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ID – Interior Design Outcomes

AAS - Interior Design AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Apply the principles and concepts of color and design throughout the creation of residential client-based projects.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Produce architecturally accurate drawings by applying correct architectural graphics and drafting standards.
  • Communication
Incorporate and articulate appropriate historical perspectives in creating residential projects.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Apply research and evaluation skills in the selection and use of products/ materials including sustainable design applications.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
Apply building codes and an understanding of the Americans with Disability Act to residential design projects.
  • Cultural Awareness
Utilize an understanding of professional practice methodology, ethics, selling techniques, and communication/ listening skills.
  • Professional Competence
Apply skills in leadership, negotiation, interpersonal and teamwork communication.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence

ACERT1 - Design for Accessibility & Aging in Place One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Identify design criteria required for universally-designed residential interiors.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Consult with other designers, builders and architects on design requirements for interiors that do not discriminate based on ability of clients and users.
  • Communication
  • Cultural Awareness

ACERT - Kitchen and Bath Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Identify aesthetic and spatial requirements for a project, by observation of space and client interview; create design solutions using elements and principles of interior design.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Apply universal and accessible design criteria to meet client needs.
  • Cultural Awareness
Incorporate environmental considerations, using knowledge of sustainable building practices and specification of sustainable products, materials and appliances.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
Prepare contract documents, using industry standards for written and graphic communication.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Interior Furnishings Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Source and specify interior furnishings that include furniture, finishes, floor coverings, light fixtures and window treatments.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Apply skills associated with the sales industry side of the interior design and decorating professions.
  • Professional Competence
Guide interior design and decorating clients in procuring appropriate furnishings.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence