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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
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Interior Design: AAS CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science l 69 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4108
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Cindy Clark SCC 1.061.ME (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor, Gordon Storrs SCC 1.061.MD (801) 957-3361

Program Faculty:
Program Director - Mojdeh Sakaki

Program Description: Students learn to create effective and visually pleasing residential, commercial, industrial and public space designs and layouts. Graduates of the AAS degree will have developed a portfolio to showcase their designs and will be prepared to enter a career as an interior designer, planner, project manager or design consultant.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop an interior design project.
  • Integrate trends into interior design.
  • Produce interior design sketches.
  • Draw objects and spaces to scale.
  • Produce drawings using a computer-assisted drafting system.
  • Understand color theory and use color to influence mood.
  • Suggest finishes and materials for a project.
  • Specify the accessories, furniture and equipment for a project.
  • Use interior architectural and construction elements.
  • Create an interior design concept for a residence.
  • Create lighting concepts.
  • Produce working drawings and specifications.
  • Plan a layout for an industrial commercial or public building.
  • Create an interior design concept for a commercial, industrial or public building.
  • Promote your interior design services effectively.

Career Opportunities: Program graduates will be prepared to work in residential and commercial design and architecture firms. They may choose to specialize in kitchen and bath, residential, hospitality, health and medical, corporate space or retail design. Another option is to work as a product representative for a wide range of companies that manufacture and market products.

Transfer/Articulation Information: This AAS degree is currently not transferable to four year institution; however, the General Education components are transferable.

Estimated Cost for Students: Approximately $6000 in tuition and $800 in books and supplies.

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is five semesters.

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
Students will develop the knowledge of theories of design (space, line, mass, shape, texture, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony and variety) and their applications.


Students will demonstrate understanding of visually and volumetrically approaching design problems creatively and logically. Students will be able to measure and estimate the quantity and cost of materials needed for projects, i.e. paint, drapery, floor coverings, wallpaper, etc. They will be able to plan space, read blue prints, use color effectively, and specify the use of architectural materials and elements. 1,2,3,4,5
Students will produce quality presentations using drafting, lettering, and computer-aided design skills. 1,2,3,4,5
Students will use proper industry terminology which will allow them to communicate effectively with other similarly engaged professionals. They will listen effectively and express their ideas clearly. 1,2,3,4,5
Successful students will demonstrate a substantive knowledge of business practices that will prepare them for employment in the interior design field. 1,2,3,4,5
Students will exhibit professionalism through high quality presentations; effective sales techniques, efficient organization, and work cooperatively with clients and co-workers. They will be able to choose and direct the installation of appropriate materials for interior projects. 1,2,3,4,5
Students will create high quality portfolios that can be used for job applications. The portfolio will reflect class work and projects completed during internship where students have the opportunity to assist experienced 1,2,3,4,5

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas:

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

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 class may be taken.

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