Printed on 2/27/2021

Interior Design

10-304-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Surroundings have an enormous influence on people’s lives. Put your creativity to work in this exciting career field as an interior designer. You will learn how to plan the arrangement of interior space and coordinate the selection and sales of furniture, draperies and other fabrics, floor coverings and interior accessories. You will also learn the skills you need to accurately bid project proposals. You’ll learn both residential and commercial design. Through elective courses you can explore options such as kitchen and bath planning, window treatments, wall finishes or flooring. Internships will help you gain the practice and confidence to create design projects for clients.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (39 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Fundamentals of Design
    10-304-110
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a foundation in the principles and elements of design. The understanding of good design, taste and creativity is stressed in student projects. Students use their projects in a design show.

  • Basic Interior Design
    10-304-125
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304125
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the basic elements, materials, and mathematics of interior design. Topics include furniture arranging and the treatment of windows, walls and floors.

  • Color Theory
    10-304-127
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304127
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the basic principles of color. Color harmonies are correlated with practical problems as they apply to interior design. Students present their plans, selection of furnishings and colors for group discussion and critique.

  • Drafting Skills for Interiors
    10-304-167
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304167
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the techniques and language of architectural drafting and construction. Basic floor plan and elevation drafting is practiced.

  • Commercial CAD
    10-304-128
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10304128
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the principles of computer-aided design and planning. Students develop floor plans and design workstations and open office systems.

    Coreq: Drafting Skills for Interiors (10304167) OR are not currently pursuing a degree
  • Textiles
    10-304-129
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304129
    • Credits: 3.00

    Studies textiles as they appear in interiors, taking the student from fiber to fabric. Topics include fibers, yarns, fabric construction, finishes and decorating techniques. Emphasis is on selection, care, use and textile legislation as related to the field of interior design.

  • History of Furniture
    10-304-144
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10304144
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the history of art, architecture and furnishings from early Egypt through the Western World of the 20th century. Special attention is given to European court styles and the decorative arts of Colonial America.

  • Computer Basics for Design
    10-304-150
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10304150
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces the student to current Interior Design software used to create effective client presentations and professional portfolios. Students will get an overview of software used for 3D rendering, photo editing and presentation layouts.

  • Construction Applications - Mechanical & Lighting
    10-304-154
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304154
    • Credits: 3.00

    Demonstrates knowledge of standard building terms, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems. Students will become aware of communication with the trades, building changes as they relate to cost and specify materials to satisfy design criteria.

  • Presentation Techniques
    10-304-166
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304166
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the student to a variety of techniques used in design communication. The student will learn and practice perspective drawing, illustration techniques and board layout styles. Good interior design requires adequate and appropriate methods of communication and presentation.

  • Advanced Interior Design
    10-304-134
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10304134
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces advanced techniques for the design and calculation of draperies, bedding, kitchen and bath projects using workroom forms and computerized drawings.

    Prereq: Basic Interior Design (10304125); Drafting Skills for Interiors (10304167)
  • Business Principles for Interior Design
    10-304-135
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10304135
    • Credits: 1.00

    Presents the business aspects of a career in interior design. Topics include business forms, billing procedures and business setup.

  • Introduction to Commercial Design
    10-304-174
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304174
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

    Prereq: Color Theory (10304127); Drafting Skills for Interiors (10304167); Commercial CAD (10304128)
  • Design Applications
    10-304-143
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304143
    • Credits: 3.00

    Applies previous course learning experiences to hypothetical residential and commercial design problems. Board layouts and oral presentations accompany each solution.

    Prereq: Drafting Skills for Interior 10304167; Color Theory 10304127; Presentation Tech 10304166; Fund of Design 10304110; History of Furniture 10304144
  • Internship 1 Interior Design
    10-304-171
    3Credit
    162
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 162
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10304171
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

    Prereq: Fund Dsgn (10304110); Textiles (10304129); Draft Skills Int (10304167); Basic Int Dsgn (10304125); Color Theory (10304127); Presentation Techniques (10304166)

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 46+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 16+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
    10-809-166
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809166
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

    Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Interior Design Study Tour
    10-304-107
    1Credit
    54
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10304107
    • Credits: 1.00

    Increases the students' awareness and appreciation of furnishings, design, architecture and the arts. Students view furnishing collections and survey and study architectural details and historic sites. Additional cost of trip.

  • Reupholstery
    10-304-126
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10304126
    • Credits: 2.00

    Studies manufacturers' upholstery methods and presents the techniques of upholstering and the art of reupholstering. Students reupholster a furniture piece.

  • Flooring
    10-304-152
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10304152
    • Credits: 1.00

    Helps the student with a special interest in carpet and flooring gain a further knowledge of flooring types and materials. Students practice planning layouts effectively and accurately. Selling tips are discussed.

  • Advanced CAD
    10-304-161
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10304161
    • Credits: 2.00

    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.

    Prereq: Commercial CAD (10304128)
  • Interior Display
    10-304-173
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10304173
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides hands-on experiences in the art of display and arrangement. Topics include the selection and display of accessories, floral design, matting and framing, tools and techniques for hanging art, event planning and visual display for retail design.

    Prereq: Fundamentals of Design (10304110); Color Theory (10304127)
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