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Interior Design Technology AS

Interior Design Technology Overview (2012)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-art.aspx

Program Description

This degree program offers courses in interior design that focus on professional and technical knowledge, client needs, cost effectiveness, building systems, health, safety and environmental issues, as well as aesthetic principles essential to understanding space planning and the design process.

This program meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ). For more information about NCIDQ exam eligibility visit www.cidq.org/paths.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major coursework. A grade of C or higher is required to advance in the program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three to four years part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Zenaida Espinosa, espinosz@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3221

Employment Opportunities

An interior designer may be self-employed, or may work in areas such as residential design, office design, hospitality design, sustainability specialist and project management.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. See www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors for more information.

After completion of this program, two to three years of work experience under a NCIDQ certified or registered interior designer or architect is required to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Examination.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 15)

ARH1000Art Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Or

Any course from Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 60)

IND1233CDesign Studio 1 (AS)

4 Credits

IND1234CDesign Studio 2 (AS)

4 Credits

IND1401CTechnical Design (AS)

4 Credits

IND1935Building and Barrier Free Codes (AS)

3 Credits

IND2461Building Systems (AS)

3 Credits

IND2100History of Interiors 1 (AS)

3 Credits

IND2130History of Interiors 2 (AS)

3 Credits

IND2237CDesign Studio 3 (AS)

4 Credits

IND2238CDesign Studio 4 (AS)

4 Credits

IND2307CInterior Design Graphics (AS)

3 Credits

IND2420Materials, Estimating and Specifications (AS)

3 Credits

IND2432CInterior Lighting (AS)

3 Credits

IND2460CCAD for Interiors 1 (AS)

4 Credits

IND2505Professional Practices (AS)

3 Credits

IND2608Sustainable Design (AS)

3 Credits

IND2941Interior Design Internship (AS)

2 Credits

IND2463CCAD for Interiors 2 (AS)

3 Credits

IND2261CInterior Detailing (AS)

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 75

Course Sequence

Term One - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 9)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

ARH1000Art Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Term Two - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 14)

IND1233CDesign Studio 1 (AS)

4 Credits

IND1401CTechnical Design (AS)

4 Credits

IND2100History of Interiors 1 (AS)

3 Credits

IND2420Materials, Estimating and Specifications (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 14)

IND1234CDesign Studio 2 (AS)

4 Credits

IND2130History of Interiors 2 (AS)

3 Credits

IND2307CInterior Design Graphics (AS)

3 Credits

IND2460CCAD for Interiors 1 (AS)

4 Credits

Term One - Summer (Year Two) (Credits: 9)

IND1935Building and Barrier Free Codes (AS)

3 Credits

IND2461Building Systems (AS)

3 Credits

Any course form Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2

3 credits

Or

Any course from Mathematics-Area III

Term Two - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 13)

IND2237CDesign Studio 3 (AS)

4 Credits

IND2432CInterior Lighting (AS)

3 Credits

IND2463CCAD for Interiors 2 (AS)

3 Credits

IND2608Sustainable Design (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 16)

IND2238CDesign Studio 4 (AS)

4 Credits

IND2261CInterior Detailing (AS)

4 Credits

IND2505Professional Practices (AS)

3 Credits

IND2941Interior Design Internship (AS)

2 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 75