Jose Perez, Interior Design, AA+D, Norwalk Community College
Jose Perez

Interior Design

Interior Design A.A.S. 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:

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Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree (64–66 credits)
Core Requirements (24–26 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
    IDS Interdisciplinary elective 3
    Social Science elective 3
    Science elective 3-4
Major Requirements (46 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 121 Color and Lighting for Design 3
IND 101 Interior Design Studio I 4
IND 201 Interior Design Studio II - Residential 4
IND 202 Interior Design Studio III - Commercial 4
    Cooperative Education Work Experience** 3
    or  
    200 level IND, ART, ARC or CADD course  
Recommended Sequence of Study
Semester 1
ART 111 Drawing I 3
ARC 105 Architectural Visualization* 4
ENG 101 Composition 3
CAD 114 Architectural CADD 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
ARC 106 Building Technology 4
CAD 204 CADD 3-D Architectural 3
Semester 3
IND 201 Interior Design Studio II - Residential 4
IND 121 Color and Lighting for Design 3
COM 173 Public Speaking 3
ARC 240 Environmental Systems 3
ART 105 Architecture of the World 3
Semester 4
IND 202 Interior Design Studio III - Commercial 4
    IDS Interdisciplinary elective 3
    Social Science elective 3
    Science elective 3-4
    Cooperative Education Work Experience** 3
    or  
    200 level IND, ART, ARC or CADD course  

*ARC 105 Architectural Visualization has a required corequisite: CAD 114. Permission of the instructor may be obtained with prior knowledge of CADD.

**IND 298 can be taken in any semester, including summer, after completing 30 credits of the program, of which at least 12 credits are ART/ARC/IND requirements, being in good academic standing, and the recommendation of the Program Coordinator.

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