Official Title of Major: Architecture and Interior Design - Interior Design, A.A.S. (Fast Track Option)
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
About the Architecture and Interior Design Department
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.
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 (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Mike Ryan