If you are detail-oriented, love beautiful surroundings and have an eye for balance and color, then interior design may be your calling. FSCJ can help prepare you for a career doing what you enjoy. The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Interior Design Technology degree program will tap into your creativity using a balance of theory, practical hands-on training and real-life experience to provide you with the foundation you will need to become a successful designer. Interior designers learn the characteristics and performance of of textiles, computer-aided drafting skills, space planning skills, business management and how to select and arrange furniture and accessories.
Based on the recommended course curriculum established by The Council of Interior Design Accreditation and industry partners, the A.S. in Interior Design Technology degree will help you develop competencies in all areas needed from an interior designing school. You will also learn safety, consumer and economic education, communication, computation and human relations skills, as well as related rules, regulations and legislation.
Your degree will culminate with a professional internship during your last term that will provide you with the opportunity to practice interior designing. It will consist of a course component and a minimum 180 hours interning in the field. Most of the interior design courses are offered at Kent Campus with many being hybrid courses which are a combination of online courses and traditional college courses. This is not an entirely online program. All courses are not offered every term and many have prerequisites, so be sure to see your advisor prior to registration. With this degree and four years of work experience, you will be prepared for licensing as an interior designer in the state of Florida, to start your career in home design.
Graduates of the A.S. in Interior Design Technology degree fulfill the educational requirements needed for eligibility to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam to be ready for interior design jobs. Courses within the program may help prepare students to pursue optional certifications, including LEED Associates, Evidenced-Based Design, Kitchen and Bath and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. If you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you must meet course and test requirements of the college or university where you will be transferring.