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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Degree
- Academic Plan
- Interior Design (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|INT100||Interior Design Drafting||RC||3|
|INT105||Introduction to Interior Design||RC||3|
|INT115||Historical Architecture and Furniture||HU||3|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication||Oral Comm||3|
|ENG101 or ENG107||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|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||Critical Rdg||0–3|
|INT160||Fabrics for Interiors||RC||3|
|INT190||Space Planning||Prerequisites: INT105. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ARC141 or INT140.||RC||3|
|Professional Practices or
|Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT190.||INT230 is required for students who intend to transfer to NAU.||RC||3|
|ENG102 or ENG108||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.||FYC||3|
|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||3|
|INT170||Interior Materials||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|INT175||Custom Design||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT105 and (ARC121 or INT100).||RC||3|
|INT240||Kitchen and Bath Design||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT190 and (ARC141 or INT140).||RC||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||NS||4|
|Introduction to Psychology or
Social Implications of Technology
Select 3 credits from the following list to satisy the restricted electives area.
|ARC265||Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup||RE||3|
|Prehistoric through Gothic Art or
Renaissance through Contemporary Art
|INT260||Interior Codes and Regulations||Prerequisites or Corequisites: INT190 or permission of Department or Division.||RE||3|
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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.
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).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.