Code: F_AAS_IND

Campus: Larimer Campus

Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides the student with an in-depth study of architecture, CAD, and interior design skills necessary for a career as an Interior Designer and/or Kitchen and Bath Designer, through the exploration of design concepts. Students enrolled in the program learn to develop creative abilities through the study of visual elements and principles of design. Students will learn to prepare design graphics through sketching, manual drafting, and computer-generated presentation drawings.

Successful completion of the AAS degree in Interior Design at FRCC will articulate up to 90 semester credits for the Interior Design Bachelor degree program at The Art Institute of Colorado. If a student plans to transfer, specific General Education Courses must be taken at FRCC. Please contact Nowell Vincent for more information. 

Successful completion of the AAS degree in Interior Design and the Kitchen and Bath certificate at FRCC facilitates the educational requirements to become an eligible candidate to sit for the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) examination to become an NCIDQ certified designer.

Successful completion of the Kitchen and Bath Certificate, accredited by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) facilitates the minimum credits required for eligibility to sit for the AKBD (Associate in Kitchen and Bath Design) exam. Visit http://www.nkba.org/Learn/Professionals/Certification/AKBD.aspx for more information.

For more information on these educational routes, please contact Nowell Vincent at 970.204.8170.

Requirements

Students are recommended to meet with an advisor prior to registration as course sequence is crucial for successful completion within 2 years. The Larimer Campus Advisor for Interior Design and Kitchen and Bath is Nowell Vincent, nowell.vincent@frontrange.edu (970-204-8170). Students who do not meet with an advisor prior to registration should take the following courses the first semester: AEC 101, IND 105, IND 107 and IND 112.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 101Basic Architectural Drafting

4

AEC 121Construction Materials and Systems

3

CAD 105AutoCAD for Interiors

4

CAD 224Revit Architecture

3

IND 105Introduction to Interior Design

3

IND 107History of Interior Design

3

IND 112Graphic Communication

4

IND 114Space Planning

3

IND 116Estimating Interior Materials

3

IND 120Interior Design II - Space Planning and Human Factors

3

IND 200Kitchen and Bath Design

4

IND 213Portfolio Presentations

3

IND 220Interior Design III - Materials, Details, Codes, & Specs

3

IND 225Lighting Design

3

IND 231Sustainable Design

3

IND 278Workshop

1

Total Credit Hours:50

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Select two courses (6 credits) from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 117Fiber Design I

3

ART 132Visual Concepts 3-D Design

3

ART 139Digital Photography I

3

ART 230Color Theory

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 110Applied Communication & Teamwork in Industry

3

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Note: MAT 107 students desiring professional advancement in this field should consider taking MAT 121 (4 credits) and MAT 122 (3 credits) or MAT 166 (5 credits) or higher to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics.

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 65

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