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Commercial Design

20-304-1 Certificate (C) 17 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Want to improve your skills in commercial design? This certificate will help you gain skills in project management, presentation, computer design, lighting and ergonomics. Learn about office planning and landscaping, and how to select and present furnishings and materials for commercial projects. You’ll also develop your skills in computer-aided design. An internship will help you practice using your new skills, gain experience and make contacts in the field.

COURSE LIST

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Commercial CAD
10-304-128
2
Introduces the principles of computer-aided design and planning. Students develop floor plans and design workstations and open office systems.
Prerequisite: Drafting for Interior Design (10-304-131) OR Drafting Skills for Interiors (10-304-167) OR are not currently pursuing a degree
Project Development - Commercial Design
10-304-160
2
Management of the commercial project is emphasized. Communication with the client for data gathering, space planning, schedules and costing a project are stressed.
Prerequisites: Commercial Design (10-304-123) OR Intro to Commercial Design (10-304-174); Commercial CAD (10-304-124 or 10-304-128)
Advanced CAD
10-304-161
2
Emphasis on the use of CAD (Computer Aided Design) as a means of determining project and client needs. Production of both two- and three-dimensional drawings will be used in the construction and presentation phases of the project.
Prerequisite: Commercial CAD (10-304-124 or 10-304-128)
Furnishings & Materials - Commercial Design
10-304-162
1
Selection and presentation of furnishings and materials for commercial interiors are explored. These selections are based on projects where client requests, aesthetics, equipment technology and physical space are factors.
Prerequisites: Commercial Design (10-304-123) OR Intro to Commercial Design (10-304-174); Commercial CAD (10-304-124 or 10-304-128)
Lighting
10-304-163
1
Determination of how lighting affects interior environments is explored. Light fixtures and artificial lighting sources are analyzed and planned for both residential and commercial interiors.
Prerequisites: Commercial Design (10-304-123) OR Intro to Commercial Design (10-304-174); Commercial CAD (10-304-124 or 10-304-128)
Drafting Skills for Interiors
10-304-167
3
Introduces the techniques and language of architectural drafting and construction. Basic floor plan and elevation drafting is practiced.
Internship 2 Interior Design
10-304-172
3
Provides students the use of skills gained through courses and related laboratory experiences. These courses provide the opportunities to test their philosophy and theories, to make use of facts, knowledge, materials, to develop and refine skills and techniques while participating in the area's business under the close supervision of experienced supervising instructors.
Prerequisite: Internship 1, Interior Design (10-304-171)
Introduction to Commercial Design
10-304-174
3
Introduces the design, specification and documentation of commercial interiors. Provides students with knowledge of space planning, programming, office furnishings, finishes and materials, lighting, codes, building systems, sustainability and client presentation. Students develop CAD skills by producing documentation and furniture plans.
Prerequisites: Color Theory (10-304-127); Drafting for Interior Design (10-304-131) OR Drafting Skills for Interiors (10-304-167); Commercial CAD (10-304-128)

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