Interior Design Associate in Science Degree

Division: Technology and Engineering


The Interior Design Associate in Science Degree is designed to prepare the student for entry level work in the field of residential or commercial interior design. Career avenues include, but are not limited to, Space Planning, Lighting Specialties, Retail Showroom, Merchandising, Illustration, Remodeling, Materials and Products Specialist, Project Coordinator, and Kitchen & Bath Design. This degree requires a total of 53-57 units in the major in addition to other graduation requirements.

Required Courses (48-50 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 170 FSpace Planning I3
IDES 175 FSpace Planning II3
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
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
Interior Design Studio IV2
Principles of Selling3
Total Units53-57

Outcome 1: Formulate comprehensive design solutions for advanced residential and commercial interior design projects.

Outcome 2: Communicate design solutions verbally and graphically for the purpose of executing a project.

Outcome 3: Produce a portfolio illustrating complex, detailed projects that demonstrate career-readiness in commercial design.

Outcome 4: Develop the skills necessary to sit for 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.