AAB Interior Design Program

The North Coast College’s Associate of Applied Business Degree in Interior Design students learn how to manipulate three-dimensional space; creating functional, safe and aesthetically pleasing residential and commercial environments. The curriculum, taught by industry professionals, emphasizes research techniques, critical thinking skills, and professional responsibility. This 60 semester credit hour program can be completed in four semesters or 24 months.
Our Interior Design program promotes understanding of the human experience in a space. A series of studio classes provide students with the tools needed to explore, identify, and creatively resolve a variety of design problems. A strategic sequence of courses enables graduates to thrive in a variety of entry-level Interior Design positions. Students are required to complete additional documented internship hours in the Kitchen and Bath industry to qualify to take the Associate of Kitchen and Bath Design (AKBD) exam upon graduation.
The department has an active student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

AAB Interior Design Program Outline


Semester 1


ENGL101 Foundation of Written Communication 3
ARTS103 Color Theory and Design Principles 3
INTD101 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INTD104 Architectural Drawing and Sketching Techniques 3
CDEV119 Career Development Seminar I 3
Total 15

Semester 2


SS221 Emotional Intelligence 3
MTH143 Foundations of Quantitative Literacy 3
INTD206 CAD for Kitchen and Bath 3
INTD115 History of Architectural Interiors 3
INTD221 Space Planning Process and Application 3
Total 15

Semester 3


INTD198 Digital Architectural Drawings 3
INTD250 Materials & Methods 3
INTD201 Digital Presentation Techniques for Interiors 3
INTD261 Interior Design Studio I 3
INTD369 Lighting 3
Total 15

Semester 4


CDEV419 Career Development: Internship 3
ENGL102 Verbal Communications of Visual Concepts 3
INTD205 Kitchen and Bath Business and Project Management 3
INTD317 Building Systems and Detailing for Interior Designers 3
INTD362 Interior Design Studio II 3
Total 15

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