Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design

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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Interior Design (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3093
Total Credits Required
64–67
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Interior Design program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT100 Interior Design Drafting Critical Course RC 3
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Gateway Course, Critical Course RC 3
INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture HU 3
COM110 Interpersonal Communication COM 3
ENG101 or ENG107 FYC

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture HU 3
INT140 Introduction to CAD for Interior Design RC 3
INT145 Drawing and Rendering RC 3
INT150 Color and Design RC 3
INT200 Digital Rendering for Design RC 3
Critical Reading Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area Or equivalent as indicated by assessment CR 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors RC 3
INT190 Space Planning RC 3
INT215 or
INT230
Professional Practices or Presentation Techniques INT230 is required for students who intend to transfer to NAU. RC 3
ENG102 or ENG108 FYC
Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area MAT140 or MAT141 or MAT142 recommended for NAU transfer. MAT112 recommended for Associates degree only. MAT 3
Restricted Elective ARH101 or ARH102 are recommended courses for students who intend to transfer to NAU. RE

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT170 Interior Materials RC 3
INT175 Custom Design RC 3
INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design RC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
PSY101 or
SOC180
Introduction to Psychology or Social Implications of Technology SB 3

Program Electives

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

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC250 Basic Revit RE 3
ARC265 Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup RE 3
ARH101 or
ARH102
Prehistoric through Gothic Art or Renaissance through Contemporary Art RE 3
INT260 Interior Codes and Regulations RE 3

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Disclaimer

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

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=125829).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019