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Planner for Architecture and Interior Design - Interior Design (A.A.S.)

Official Title of Major: Architecture and Interior Design - Interior Design, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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Purpose: The degree prepares students for further study in the field of architecture and interior design while also preparing students to enter the workforce directly. There are two areas of concentration; Architecture and Interior Design.

Areas of Concentration: This degree requires that students choose a concentration in one of two areas. A concentration is a structured plan of study within a degree program. The number of credit hours and particular course requirements for a concentration may vary, as listed below.  To achieve a concentration, students must receive credit for every course requirement listed under that concentration.

This Concentration:

Interior Design (code AAS.ACH.ID-INT-DSGN):

Prepares students in the field of interior design while developing essential skills required in the workforce. Program focuses on both residential and commercial aspects of design and construction such as, illustration, color, lighting, textiles, finishes and furnishings. Equips students with employable skills in research, client relations, programming, contract documentation, design analysis, presentation, CAD (computer aided design), BIM (building information modeling) and interior material specifications. In addition to both the creative and functional aspects of design the program focuses on health, safety and welfare issues required by the industry. These issues include sustainable design based on the LEED system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), ADA (The Americans with Disability Act) and human factors in design such as anthropometrics, ergonomics and color psychology. See department chair regarding specific college and university requirements and department transfer agreements. Program satisfies the minimum credit requirements for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) allied or professional membership. Also satisfies the minimum educational requirement for NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certification. Provides pathways to industry required internships, entry level positions and the advanced certificate options.

Faculty Contact ( Mike Ryan

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
3 credit hours    
ACH 100 - Introduction to Interior Design   1 credit hour     
ACH 111 - Graphic Communication 1: Composition and Delineation   3 credit hours     
ACH 121 - Construction Technology 1   3 credit hours     
ACH 104 - Interior Finishes and Applications   3 credit hours     
Mathematics GER  
3 credit hours    

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
ACH 101 - Kitchen and Bath Fundamentals   1 credit hour     
ACH 105 - Textiles and Textile Applications   3 credit hours     
ACH 112 - Graphic Communication 2: Design and Representation  
3 credit hours     
ACH 106 - Interior Design Studio  
3 credit hours     
CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology  OR
CTP 103 - Theories and Applications of Digital Technology  
3 credit hours    

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ACH 201 - History of Interior Design  
3 credit hours     
ACH 202 - Space Planning  
3 credit hours     
ACH 242 - Environmental Systems for Design  
3 credit hours     
ACH 245 - Digital Technologies 1  
3 credit hours     
ART 125 - Drawing 1  
3 credit hours     

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Interior Design Capstone Studio (chosen from list below)
ACH 203 - Commercial Design Studio   (Spring only)
ACH 205 - Residential Studio  
ACH 206 - Kitchen and Bath Design  
4 credit hours    
ACH 204 - Interior Construction Detailing  
3 credit hours     
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology  
3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Science GER  
Recommend: PHY 120 - Sound and Light - An Interdisciplinary Approach  
3 credit hours    


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This is a recommended sequence of courses. Please refer to the main catalog page for this program  fpr specific graduation requirements. Certain departmental courses may only be offered in the day or evening and some may only be offered in the fall or spring semesters. So it is strongly recommended that students take those courses when offered in order to stay on track for their degree or certificate. Consult with ACH Department Chair for program advising questions and recommendations. Students are encouraged to contact the other departments for non-ACH course offerings listed.