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Interior Design Technology, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2070 - Catalog 2017/2018

Anindya Paul, Chair, 386-506-4155, paula@DaytonaState.edu

Linda Sullivan, 386-506-4154, Linda.Sullivan@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

To provide students with quality training, practice and skill development necessary to progress in the diverse career opportunities available within the interior design field. The program seeks to provide unique learning opportunities through practical hands-on training, involvement in and from the design community, and a comprehensive curriculum to ensure a successful transition from student of interior design to practitioner of interior design.

Description:

The primary purpose of this program is to prepare students for initial employment in the interior design, architecture, or construction industry. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for careers in this field. Program competency-based applied learning covers the elements and principles of design, advanced hand and computer aided drawing skills, visual and oral presentation skills, technical and historical reference, and interior design concepts and theory.

Interior designers that wish to be licensed and practice commercial design are required by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Board of Architecture and Interior Design to have a combination of six years of education and work experience and National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certification.

AS Certificate That Leads To This Degree:

The following AS Certificate is embedded within this degree: Interior Design Technology - Kitchen and Bath Specialization - 081600 . You may pursue the AS degree and also earn the AS certificate while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the AS certificate to develop or upgrade your skills. Contact your faculty or academic advisor for details and course options.

Daytona State College is the only college in Florida that offers the unique opportunity for students to earn an Associate Level Certification with the Window Fashions Certification Program prior to graduation.

After earning the A.S. degree and gaining four years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) state exam to become a licensed interior designer. Graduates may secure entry-level positions with architectural firms, interior design studios or with related businesses specializing in interior furnishings. Types of employment include interior designer, design assistant, sales representatives, CAD operator, interior decorator, visual merchandiser, salesperson and space planner.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Apply elements and principles of design to interior space.
  2. Execute appropriate, functional, and balanced space planning and furniture layout techniques.
  3. Specify appropriate furniture, fixtures, equipment, materials, lighting, and accessories.
  4. Identify interior building codes, regulations, and legislation relating to residential and non-residential spaces.
  5. Analyze historical, cultural, and societal influences on structures, interiors, and furnishings.
  6. Explain sustainability issues related to the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment.
  7. Communicate design concepts effectively through visual, written, and oral presentation skills.
  8. Demonstrate employability skills and an understanding of entrepreneurship and systems for a professional practice.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

  1. Individual Art and Presentation Supplies - $500
  2. A lab fee is charged for certain courses - refer to individual course descriptions.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 15 Credits

Communication Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

MAC1105College Algebra

3

MGF2107Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3

MAC1105: Students seeking to transfer to Bachelor's program are recommended to complete MAC1105 to satisfy their Mathematics core requirement.

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

DEP2004Developmental Psychology

3

PSY1012General Psychology

3

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

IND1432Lighting for Interior Design

3

BCN1251CArchitectural Drawing I and Lab

3

BCN1253CArchitectural Drawing II and Lab

3

ETD2320CComputer Aided Drafting I (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

ETD2340CComputer Aided Drafting II (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

HHD1321Introduction to Interior Design

3

HHD1361Practical Interior Applications

3

IND1021Interior Design Studio I

3

IND1211History of Architecture and Interiors I

3

IND1300Graphics of Interior Design I

3

IND1429Textiles for Commercial and Residential Interiors

3

IND1935Building and Barrier Free Codes

3

IND2210Interior Design Studio II

3

IND2220Commercial Interior Design

3

IND2501Practices of Interior Design

3

IND2608Sustainable Design

3

IND2949Cooperative Education Experience in Interior Design

1

Elective Courses (Choose 9 credits)

CGS2100Microcomputer Applications

3

DIG1109Digital Imaging Fundamentals

3

IND2410Kitchen and Bath Design I

3

IND2411Materials and Estimating for Kitchen and Bath

3

IND2414Kitchen and Bath Design II

3

BCN1210Materials and Processes

3

ETD2390CIntroduction to Revit Architecture and Lab

3

ETD2395CArchitectural CAD and Lab

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

BCN1251CArchitectural Drawing I and Lab

3

HHD1321Introduction to Interior Design

3

IND1300Graphics of Interior Design I

3

IND1211History of Architecture and Interiors I

3

IND1429Textiles for Commercial and Residential Interiors

3

2nd Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

BCN1253CArchitectural Drawing II and Lab

3

ETD2320CComputer Aided Drafting I (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

IND1021Interior Design Studio I

3

Elective

3

Summer Semester Term A - Six Weeks

Social Sciences Core

3

Elective

3

Summer Semester Term B - Six Weeks

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

Mathematics Core

3

Year 2

1st Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

ETD2340CComputer Aided Drafting II (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

HHD1361Practical Interior Applications

3

IND2220Commercial Interior Design

3

IND2608Sustainable Design

3

Elective

3

2nd Semester

IND1432Lighting for Interior Design

3

IND2210Interior Design Studio II

3

IND1935Building and Barrier Free Codes

3

IND2501Practices of Interior Design

3

IND2949Cooperative Education Experience in Interior Design

1

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 75

Notes

Any AS degree at Daytona State College will articulate into and allow admission into the BS programs offered at Daytona State College.