May 29, 2023  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Interior Design: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 24 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
General Information
Program Information 801-957-4678
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Program Director - Mojdeh Sakaki
Assistant Professor - Jeri Eastman

Program Description
The Interior Design program is structured to prepare students for entry into the varied professions within the field of interior design. Students will earn how to identify, research, and creatively solve problems related to the quality of interior environments. Interior Designers provide specialized services for planning both commercial and residential spaces. In addition, student will learn drafting techniques and how to use computer-aided design tools which will help them present their work to clients. Student will also gain an understanding of the legal and ethical issues that guide and direct the profession.

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to provide experienced planning services that include: design analysis, space planning and aesthetics, specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishing.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The courses included in this Certificate of Proficiency directly transfer to Weber State University’s Interior Design Program towards a Bachelor of Science Degree. Weber State requires general education requirements which can be completed at Salt Lake Community College or Weber State University.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books: $ 600
Supplies: $ 300

Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 2 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 12 credits per semester. Less than 12 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy

Demonstrate knowledge and evaluate theories of design (space, line, mass, shape, texture, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony and variety) and their applications.

1, 2, 4

Evaluate and solve design problems visually and volumetrically to create functional and creative spaces through conceptualizing, diagramming, space planning and completing construction documents.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Measure and estimate the quantity and cost of materials needed for projects, i.e. paint, drapery, floor coverings, wallpaper, etc.

1, 3, 4, 6

Evaluate and specify textiles and materials for interiors regarding appropriate use and impact on the environment.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency in creating industry standard presentations using hand and computer aided drafting skills.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate the proper use of industry terminology which will allow them to communicate effectively with other similarly engaged professionals.

1, 2, 6

Demonstrate professionalism through quality presentations, effective sales techniques, efficient organization, and working in a collaborative and constructive manner.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Apply entry level industry knowledge of local and national building codes relating to residential and commercial Interior Design projects.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Graduation Map

Advising Notes

This Certificate of Proficiency is structured as a pathway to transfer to Weber State University for students that wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design. Meeting with Program and Department Advising at both SLCC and Weber State is necessary to ensure proper sequencing of courses, efficient time to degree completion and to facilitate a smooth transfer experience. Contact at Weber State is Interior Design Department coordinator-Kristen Arnold.

Additional transfer requirements:

  • All required SLCC Interior Design courses must be completed with a “B” grade or better to apply to WSU BS program requirements.
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • The following are specific General Education requirements for Weber State’s Bachelor of Science in Interior Design:

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before courses may be taken.

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