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Interior Merchandising and Home Staging

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Merchandising and Home Staging is intended to provide students with the knowledge and creative skills important to colorizing, visual merchandising, home-staging, and selecting furnishings and accessories. The program prepares students for entry-level career as a home decorator, retail merchandiser, home stager, model home merchandiser, etc. or to advance within these job fields. Students will study design principles and elements, color theory, drawing, furniture layout, historical and modern architecture and furniture, fabrics, and other factors utilized in interior merchandising. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Interior Merchandising and Home Staging (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5429
Total Credits Required
21
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

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

  1. Design spaces that integrate furnishings, fixtures, finishes, and equipment according to client needs.
  2. Apply global design perspectives with consideration of social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts to solve interior design problems.
  3. Analyze and design spaces using the elements and principles of design.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of history of interiors, architecture, decorative arts, art, and related theories when solving design problems.
  5. Interpret information gathered through research to generate evidence-based design solutions.
  6. Apply knowledge of environmentally responsible and sustainable practices to solve design problems.
  7. Express ideas and their rationale according to architecture and interior design standards through visual media including ideation, sketches, drawings, renderings, and plans.
  8. Collaborate with individuals and institutions across diverse disciplines to solve problems.
  9. Communicate with diverse audiences in varied settings and formats.
  10. Integrate criticism in an effective manner to refine design solutions.
  11. Recognize industry accepted professional ethics and conduct.
  12. Express the impact of design on the human experience and the professional value interior designers provide in local, national, and global contexts.
  13. Employ estimating, budget coordination, and information management to complete a design project.
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

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

$28,930

* 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
INT100 or
INT145
Interior Design Drafting or Drawing and Rendering 3
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Gateway course 3
INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture H, HU 3
INT150 Color and 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
INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture H, HU 3
INT215 or
MGT251 or
MGT253
Professional Practices or Human Relations in Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors 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
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Gateway course 3
INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture H, HU 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT100 or
INT145
Interior Design Drafting or Drawing and Rendering 3
INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture H, HU 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT150 Color and Design Critical course 3
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT215 or
MGT251 or
MGT253
Professional Practices or Human Relations in Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business 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 Merchandising and Home Staging (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=146382).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-20195/29/2018 – 5/27/2019