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Interior Design, A.A.S.

The Interior Design  Program offers three certificate and three degree options designed to meet the needs of students seeking to become an interior designer, kitchen and bath designer, manager of an interior design firm or industry-specializing professional among the vast variety of interior design disciplines.The Interior Design AAS degree focuses on interior design career preparation. The Interior Design AAS degree provides the educational start to apply for the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam from the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, NCIDQ, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, Green Associate Certification exam.The JCCC Interior Design Program provides relevant curriculum with experiential learning that emphasizes the student’s ability to think creatively, critically and collaboratively in preparation of entering professional employment. Theory and application dovetail in the classroom and community, providing exposure to business and industry standards, professional practices, and progressive design opportunities through cultivated industry relationships. Two required internships help develop technical, creative and business skills.

Faculty have worked in the field, which equips them to offer valuable firsthand knowledge of what it takes to succeed.

JCCC's interior design program is recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as an NKBA Accredited program.

Note: Metropolitan Community College students should seek specific counsel from the JCCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.

Metropolitan Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.

Note: Some prerequisite courses for the Interior Design programs require a “C” or higher to be awarded the AAS degrees and certificates.

(Major Code 2750; State CIP Code 50.0408)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

ITMD 121Interior Design I3
DRAF 164Architectural Drafting/Residential Interior Design3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
ITMD 132Materials and Resources3
ITMD 125Interior Textiles3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Total Hours18

Second Semester

ITMD 129Design Communications*3
ITMD 202Interior Design II*3
ITMD 185Construction Methods, Building Systems and Regulations for the Interior Designer*3
ITMD 231History of Interior Design II3
DRAF 264CAD:Interior Design*3
BUS 150Business Communications*3
or PSYC 130 Introduction to Psychology
Total Hours18

Third Semester

ITMD 271Budgeting and Estimating*3
ITMD 282Interiors Internship I*1
ITMD 215Environmental Systems for the Interior Designer*3
ITMD 222Interior Design III*3
ITMD 219Issues in Interior Design*3
ITMD 230History of Interior Design I3
or ITMD 295 Field Study: Interior Design*
Total Hours16

Fourth Semester

ITMD 273Practices and Procedures*2
ITMD 284Interiors Internship II*1
ITMD 239Capstone: Interior Design*2
ITMD 224Interior Design IV*3
ITMD 280Leadership in Design*1
ARTH 180Art History: Ancient to Renaissance3
or ARTH 182 Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ECON 230Economics I3
or ECON 231 Economics II
Health and/or Physical Education Elective ^1
Total Hours16

Health and/or Physical Education Elective

Total Program Hours: 68