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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 100 - Introduction to Interior Design

1 credit hour - One hour forty minutes weekly; 8 weeks.
Gain an overview of the interior design profession. Learn the principles and elements of interior design through critiques, simple in-class exercises, projects, and lectures. Explores the various academic pathways in both residential and commercial design. Preparatory course for students exploring the field of interior design and seeking a certificate or degree. Lab fee $20.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the field of Interior Design and options of specialization in this career path
    • Determine if Interior Design is the career path for you.
    • Describe the misconceptions of the responsibilities of an Interior Designer.
    • Ascertain an area of specialization in Interior Design that you would like to pursue.
  • Explain how Interior Design affects the public and private spaces from a local to a global market
    • Determine the environmental impact of Interior Design globally.
    • Adopt principles of universal design and ADA standards, (American Disabilities Act).
    • Predict the visual impact designers contribute to client business success.
  • Define business reponsibilities of the Interior Designer as an employee or employer.
    • Explore specialization in interior design pathways and the work criteria associated with each path.
    • Define the legal responsibilities of the designer/client relationship.
    • Propose optional business practices that benefit the interior designer as an employee or employer
    • Acquaint self with marketing tools to encourage business growth.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 5 Self Management Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking