Interior Design Program

 

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Interior Design Program

2017-2018

Description

The Interior Design Program offers a comprehensive and professionally relevant curriculum. It includes technical knowledge and skill, creative problem solving, environmental applications, critical thinking and professional practice. The program is Accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). The AS degree is recommended for students planning to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam or the California Council of Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) IDEX exam. For more information on the program, career applications, and suggested course sequence, visit our website at www.sdmesa.edu/interior-design.

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Program Goals

The program provides students with technical knowledge and skills, creative problem solving, environmental applications and business practices that will allow them to enter the profession of Interior Design. The program is designed for students wishing to complete an A.S. degree or Certificate of Achievement in Interior Design or for students planning on transferring to a university leading to a Bachelor Degree. The A.S. degree is recommended for students planning to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam or the California Council of Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) IDEX exam. For more information on the program and suggested course sequence, visit our website at Interior Design Course List 

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
Interior Design 46-50
Associate of Science Degree:
Interior Design 60*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Program Emphasis

The program offers a comprehensive and professionally relevant curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental relationship between interior design, architecture and the visual and decorative arts. Students prepare drawings and documents to communicate design intent with other professionals in the field as well as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Career Options

The field of interior design encompasses many possible career choices for students. Students study residential and commercial design, lighting design, textiles, and computer aided design. The program encourages students to explore and attend many professional organizations, such as ASID, IIDA, IFDA and NKBA, which continuously exposes them to the many professional areas of design. The program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and many graduates enter the kitchen and bath industry.

Certificate of Achievement
Interior Design

 

The Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level positions in the Interior Design industry. This certificate program is a good option for students who have already completed general education requirements either at San Diego Mesa College or another institution.

The Interior Design Program recommends the following courses be taken in the given sequence for optimal student success:

Courses Required for the Major: Units
INTE 101 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INTE 115 Elements and Principles of Interior Design 3
INTE 112A Visual Communication I 3
INTE 112B Visual Communication II 3
ARTF 152 Color Theory 3
INTE 145 Interior Building Systems and Codes 3
INTE 120 Revit for Interiors or 3
INTE 135 AutoCAD for Interiors 3
INTE 105 Residential Design 3
INTE 210 Presentation and Color Rendering 3
INTE 110 Materials and Resources 3
INTE 125 History of Furniture and Interiors 3
INTE 205 Non-Residential Space Planning 3
INTE 200 Kitchen and Bath Design 3
INTE 215 Environmental Lighting Design 3
INTE 130 Interior Design Professional Practice 3
Choose one course from the following list:
INTE 2701 Work Experience 1-4
INTE 1202 Revit for Interiors 3
INTE 1352 AutoCAD for Interiors 3
BLDC 055 Construction Plan Reading 3
BLDC 070 Building Codes and Zoning 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business 3
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
ARCH 101 Introduction to ArchiCAD 3
ARCH 230 Sustainability in the Built Environment 5
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
1Three to four units of INTE 270 (Work Experience) is recommended for all students. It is mandatory for students to complete INTE 270 with a qualified kitchen or bath designer to receive National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recognition. 2Unless taken as a major course.
Total Units = 46-50

Associate of Science Degree
Interior Design

 

The Associate of Science Degree option provides the student with additional skills and knowledge of core competencies to meet professional standards. Interior Designers are expected to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public so additional coursework in business and building codes is important. A well rounded graduate who gains insight through general education curriculum may find employment more readily.

The Interior Design Program recommends the following courses be taken in the given sequence for optimal student success:

Courses Required for the Major: Units
INTE 101 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INTE 115 Elements and Principles of Interior Design 3
INTE 112A Visual Communication I 3
INTE 112B Visual Communication II 3
ARTF 152 Color Theory 3
INTE 145 Interior Building Systems and Codes 3
INTE 120 Revit for Interiors 3
INTE 135 AutoCAD for Interiors 3
INTE 105 Residential Design 3
INTE 210 Presentation and Color Rendering 3
INTE 110 Materials and Resources 3
INTE 125 History of Furniture and Interiors 3
INTE 205 Non-Residential Space Planning 3
INTE 200 Kitchen and Bath Design 3
INTE 215 Environmental Lighting Design 3
INTE 130 Interior Design Professional Practice 3
Select 15 units from the following list: Units
INTE 2701 Work Experience 1-4
INTE 1202 Revit for Interiors 3
INTE 1352 AutoCAD for Interiors 3
BLDC 055 Construction Plan Reading 3
BLDC 070 Building Codes and Zoning 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business 3
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
ARCH 101 Introduction to ArchiCAD 3
ARCH 230 Sustainability in the Built Environment 5
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
1Three to four units of INTE 270 (Work Experience) is recommended for all students. It is mandatory for students to complete INTE 270 with a qualified kitchen or bath designer to receive National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recognition.
Total Units = 60 2Unless taken as a major course.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.


Program Learning Outcomes