Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design

Interior Design

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Interior Design

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Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design program prepares students to work in an entry-level interior design position. The program provides both general education and interior design classes including basic design, color theory and application, architectural and furniture history, drafting and computer aided design (CAD) for interior design, space planning, interior materials, rendering, and codes and regulations. Studio projects allow students to identify, research, solve, and present residential design problems.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC INT105 Introduction to Interior Design 3
HU INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
RC INT100 Interior Design Drafting 3
FYC ENG101 or ENG107 First-Year Composition 3
Math Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area. 3
SB PSY101 or
Introduction to Psychology or
Social Implications of Technology

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
HU INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture 3
RC INT140 Introduction to CAD for Interior Design 3
RC INT150 Color and Design 3
RC ARH101 or
Prehistoric through Gothic Art or
Renaissance through Contemporary Art
FYC ENG102 or ENG108 First-Year Composition 3
Critical Rdg Critical Reading Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area 0–3

Term 3

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
Oral Comm Oral Communication Any approved General Education course from the Oral Communication area 3
RC INT145 Drawing and Rendering 3
RC INT160 Fabrics for Interiors 3
RC INT170 Interior Materials 3
RC INT190 Space Planning 3

Term 4

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC INT175 Custom Design 3
RC INT200 Digital Rendering for Design 3
RC INT260 Interior Codes and Regulations 3
RC INT205 Residential Design 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4


If students plan to transfer to Northern Arizona University (NAU), MAT142 should be taken rather than MAT102.

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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