Summer 2017



Degrees and Certificates

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Program Description

The Interior Design program at Spokane Falls Community College offers a broad-based and professionally relevant curriculum designed to enable graduates to successfully compete for jobs and to function as interior designers. Students who enter the program have various alternatives. They may complete an associate in applied science degree (AAS) in six quarters with an emphasis in residential design. These students could obtain employment in residential-oriented retail establishments such as wallcovering and furniture stores.
Students also may receive a Professional Interior Design Diploma in addition to the AAS degree by completing an optional one-year program. These students will have their AAS prior to beginning the additional year. The third year will qualify students for entry-level positions as professional interior designers and will emphasize commercial design, business, communications and advanced design specialty courses. These students will have a broad range of employment opportunities with architectural firms, commercial design firms, as well as a variety of retail design establishments. Students completing the additional year are required to prepare a portfolio and complete an industry internship that will ease the transition from school to work. In order to be certified into the third year program, students must participate in a formal design review process upon completion of their second year. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete projects using industry specific technology.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to produce finished work that is of a professional, entry-level, quality.
  3. Possess the technical skills to produce both hand and digital presentation drawings.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in graphic, written, and oral communication skills.
  5. Possess the ability to solve design problems that address programming criteria.
  6. Display proficiency in industry knowledge and the design process.