Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Interior Design: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 21 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-2000

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: 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.

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: 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. 1,2,3,4
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

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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