Adrian Champa, Interior Design, AA+D, Norwalk Community College
Adrian Champa

Interior Design

Interior Design A.A.S. Career Program

The Interior Design program is designed to develop technical skills, creativity, and an understanding of all aspects of interior design. The graduates of the program will be qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree (60–61 credits)
Core Requirements (22–23 credits) Credits
ENG 101 Composition 3
ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3
COM 173 Public Speaking 3
MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra (or higher
level math)
3-4
ART 105 Architecture of the World 3
    Social Science elective 3
BIO 181 Environmental Science 4
Major Requirements (38 credits)
ART 111 Drawing I 3
ARC 105 Architectural Visualization 4
ARC 106 Building Technology 4
ARC 240 Environmental Systems 3
CAD 114 Architectural CADD 3
CAD 204 CADD 3-D Architectural 3
IND 120 Materials, Textiles and Finishes 3
IND 101 Interior Design Studio I 4
IND 201 Interior Design Studio II - Residential 4
IND 202 Interior Design Studio III - Commercial 4
    Interior Design elective* 3
Recommended Sequence of Study
Semester 1
ARC 105 Architectural Visualization 4
CAD 114 Architectural CADD 3
ENG 101 Composition 3
MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra (or higher
level math)
3-4
Semester 2
IND 101 Interior Design Studio I 4
IND 120 Materials, Textiles and Finishes 3
ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3
BIO 181 Environmental Science 4
Semester 3
IND 201 Interior Design Studio II - Residential 4
ARC 106 Building Technology 4
CAD 204 CADD 3-D Architectural 3
COM 173 Public Speaking 3
    Social Science elective 3
Semester 4
IND 202 Interior Design Studio III - Commercial 4
ARC 240 Environmental Systems 3
ART 105 Architecture of the World 3
    Interior Design elective* 3
ART 111 Drawing I 3

*IND 121 is recommended.

Note: Certain courses can be taken only in a sequence. For example, IND 101 will be followed by IND 201 and finally IND 202. Some courses are offered only once a year, so students should plan carefully with their advisors’ help. ARC 105 Architectural Visualization has a required corequisite: CAD114. Permission of the instructor may be obtained with prior knowledge of CADD.

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