AAS Interior Design
Academic Plan Code
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.
|RC||INT105||Introduction to Interior Design||3|
|HU||INT115||Historical Architecture and Furniture||3|
|RC||INT100||Interior Design Drafting||3|
|FYC||First-Year Composition||Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area.||3|
|Math||Mathematics||Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area.||MAT102 or higher recommended course||3|
|Introduction to Psychology or
Social Implications of Technology
|HU||INT120||Modern Architecture and Furniture||3|
|RC||INT140||Introduction to CAD for Interior Design||ARC121 OR INT100||3|
|RC||INT150||Color and Design||3|
|Prehistoric through Gothic Art or
Renaissance through Contemporary Art
|FYC||First-Year Composition||Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area||3|
|Critical Rdg||Critical Reading||Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area||Or equivalent as indicated by assessment||0–3|
|Oral Comm||Oral Communication||Any approved General Education course from the Oral Communication area||3|
|RC||INT145||Drawing and Rendering||ARC121 OR INT100||3|
|RC||INT160||Fabrics for Interiors||3|
|RC||INT170||Interior Materials||INT105 OR permission of instructor||3|
|RC||INT190||Space Planning||INT105 AND (ARC121 or INT100). Prerequisite or Corequisite: INT140 OR ARC141||3|
|RC||INT175||Custom Design||INT105 AND (ARC121 or INT100)||3|
|RC||INT200||Advanced CAD for Interior Design||INT140 OR prior CAD experience OR permission of instructor||3|
|RC||INT260||Interior Codes and Regulations||Prerequisite or Corequisite INT190 OR permission of Department or Division||3|
|RC||INT205||Residential Design||INT145, INT170, AND INT190||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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