Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design

Interior Design

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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. Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

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, Arts and Design
  • 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 INT100 Interior Design Drafting 3
RC INT105 Introduction to Interior Design 3
HU INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
Oral Comm COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3
FYC ENG101 or ENG107 First-Year Composition 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
HU INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture 3
RC INT140 Introduction to CAD for Interior Design 3
RC INT145 Drawing and Rendering 3
RC INT150 Color and Design 3
RC INT200 Digital Rendering for Design 3
Critical Rdg Critical Reading Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area 0–3

Term 3

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC INT160 Fabrics for Interiors 3
RC INT190 Space Planning 3
RC INT215 or
Professional Practices or
Presentation Techniques
FYC ENG102 or ENG108 First-Year Composition 3
MAT Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC INT170 Interior Materials 3
RC INT175 Custom Design 3
RC INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
SB PSY101 or
Introduction to Psychology or
Social Implications of Technology

Program Electives

Select 3 credits from the following list to satisy the restricted electives area.

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE ARC250 Basic Revit 3
RE ARC265 Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup 3
RE ARH101 or
Prehistoric through Gothic Art or
Renaissance through Contemporary Art
RE INT260 Interior Codes and Regulations 3

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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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