May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design AAS - Academic Plan


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The Interior Design Program at ACC has been educating Interior Design professionals since 1975, and is one of the oldest programs in the State of Colorado. This program enjoys an excellent reputation of quality education in the Colorado Interior Design community. Interior Designers play an important role in developing efficient, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces in both residential and commercial interior environments. The Interior Design program at ACC prepares students for a career as a professional interior designer. Students learn to develop not only creative abilities and how to express them, but also the methods and processes needed to practice design ethically, responsibly and profitably. 

NKBA Accreditation: The ACC Interior Design Program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and was awarded the NKBA Award for Excellence in Education (2011-2012); one of only three schools nationally to receive this award.
 

Course Availability


Total Credits = 75-76

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
ART 1201  - Drawing I 3 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1021  - English Composition I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Course (See Notes for details) 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Course (See Notes for details) 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Course (See Notes for details) 3 No Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
CAD 1105  - AutoCAD for Interiors 4 No Yes Yes Yes
CAD 1110  - Sketchup 3 No Yes Yes No
IND 1100  - Interior Design Fundamentals* 4 No Yes Yes No
IND 1102  - History of Interior Design* 3 No No Yes Yes
IND 2200  - Drafting for Interiors* 4 No Yes Yes No
IND 2203  - Space Planning 3 Yes Yes Yes No
IND 2204  - Estimating Interior Materials* 3 No Yes Yes No
IND 2208  - Residential Design 4 Yes Yes No No
IND 2209  - Commercial Design I 2 Yes Yes No No
IND 2501  - Kitchen and Bath Design 4 Yes Yes Yes No
IND 2211  - Commercial Design II 4 Yes No Yes No
IND 2701  - Professional Practice for Interior Designers 2 Yes No Yes No
IND 2300  - Interior Construction* 4 Yes No Yes No
IND 2702  - IND Portfolio Presentations 3 Yes Yes No No
IND 2302  - Lighting Design 3 Yes No Yes No
IND 2703  - Sustainable Design 3 Yes Yes No No
IND 2088  - Practicum 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
IND 2089  - Capstone 3 Yes Yes Yes No
Major Elective (See Notes for specific requirements) 3-4 No Yes Yes Yes

 

Program Outcomes


  • Analyze information to synthesize design solutions to meet the client’s needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively research a complex design problem that will be incorporated into a final design solution.
  • Demonstrate a professional work ethic expressing value as a designer with problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pertinent business practices required for the Interior Design industry.
  • Demonstrate professional presentation skills.
  • Develop skills to produce professional quality interior design.
  • Apply current product knowledge to customer’s needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design construction and systems.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time)


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time)


Year 3 - Summer


Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Course, 3 credits

Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Course, 3 credits

Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Course, 3 credits

Year 3 - Fall


Year 4 - Summer


Notes


  • *This course requires college-level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of the appropriate college-readiness course.
  • AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Major Elective: Select one (1) Interior Design Elective from: CAD 2210 , CAD 2220 , IND 2075 , IND 2502 , IND 2080 , or MAR 1011 . Recommended courses are listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) or the Interior Design Department for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.

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