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Contact: Elisabeth EatmanTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: eeatman@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Interior Design - Level II

Business Division
Certificate T0304
The Interior Design - Level II Certificate builds upon the Level I coursework to provide students with intermediate skills that will lead to a career in interior design. There is a focus on design process including drawing and presentations skills, model-making, sketching, computer applications, and the planning of space and studio design. Students will prepare professional portfolios to strengthen career perspectives. This certificate may aid in the student’s search for an entry-level position as an assistant to a designer, library coordinator, or sales personnel for interior design products.

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
      $66.00

      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
      $60,497.69
      Annual Job Openings
      1,252

      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
      $70.73

      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
      $52,754.05
      Annual Job Openings
      642

      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
    • Furniture Finishers

      Furniture Finishers

      SOC Career Code: 51-7021.00

      Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.24

      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
      $31,423.93
      Annual Job Openings
      203

      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 - 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 - Level III

    Business Division
    Certificate T0305
    The Interior Design: Level III Certificate builds upon the Level II coursework to provide students with advanced skills that will enhance their Interior Design careers. There is a focus on building systems, lighting, advanced computer applications, business practices and studio design. Students will prepare professional portfolios to strengthen career perspectives. This certificate may aid in the student’s search for an intermediate position as an assistant to a designer, library coordinator, or a specialization in the field of interior design.

    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 coursework17
    Total Units50
    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 36Portfolio Development for Interior Design3
    or ID 37 Business Practices for Interior Design
    ID 39Interior Design Studio II3
    Required Electives
    Select 2 units from the following courses 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 Units17

    Interior Design Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • 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 

Contacts

Department Contact

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

Office Contact

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