Commercial Interior Design Certificate


The Commercial Interior Design Certificate (formerly Commercial Design Certificate) is designed to prepare the student for an entry level position within a commercial interior design establishment. Skills will be attained in designing a complete commercial interior, including space planning; lighting; and selection of fixtures, furnishings, equipment and surfaces. In addition, the student will qualify to take the IDEX (Interior Design Examination) administered by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) leading to the professional designation of Certified Interior Designer (CID) in the State of California. This certificate option requires completion of the Interior Design Assistant Certificate (28 units) plus the Commercial Interior Design Certificate (17-19 units) plus restrictive elective (5-7 units) for a total of 50-54 units of required courses. A grade of C or better is required for all courses.

Required Core Courses - Select from the Interior Design Assistant Certificate (28 units):
ARCH 124 FArchitectural CAD I3
ARCH 924 FArchitectural CAD II3
IDES 100 F Fundamentals of Interior Design3
IDES 105 FInterior Design Studio I2
IDES 110 F Drafting for Interior Design (formerly Drafting - Interior Design)3
IDES 130 F Applied Color and Design Theory4
IDES 150 F Interior Materials and Products4
IDES 180 F History of Architecture and Furnishings I (formerly History of Architecture I)3
IDES 190 F History of Architecture and Furnishings II (formerly History of Interior Architecture II)3
Required Courses for Commercial Design Certificate (17-19 units):
IDES 175 FSpace Planning II3
IDES 200 FInterior Illustration I2
IDES 210 FFundamentals of Lighting3
IDES 215 FInterior Design Studio II2
IDES 225 FInterior Illustration II2
IDES 230 F Business and Professional Practice3
IDES 240 FInterior Design Internship2-4
Restricted Electives (5-7 units):5-7
Construction Plans Reading (formerly Construction Blueprint Reading)3
Interior Design Building Codes3
Interior Illustration III2
Interior Design Studio III2
Principles of Selling3
Total Units50-54

Outcome 1: Identify and understand the sequential Interior Design Process from discovery to post evaluation of an interior design project.

Outcome 2: Produce and demonstrate comprehensive solutions to advanced interior design projects.