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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Architecture and Interior Design, Advanced Interior Design Option, Certificate


Award: Certificate (code CRT.ACH.ADV-INT-DSGN)

Total Credit Hours: 33-34 credit hours.

About Architecture and Interior Design Department 

Purpose: Prepares students working in the field of interior design by further developing essential skills required in the workforce. Builds on the Interior Design AAS degree by addressing advanced design aspects of interior design. Strengthens aesthetic, analytical and technical skills within the design process. Advances knowledge through concentrated studies in design history, structural and nonstructural materials, sustainable design, construction drawings, codes, regulations, business practices, lighting and illustration. Includes specific studies in sustainable and high performance design based on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system through the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and its role in the built environment. Projects focus on research, writing and graphic presentation skills with a strong emphasis on real-life design experiences as well as theory.

Offers an NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) directed pathway for kitchen and bath design. Provides specific coursework that can benefit those already in the workforce. Prepares students to qualify as candidates for certification as an interior designer in the state of Maryland through NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certification preparation. This certificate is not a substitute for state certification. Credits may be transferred to schools offering a bachelor’s degree in interior design.

Range of Occupations

  • Commercial designer
  • Facilities design and management
  • Hospitality designer
  • Interior design manager
  • Kitchen and bath designer
  • Project manager
  • Sustainable designer

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center at http://www.aacc.edu/resources/careers-and-employment/career-services/.

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved or is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Education federal aid program eligibility. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid.

Degree/Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements


Demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111 .

Option (Advanced Interior Design or Kitchen and Bath): 7-8 credits


Related Educational Opportunities


Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Visit www.aacc.edu/coned for more information.

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings


Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Visit https://www.aacc.edu/about/schools-of-study/continuing-education/ for more information.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Assemble interior design materials and/or systems.
  • Use appropriate technology.
  • Follow building codes.
  • Address environmental, health safety and welfare issues.
  • Present visually and orally.
  • Apply legal and professional requirements to interior design.
  • Simulate the interior design and installation process.