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 Certificates of Achievement. 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 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 (AS) Requirements
|Complete Core Courses, 37 units||Units|
|ARCH 110||Interior Architectural Drafting||3 units|
|INTD 115||Introduction to Interior Design||3 units|
|INTD 128||Presentation Techniques||3 units|
|INTD 148||Color and Design||3 units|
|INTD 150||History of Interiors I||3 units|
|INTD 151||History of Interiors II||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|
|INTD 360||CAD Applications for Interior Designers||3 units|
|INTD 400||Principles of Sustainable Design||3 units|
|INTD 450||Materials and Finishes||3 units|
|INTD 672||Cooperative Education: Internship||1 unit|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.
Cañada College offers lower division coursework required for transfer in Interior Design. Students should use PROJECT ASSIST (www.assist.org) to research lower division major requirements at the transfer destination(s) of their choice. Also, work with a Counselor/Advisor to determine appropriate transfer coursework.