Interior Design

Winter 2019



Degrees and Certificates

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Tuition and Fees

Additional Costs

Supplies and Equipment$600-900

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.

Career Opportunities

Kitchen and bathroom design showrooms, home improvement stores, residential interior design studios and offices, furniture stores, specialized design shops and other related design businesses provide employment opportunities. Students earning a professional diploma will have a broad range of employment opportunities, including architectural and contract design firms.

Professional Diploma - SFCC

Offered at Locations:  Spokane Falls Community College
Note: Students must complete the AAS degree in interior design and complete the review processes to enroll in commercial design specialty courses and earn a professional diploma.

First Quarter

GRDSN158PhotoShop I 2
GRDSN163InDesign I 2
INTDS281Interior Design Studio IV 6
INTDS286Computer Aided Design II 4
SOC& 101Intro to Sociology 5

Second Quarter

INTDS275Professional Practices 3
INTDS282Interior Design Studio V 6
INTDS287Digital Interior Design Technology 4
INTDS289Computer Aided Design III 4

Third Quarter

ENVS&101Intro to Env Science 5
INTDS266Cooperative Education Seminar 1
INTDS267Cooperative Education Work Experience 3
INTDS268Design Portfolio 4
49 credits are required for the Professional Diploma

Disclaimer: The college cannot guarantee courses will be offered in the quarters indicated. During the period this guide is in circulation, there may be curriculum revisions and program changes. Students are responsible for consulting the appropriate academic unit or adviser for more current and specific information. the information in this guide is subject to change and does not constitute an agreement between the college and the student.