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 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.

Program Requirements

AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 34 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 400 Principles of Sustainable Design 3 units
INTD 450 Materials and Finishes 3 units
INTD 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 1 unit
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 6 units from the following:
List A, complete 3 units from the following: Units
INTD 360 CAD Applications for Interior Designers 3 units
INTD 361 Chief Architect for Interior Designers 3 units
List B, complete 3 units from the following: Units
INTD 126 Critical Thinking for Interior Designers 3 units
INTD 367 3D Modeling SketchUp for Interior Designers 3 units
INTD 272 Kitchen and Bath Design 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 40

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.