Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design

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Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Interior Design

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


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

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.

Admission Criteria


Program Prerequisites


Required Courses Credits: 45

ARH101Prehistoric Through Gothic Art (3) OR
ARH102Renaissance Through Contemporary Art (3)3
INT100Interior Design Drafting3
INT105Introduction to Interior Design3
INT115Historical Architecture and Furniture3
INT120Modern Architecture and Furniture3
INT140Introduction to CAD for Interior Design3
INT145Drawing and Rendering3
INT150Color and Design3
INT160Fabrics for Interiors3
INT170Interior Materials3
INT175Custom Design3
INT190Space Planning3
INT200Advanced CAD for Interior Design3
INT205Residential Design3
INT260Interior Codes and Regulations3

Restricted Electives


Free Restricted Electives


General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 19-22
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area.
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area (3) OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
Math Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
Humanities and Fine Arts Credits: 0
Met by INT115 and INT120 in Required Courses area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
SOC180Social Implications of Technology (3)3

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Major: 3093
First Term: 2013 Summer I
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64-67
CIPS code: 50.0408
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Interior Design (37)
GPA: 2.00