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 affiliated with 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 and
program coordinator regarding courses completed during the first two years of college
that may be substituted for core requirement courses.