Program Overview

The Interior Design Department offers courses designed for individuals interested in preparing for careers in the professional fields of interior design. Included in the program are a transfer program, an AS degree, and three certificate programs. The Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate is accredited by the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association). The AS degree and Interior Design Certificate of Achievement meet the minimum education qualifying requirements for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) allied membership. These, as well as the Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate and the Residential & Commercial Design Certificate fulfill the educational requirement for the IDEX exam to become a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in California. Completion of the Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate prepares students for the AKBD (Associate Kitchen & Bath Design) exam, and along with sufficient work experience in the field, the CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) and the CBD (Certified Bath Designer) exams. If a student has an earned Bachelor's Degree, he/she needs to see a counselor regarding courses completed during the first two years of college that may be substituted for core requirement courses.

Interior Design (CA) Requirements

Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 24 units Units
FASH 226 Visual Merchandising and Display 3 units
INTD 115 Introduction to Interior Design 3 units
INTD 148 Color and Design 3 units
INTD 175 Space Planning and Design 3 units
INTD 250 Professional Practices for Interior Designers 3 units
INTD 260 Overview of Lighting Design 3 units
ARCH 110 Interior Architectural Drafting 3 units
INTD 450 Materials and Finishes 3 units
Total Required Units: 24

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