The Interior Design AAS degree focuses on interior design career preparation. The Interior Design AAS degree provides the educational start to apply for the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, NCIDQ, exam and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, Green Associate Certification exam. Interior Design AAS degree graduates are qualified to take the Associate Kitchen and Bath Design, AKBD, 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 Affiliated program.

Note: Some coursework for the Interior Design programs requires a “C” or higher for continuous enrollment and to be awarded degree completion.

(Major Code 2750; CIP Code 50.0408)

Interior Design Program web page

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

DRAF 164Architectural Drafting/Residential Interior Design3
ITMD 115Accessory Fundamentals1
ITMD 116Lighting Fundamentals1
ITMD 121Interior Design I3
ITMD 127Elements of Floral Design1
ITMD 132Materials and Resources3
ITMD 230History of Interior Design I3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Total Hours18

Second Semester

DRAF 264CAD:Interior Design*3
ITMD 181Interior Design Software I*1
ITMD 202Interior Design II*3
ITMD 125Interior Textiles3
ITMD 231History of Interior Design II3
ITMD 271Budgeting and Estimating*3
Total Hours16

Third Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
ITMD 129Design Communication*3
ITMD 182Interior Design Software II*1
or CDTP 135 Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop
or CDTP 145 Desktop Illustration I: Illustrator
ITMD 214Building Construction and Environmental Systems for the Interior Designer*3
ITMD 222Interior Design III*3
ITMD 260Practices and Procedures*3
ITMD 282Interiors Internship I*1
Total Hours17

Fourth Semester

ITMD 224Interior Design IV*3
ITMD 235Kitchen and Bath Design*3
ITMD 270Interior Design Capstone*1
ITMD 284Interiors Internship II*1
Humanities Elective^3
Note: ARTH 180, ARTH 182, ARTH 184 is recommended
Social Science and/or Economics Elective^3
General Education Elective^3
Total Hours17
 Total Program Hours: 68

This course has registration requirements.


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