Certificate of Completion in Interior Merchandising

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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
24
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is 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
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers $29,070
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

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Critical Course RC 3

Term C

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

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
INT150 Color and Design RC 3
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
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

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = 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.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

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).

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