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Interior Design Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Design Technology is designed to provide the informational, attitudinal, and technical skills required for an entry-level position as a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) operator in an Interior Design or related office. Computer-aided design using AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, and the Adobe Creative Suite forms the core of this program. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Interior Design Technology (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5071
Total Credits Required
24
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

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

  1. Apply current architectural and interior design standards in dimensioning, symbology, linetypes, lineweights, drawing notes for working drawings, design related drawings to read, interpret, and produce construction documents and portfolio-quality working drawings.
  2. Use the latest 2D, 3D, and 3D parametric modeling CAD software to develop technical drawings and solid models in a manner that is efficient and compliant with standard industry practices.
  3. Utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts in project development.
  4. Produce sketches, multi-view layouts, sections, details, working drawings, and building components schedules.
  5. Utilize traditional modeling techniques and 3D printing for project conceptualization.
  6. Express ideas and their rationale according to architecture and interior design standards through visual media including ideation, sketches, drawings, renderings, and plans.
  7. Collaborate with others to solve interior design problems.
  8. Integrate criticism in an effective manner to refine design solutions.
  9. Comply with industry accepted professional standards and conduct.
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 Area Credits
ARC141 or
INT100
Architectural CAD I: Introduction or Interior Design Drafting Critical course Gateway course 3
INT122 Digital Visualization for Design Critical course 3
INT145 Drawing and Rendering 3
COM100 or
COM263 or
EPS150 or
INT105 or
INT215 or
MGT253
Introduction to Human Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication or Introduction to Entrepreneurship or Introduction to Interior Design or Professional Practices or Owning and Operating a Small Business SB or C, G, SB 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC142 or
INT140
Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations or Introduction to CAD for Interior Design 3
ARC/INT250 Basic Revit 3
ARC265/INT251 Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup 3
INT230 Presentation Techniques 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 Area Credits
ARC141 or
INT100
Architectural CAD I: Introduction or Interior Design Drafting Critical course Gateway course 3
INT122 Digital Visualization for Design Critical course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT145 Drawing and Rendering 3
COM100 or
COM263 or
EPS150 or
INT105 or
INT215 or
MGT253
Introduction to Human Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication or Introduction to Entrepreneurship or Introduction to Interior Design or Professional Practices or Owning and Operating a Small Business SB or C, G, SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC142 or
INT140
Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations or Introduction to CAD for Interior Design 3
ARC/INT250 Basic Revit 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC265/INT251 Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup 3
INT230 Presentation Techniques 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 Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=159358).


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