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Interior Design Courses

These listings are sourced from Curricunet, and some courses may not be offered every semester. For additional information, contact the academic department, speak with counseling or refer to the current Class Schedule and College Catalog.

ID 48 - Drafting for Interior Design    ( 3.00 Units )
This course will introduce basic drafting techniques as related to architectural working drawings for interior design. Emphasis is on lettering, measuring techniques, scale problems, use of architectural and NKBA graphic standards, dimensioning, plans, elevations, sections, and perspective drawings.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrates proper use of drafting equipment, metric and imperial scale applications and measuring techniques per NKBA recommendation.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of architectural blueprints in order to translate dimension and building features accurately.
  3. Demonstrate competency in producing drawings using NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards to convey the design solution clearly.
  4. Demonstrates competency in producing drawings using architectural standards to convey the design solution clearly.
  5. Communicates the design solution by developing a written and oral design statement to substantiate the project to the client.
  6. Demonstrate correct application of electrical symbols.

ID 49 - Digital Tools for Design and Visual Communication    ( 4.00 Units )
Introduction to digital tools with computer-aided design drafting. Ability to effectively use basic design principles in two dimensions. Topics include command basics including drawing entity creation and modification, industry layering standards, text and dimensioning systems appropriate to architecture, creating symbol libraries, external reference techniques, model and paper space commands, and plotting techniques. May not receive credit if ARCH 68 has been completed.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify hardware uses and limitations appropriate to Computer-Aided Design Drafting.
  2. Construct drawings using Digital drafting software and justify external reference files and images to drawings.
  3. Focus on AIA (American Institute of Architects) Standard Layer System.
  4. Select appropriate scale in multiple views and plots.

ID 50 - Residential Space Planning    ( 3.00 Units )
Basic techniques in planning space for interiors. Private and group living spaces, support systems, functional planning of interior space, and color in space planning.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Explain the principles of space as it relates to the utility, economy, beauty and character of living environments.
  2. Design group and private spaces and explain the demands that group activities place on space relationships.
  3. Draw floor plans and elevations.

ID 51 - Digital Drafting Principles I    ( 3.00 Units )
Introduction to vocabulary, tools, and graphic techniques for interior designers, communication utilizing computer aid methods, with emphasis on residential interior design drawings including elevations, perspectives, rendering and 3 dimensional modeling.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify fundamental elements of interior residential, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing system and their application in construction documents.
  2. Identify reprographic options and system in computer-aided drafting standards as prescribed by the AIA (American Institute of Architects).
  3. Incorporate basic Uniform Building Code requirements to residential construction drawings.
  4. Use industry conventions to complete working drawings for a interior residential wood frame structure.

ID 52 - History of Interiors and Furnishings    ( 3.00 Units )
A survey of the history of interiors and furnishings from Egyptian period to the present. Emphasis on furniture styles and ornamentation.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe dates, styles, and art monuments as related to furnishings.
  2. Explain the relationship between European and American furniture design
  3. Describe typical ornamentation characteristic of the major art movements

ID 54 - Principles of Interior Design    ( 3.00 Units )
The course is intended to provide students with the knowledge of elements and principles of design as they apply to interiors and to analyze interiors using basic design concepts. Emphasis is on the use of color and texture in the selection of home furnishings.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Select a space which effectively uses the principles of interior design.
  2. Plan and coordinate a bedroom and living room which please the designer.
  3. Compile the materials and furniture for a living room and dining room which meet the needs of a client.

ID 55 - Introduction to Textiles    ( 3.00 Units )
The textile industry and its effects on the apparel and home furnishings markets. Fiber identification, yarn and fabric construction, and decoration. Emphasis on consumer information, fabric performance, care and labeling, and legal responsibilities of the industry.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify specific fiber characteristics, structure, and properties.
  2. Explain the expected performance of natural and synthetic fibers and their properties and the necessity of labeling; identify fabric weaves and other construction; explain legal constraint on textile and apparel manufacturers.
  3. Describe the problems relating to the use and care of fabric finishes; describe how designs are applied through dyeing and printing;
  4. Identify the important fabric resources and the role they plan in the total fashion manufacturing process and in fashion merchandising

ID 56 - Professional Practices    ( 3.00 Units )
Interior design practices including business and marketing aspects, wholesale resource development, design presentation and career preparation, contractual obligations.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe the basic business skills required of an interior designer, including accounting, billing fees, compensation, basic contracts and legal responsibilities. Also describe a total design project and the designer’s responsibilities to the client.
  2. Explain varying compensation methods; state the importance of public relations and publicity as ways for building a clientele; and summarize networking opportunities
  3. Draw furniture layouts and present ideas to a client; create a plan for estimating and costing.

ID 58 - Fundamentals of Lighting    ( 3.00 Units )
Residential and commercial lighting systems as they apply to what constitutes a well-lit interior space. Includes an investigation of current lighting fixtures and lighting resources.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Evaluate existing commercial and residential lighting installations and discuss how artificial and natural light can be used to render color.
  2. Design a lighting system for a residential and commercial establishment using drafting equipment and develop a lighting proposal for a client, including landscape lighting.
  3. Read reflective ceiling plans including the use of electrical symbols and lettering. Discuss Title 24 as it applies to commercial residential lighting design.

ID 60 - Materials and Resources    ( 3.00 Units )
Survey of residential and commercial interior furnishings with attention to product knowledge of furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass, metals, plastics, and composite materials. Skills needed to perform related activities.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe trends in the design and manufacture of furnishings and accessories for residential and commercial interiors.
  2. Explain the nature of the materials used in the production of furnishings made of wood, textiles, glass, ceramics, metal, plastics and composite materials.
  3. Identify resources and suppliers, and their business practices.

ID 62 - Kitchen and Bathroom Design    ( 3.00 Units )
Survey of the field of kitchen and bathroom designs. Includes resources, materials, trends, costs and needs, both functional and aesthetic.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will learn & understand the NKBA Planning Guidelines & graphic standards
  2. Student will become proficient at measuring and reporting existing measurements
  3. Student will design & produce working drawings of a Kitchen space
  4. Student will design & produce working drawings of a Bath space

ID 70 - Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design    ( 3.00 Units )
National Kitchen and Bath (NKBA) planning guidelines and NKBA Access Standards for kitchen and bath. Emphasis on designing a universal kitchen and universal bath. Creation of working documents to design a kitchen and bath from its beginning to completion.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will design & produce working drawings for a Kitchen project, using NKBA standards
  2. Student will design & produce working drawings for a Bath project, using NKBA standards
  3. Student will apply their knowledge of the NKBA Planning Guidelines, Graphics & Professional Resource Library & prep for AKBD

ID 72 - Commercial Interior Design    ( 3.00 Units )
Introduction to the field of commercial design. Emphasis on the design of interior spaces such as offices, restaurants and hotels. Topics will include space planning, interior specifications and costing out jobs.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop floor plans, electrical plans and interior elevations of a commercial space
  2. Use space planning to develop furniture layouts of a commercial space
  3. Explain how to specify commercial materials and furnishings

ID 73 - Digital Drafting Principles II    ( 3.00 Units )
Continuation of ID 51 with emphasis on architectural interior working drawings for non-residential buildings with wood, masonry, steel and concrete structures. Application of advanced computer-aided drafting techniques for architectural construction documents will be reviewed, as will the use of electronic/web-based information sources, including Architectural Graphic Standards, Sweets Catalogs, and the Uniform Building Code.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate ability to use the Uniform Building Code for non-residential projects.
  2. Identify and execute critical details for non-residential buildings.
  3. Use computer-aided drafting and internet resources for compiling nonresidential construction documents.
  4. Use industry conventions to complete working drawings for small masonry, steel, concrete, and wood frame construction.

ID 74 - Internship    ( 3.00 Units )
Provides the focal point for the coordination of the student's curriculum with college supervised employment/volunteering in the student's major field. Emphasis on building strong working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co-workers. Issues pertaining to the modern workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Have work experience related to the Kitchen & Bath Profession
  2. Gain knowledge on the Kitchen & Bath Products
  3. Learn or have some knowledge of the software used in the Kitchen & Bath industry
  4. Gain some experience on dealing with Clients, Vendors and Contractors