Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design

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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 Degree
Academic Plan
Interior Design (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3093
Total Credits Required
64–67

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Interior Designers $51,030
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.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
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 FYC 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-18
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

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18
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 First-Year Composition 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

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
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 satisy the restricted electives area.

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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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

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).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.