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Contact: Elisabeth EatmanTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: eeatman@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Interior Design, AS

Business Division
Degree S1301

The Interior Design A.S. degree provides students with an excellent foundation for a successful career in interior design. Students will obtain the skill set necessary to obtain a variety of positions in the design field.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Interior Designers

      Interior Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1025.00

      Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $62.79

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $58,157.34
      Annual Job Openings
      1,573

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

      Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1026.00

      Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $25.70

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $32,273.77
      Annual Job Openings
      2,056

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Set and Exhibit Designers

      Set and Exhibit Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1027.00

      Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $70.28

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,586.79
      Annual Job Openings
      867

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Interior Design, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S1301

    The Interior Design A.S. degree provides students with an excellent foundation for a successful career in interior design. Students will obtain the skill set necessary to obtain a variety of positions in the design field.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ID 10Introduction to Interior Design2
    ID 10LIntroduction to Interior Design Laboratory1
    ID 12Materials and Products for Interior Design3
    ID 14History of Furniture and Decorative Arts3
    ID 20Color and Design Theory I3
    ID 21Color and Design Theory II3
    ID 22Design Drawing for Interior Design3
    ID 23Computer Aided Drawing for Interior Design I3
    ID 25Space Planning for Interior Design I3
    ID 26Space Planning for Interior Design II3
    ID 27Rapid Visualization3
    ID 29Interior Design Studio I3
    ID 31Building Systems for Interior Design3
    ID 32Lighting Design and Theory for Interior Design3
    ID 34Computer Aided Drawing for Interior Design II3
    ID 36Portfolio Development for Interior Design3
    or ID 37 Business Practices for Interior Design
    ID 39Interior Design Studio II3
    Required Electives 2
    Select two from the following
    ID 50
    Interior Design Specialized Topics
    ID 54
    Internship in Interior Design
    ID 56
    Integrated Drawing Techniques for Interior Design
    ID 58
    Field Studies in Interior Design
    ID 59
    Computer Basics for Interior Design
    ID 99
    Special Projects in Interior Design
    Total Units50

    Recommended Electives 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ARCH 122
    Architectural Presentations

    Interior Design Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Interior Design - Level I

    Business Division
    Certificate E0364
    Interior Design - Level I Certificate is designed to prepare students with a broad overview and solid foundation in the area of interior design and related fields. This certificate may lead to new opportunities and provide students with the groundwork upon which to build a career.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ID 10Introduction to Interior Design2
    ID 10LIntroduction to Interior Design Laboratory1
    ID 12Materials and Products for Interior Design3
    ID 14History of Furniture and Decorative Arts3
    Total Units9

    Interior Design Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Interior Design - Kitchen and Bath, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S1302

    The Interior Design: Kitchen and Bath Design A.S. degree provides students with specialized skills in the area of Kitchen and Bath Design and is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Students will strengthen career perspectives and develop work to incorporate into a professional portfolio. This certificate may aid in the student’s search for an intermediate position as an assistant to a kitchen and bath designer. Students completing this program and meeting the eligibility requirements will qualify to sit for the academic portion of the Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Bath Designer (CBD) upon graduation to earn the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) designation.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ID 10Introduction to Interior Design2
    ID 10LIntroduction to Interior Design Laboratory1
    ID 12Materials and Products for Interior Design3
    ID 14History of Furniture and Decorative Arts3
    ID 20Color and Design Theory I3
    ID 21Color and Design Theory II3
    ID 22Design Drawing for Interior Design3
    ID 23Computer Aided Drawing for Interior Design I3
    ID 25Space Planning for Interior Design I3
    ID 26Space Planning for Interior Design II3
    ID 27Rapid Visualization3
    ID 29Interior Design Studio I3
    ID 31Building Systems for Interior Design3
    ID 32Lighting Design and Theory for Interior Design3
    ID 34Computer Aided Drawing for Interior Design II3
    ID 37Business Practices for Interior Design3
    ID 39Interior Design Studio II3
    Completion of Interior Design - Kitchen and Bath Coursework 6
    ID 40
    Kitchen and Bath Studio I
    ID 41
    Kitchen and Bath Studio II
    1-3 variable unit course. 3 units required3
    ID 48
    Internship in Kitchen and Bath
    Required Electives
    Select courses from the following (2 units required)2
    ID 50
    Interior Design Specialized Topics
    ID 54
    Internship in Interior Design
    ID 56
    Integrated Drawing Techniques for Interior Design
    ID 58
    Field Studies in Interior Design
    ID 59
    Computer Basics for Interior Design
    ID 99
    Special Projects in Interior Design
    Total Units59

    Interior Design Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Interior Design Kitchen and Bath Specialization

    Business Division
    Certificate T0306
    The Kitchen and Bath Specialization coursework builds upon the Level III Certificate to provide students with specialized skills in the area of Kitchen and Bath Design and is accredited by the national Kitchen and Bath Association. Students will strengthen career perspectives and develop work to incorporate into a professional portfolio. This certificate may aid in the student’s search for an intermediate position as an assistant to a Kitchen and Bath Designer. Students completing this certificate and meeting the eligibility requirements will quality to sit for the academic portion of the Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Bath Designer (CBD) upon graduation to earn the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) designation.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Interior Design - Level I coursework9
    PLUS
    Completion of the Interior Design - Level II coursework24
    PLUS
    Completion of the Interior Design - Level III coursework15
    PLUS
    Completion of Kitchen and Bath Specialization coursework9
    Required Electives 2
    Total Units59
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Interior Design - Level I coursework
    ID 10Introduction to Interior Design2
    ID 10LIntroduction to Interior Design Laboratory1
    ID 12Materials and Products for Interior Design3
    ID 14History of Furniture and Decorative Arts3
    Total Units9
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Interior Design - Level II coursework
    ID 20Color and Design Theory I3
    ID 21Color and Design Theory II3
    ID 22Design Drawing for Interior Design3
    ID 23Computer Aided Drawing for Interior Design I3
    ID 25Space Planning for Interior Design I3
    ID 26Space Planning for Interior Design II3
    ID 27Rapid Visualization3
    ID 29Interior Design Studio I3
    Total Units24
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Interior Design - Level III coursework
    ID 31Building Systems for Interior Design3
    ID 32Lighting Design and Theory for Interior Design3
    ID 34Computer Aided Drawing for Interior Design II3
    ID 37Business Practices for Interior Design3
    ID 39Interior Design Studio II3
    Total Units15
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Kitchen and Bath Specialization coursework
    ID 40Kitchen and Bath Studio I3
    ID 41Kitchen and Bath Studio II3
    Variable unit course, 3 units required 3
    ID 48
    Internship in Kitchen and Bath
    Total Units9
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Required Electives
    2 units required from the courses listed below2
    ID 50
    Interior Design Specialized Topics
    ID 54
    Internship in Interior Design
    ID 56
    Integrated Drawing Techniques for Interior Design
    ID 58
    Field Studies in Interior Design
    ID 59
    Computer Basics for Interior Design
    ID 99
    Special Projects in Interior Design

    Interior Design Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Elisabeth EatmanTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: eeatman@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 13-1250Phone: (909) 274-6336