ARC/INT250 or
ARC265/INT251
Basic Revit or Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup Course may be taken in either first or second semester. 3
INT205 Residential Design 3
INT255 Advanced Custom Design Critical course Gateway course 3
INT265 Building Systems 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ARC/INT250 or
ARC265/INT251
Basic Revit or Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup Course may be taken in either first or second semester. 0–3
INT260 Interior Codes and Regulations 3
INT268 Lighting Design 3
INT270 Commercial Design 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ARC/INT250 or
ARC265/INT251
Basic Revit or Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup Course may be taken in either first or second semester. 3
INT255 Advanced Custom Design Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
INT205 Residential Design 3
INT265 Building Systems 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ARC/INT250 or
ARC265/INT251
Basic Revit or Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup Course may be taken in either first or second semester. 0–3
INT260 Interior Codes and Regulations 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
INT268 Lighting Design 3
INT270 Commercial Design 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Interior Design Professional (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=154920).


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