Certificate of Completion in Interior Merchandising

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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in the Interior Merchandising program is intended to provide students with the knowledge and creative skills important to home furnishings, colorizing, visual merchandising, and home-staging industries. Students will study design principles and elements, color theory, drafting, furniture layout, historical and modern architecture and furniture, fabrics, and other factors utilized in interior merchandising. Elective coursework allows the students to take specific courses preparing them for a particular segment of the industry they are most interested in pursuing.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: EM, MC, PC

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Interior Merchandising (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5429
Total Credits Required
27
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this 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.

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

$27,014

* 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
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Critical Course RC 3
INT150 Color and Design RC 3
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture RC 3
INT145 Drawing and Rendering RC 3
INT170 Interior Materials RC 3
INT100 or
INT215 or
MGT251 or
MGT253
Interior Design Drafting or Professional Practices or Human Relations in Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business Recommended course: INT215 Professional Practices RE 3

Term C

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term C
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture Critical Course, Gateway Course.
Course carries H, HU Values
RC 3

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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 Certificate of Completion in Interior Merchandising (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=124626).

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