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
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Interior Merchandising (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
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.
|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.
|INT105||Introduction to Interior Design||Critical Course||RC||3|
|INT115||Historical Architecture and Furniture||
Critical Course, Gateway Course.
Course carries H, HU Values
|INT150||Color and Design||RC||3|
|INT160||Fabrics for Interiors||RC||3|
|INT120||Modern Architecture and Furniture||RC||3|
|INT145||Drawing and Rendering||RC||3|
|INT170||Interior Materials||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|Interior Design Drafting or Professional Practices or Human Relations in Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business||No requisites or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in INT190. or No requisites or No requisites||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
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.