Interior Design



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 work as residential interior designers. The curriculum is composed of both science and art –which enables our graduates to blend creativity with technical elements for a successful foundation of industry skills.

Students who enter the program have two degree options: Associate in Applied Science –Interior Design (AAS) or Associate in Applied Science–Interior Design Transfer (AAST) degree.

Students may complete an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) in six quarters with an emphasis in residential interior design, and a broad understanding of interior design as a profession. Graduates are qualified to obtain employment within the industry of residential design and construction. Graduates of the program have gone on to work with specialized kitchen and bathroom designers, residential contractors, residential design retail showrooms and suppliers, large–scale residential casework manufacturers, and many have entered the real estate market as investors, realtors, home stagers, and house flippers!

Students who wish to continue their design education at a four–year college or university in a related field (interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, construction management, environmental design, or graphic design), can earn the Associate in Applied Science Transfer degree. This degree has the same design fundamentals and emphasis on residential design as the AAS degree, along with a more complete package of generally transferrable related instruction courses, which will make your transition into a 4–year program much simpler. There are five related instruction courses in the AAST degree (ENGL& 101, MATH 107, ART& 100, CMST& 220, and PSYC& 100), and three in the AAS degree (ENGL& 101, BUS 123, and CMST& 220).

Not sure which degree path is right for you? The first quarter curriculum for both degrees is the same, so you can decide after you have a better understanding of the interior design industry.


Program Learning Outcomes

1. Students will have the ability to interpret a client's needs and programmatic requirements, functional attributes, aesthetic considerations, and architectural conditions for the design of interior spaces.
2. Students will demonstrate the ability to resolve complex design challenges using critical
thinking, research, industry specific knowledge and industry standard technology.
3. Students will be able to effectively convey design problems and solutions through written, graphic and oral communication techniques.