Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Interior Design: AAS (CTE)

Associate of Applied Science | 69 credits minimum

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Program Description
SLCC Interior Design students learn the theory and practice of Interior Design from conceptual explorations of space and eco/environmental issues to computer-aided drafting design and rendering. Students explore how to creatively combine materials, textiles, color, decorative arts, lighting, and more while applying their own creative sensibility to residential and commercial applications. Projects in the program encompass a variety of interior spaces including, residences, hotels, restaurants, retail, and historic preservation.

The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, with courses being offered in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid and online.

The Interior Design program will prepare students to:

  • Analyze clients’ needs, goals, and life safety requirements and integrate them into a comprehensive design solution.
  • Formulate preliminary design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriate, functional, and in accordance with codes and standards.
  • Develop and present final design recommendations through industry standard presentation media.
  • Prepare working drawings and specifications for non-load bearing interior construction, reflected ceiling plans, lighting, interior detailing, materials, finishes, space planning, furnishings, fixtures, and equipment in compliance with universal accessibility guidelines and all applicable codes.
  • Collaborate with professional services of other licensed practitioners in the technical areas of plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and load-bearing design as required for regulatory approval.
  • Design interior spaces that support the health, safety, and well-being of the public.

This degree also provides educational credits needed to qualify for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam (NCIDQ).

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this program will have the skill and knowledge to work as:

  • Residential & commercial interior designers
  • Computer aided drafter and modelers
  • Home stagers
  • Color consultants
  • Freelance designers
  • Sales/design in any interior related industries e.g. lighting, furniture, flooring, window treatments, cabinetry, etc.
  • Kitchen & bath designers
  • Manufacturing representatives
  • Decorators
  • Historic restoration and preservation designer

Transfer/Articulation Information
This is an AAS/CTE program, therefore designed for direct entry to the workforce upon graduation. The General Education courses are transferrable to other USHE institutions.

The SLCC INTD Program has an articulation agreement with Weber State University comprised of 8 courses that are directly transferrable to their Interior Design BS program along with the Certificate of Completion in General Education. 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’s Interior Design Department is Kristen Arnold, ID Coordinator.

Courses that transfer to WSU Interior Design Program:

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:

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Course fees: $214
Supplies: $350

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

General Education Requirements

Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.


Program General Education Notes


Quantitative Studies (QS): ART 1210  or
CMGT 1100

Fine Arts (FA): met through program requirements*.

*INTD 1010 is a Fine Art General Education course.  Courses that meet General Education requirements may be used to meet program requirements. If this option is chosen, student must complete additional elective courses in Interior Design to meet the total credit hour requirement.  

Math 1030 is the QL course that transfers to USHE Interior Design Bachelor programs.

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate entry level professional skills for employment in the Interior Design industry. [1,7]
  • Evaluate and solve design problems visually and volumetrically to create functional and creative spaces through conceptualizing, diagramming, and space planning. [1,2,3,4,5,7]
  • Estimate the quantity and cost of materials and items for interior projects. [1,3,4,7]
  • Evaluate and specify textiles and materials for interiors regarding appropriate use and impact on the environment. [1,2,4,6,7,8]
  • Produce industry standard documents required for Interior Design presentations and communication using hand and computer aided drafting skills. [1,2,4,7,9]
  • Demonstrate the proper use of industry terminology which will allow students to communicate effectively with other similarly engaged professionals. [1,2,7]
  • Demonstrate professionalism through quality presentations, effective sales techniques, efficient organization, and working in a collaborative and constructive manner. [1,2,5,6,7,8,9]
  • Apply entry level industry knowledge of local and national building codes relating to residential and commercial Interior Design projects. [1,2,4,6,7,8]
  • Demonstrate proficiency utilizing industry technology and software for Interior Design presentations including digital drafting and rendering applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and virtual reality equipment and software. [1,2,4,5,7,9]
  • Create high quality printed and electronic portfolios to use for job applications. The portfolio will reflect class work and projects completed during the program. [2,4,5,7,9]