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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Interior Design Technology (2289)

The Interior Design Technology program includes a combination of theory, laboratory and community experiences for the development of competencies in all phases of interior design. Concepts of the program include: characteristics and performance of textiles, selection, arrangement of furniture and accessories, computer-aided drafting skills, art principles, decorating and design skills, space planning, materials and sources, barrier-free interiors, graphic presentation, architectural design, history of interiors and business management techniques. The associate in science degree program will also include safety, consumer and economic education, communication, computation and human relations skills, as well as instruction related to rules, regulations and legislation.

Graduates may secure entry-level positions with architectural firms, interior design studios or with related businesses specializing in interior furnishings. Types of employment include interior designer, design assistant, sales representatives, CAD operator, interior decorator, salesperson and space planner. The State of Florida requires the minimum of an associate in science degree and an additional four years of work experience before one can apply for state licensing.

Most interior design courses are taught on Kent Campus. Students may be admitted for any term (beginning in January, May or September). It is essential that students contact an academic advisor for course information. Not all design courses are offered every term, and there are many prerequisites. Design packets are available to aid in advising.

Certification and Licensing
Completion of this program, along with four years of work experience, will prepare students for licensing in the state of Florida, which is required to work as an interior designer.

Estimated tuition for Florida residents is $4,648 (as of 07/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, fees, materials).

Interior Design Technology (2289)

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Mathematics 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
  *Communication — Category B 3
  *Humanities 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
IND 1020 Principles of Interior Design 3
IND 1100 History of Interiors I 3
IND 2301 Perspective Renderings — Housing 3
CTE 1401 Basic Textiles 3
IND 1420 Materials and Sources 3
IND 1606 Functions and Psychology of Space 3
IND 1130 History of Interiors II 3
IND 1935 Building and Barrier Free Codes 2
TAR 2120 Architectural Drafting 3
IND 2502 Marketing Techniques for the
Interior Designer
IND 2460 Interior Design: Computer Aided
Drafting and Design
IND 2224 Residential and Commercial Design 3
IND 2222 Commercial Interiors 3
IND 2945 Interior Design Internship and Seminar 5
IND 2318 Interior Design Computer Graphics 3
  Credit Hours 46

Professional Electives
IND 2155 Fundamentals of Restoration and
IND 2150 Why Preservation? 3
IND 2160 Architectural Style 3
ORH 1800 Exterior and Interior Landscaping 3
IND 2433 Lighting Design 3
BCN 1001 Introduction to Building Construction 3
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
ETD 2538 CAD-Architectural 3
CTE 2862 Store Planning and Design 3
IND 2410 Specialized Design: Kitchen Planning 3
IND 2931 Inter-relationship of Design with
IND 2315 Interior Design Graphics 3
IND 2310 Graphic Presentation Techniques 3
IND 2210 Residential Interiors 3
  Credit Hours 9

Total Program Credits: 70

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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