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Architecture and Interior Design - Advanced Interior Design (certificate)

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TItle of Certificate: Architecture and Interior Design - Advanced Interior Design, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 33-34

About the 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

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. 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 Educations Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing finaid@aacc.edu or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

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

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.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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