Interior Design

2014-15 Edition

Sylvania Campus
Science and Technology Building (ST), Room 208
971-722-4030

www.pcc.edu/interiors

Career and Program Description

Interior designers specialize in creating uniquely defined environments that cater to the special needs and functional requirements of its user. Students in this program learn to apply design principles and techniques to the professional planning and furnishing of residential interiors.

PCC’s Interior Design program is the only two-year degree program in residential interior design available in Oregon and Southern Washington. Our graduates are sought by employers for their unique abilities: adept design problem solving, ability to draw from historical traditions, and effective communication skills. The curriculum includes a range of courses from Interior Design, Architecture, Art, and Business. Students gain hands-on experience through an internship program. Articulation agreements are in place with select local colleges for those wanting to pursue related bachelor degrees.

The degree program prepares students for an entry-level position as an interior designer, or for more advanced placement in the wholesale and retail sales business. Emphasis is placed on a broad scope of courses which are application-oriented. Students must finish the Interior Furnishings Certificate before or concurrently with this option. Specializations within the program of study also include Design for Accessibility and Aging in Place, Kitchen and Bath Design, and Sustainable Building Design.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Interior Design

One-Year Certificate

Design for Accessibility and Aging in Place
Kitchen and Bath

Less than One-Year Certificate

Sustainable Design

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Interior Furnishings

Prerequisites and Requirements

College level reading and writing skills and basic math skills are required. Individual courses may have prerequisites which are included in the course description. A "C" or better is required in all coursework in this major. Pass/No Pass grades are not accepted for interior design coursework.

Interior Design AAS Degree

Minimum 103 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the math course(s) required in the program of study. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Interior Design Degree Credit Summary

ID42
ARCH22
ART3
BA3
COMM4
MTH4
ID Degree Electives9
General Education16
Total Credits103

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ID 131Introduction to Interiors3
MTH 70Review of Introductory Algebra4
General Education8
Second Term
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
ARCH 200Principles of Architectural Design4
ID 120Interior Products and Materials I3
ID 125Computer Drafting for Interior Designers3
General Education4
Third Term
ID 128Digital Rendering and Presentation3
ID 132Planning Interiors3
ID 236Lighting Design3
COMM 111*Public Speaking4
Business & Professional Communication
Fourth Term
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
ID 122History of Furniture-Ancient to 18003
ID 133Space Planning3
ID 138Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Planning3
ID 230Textiles for Interiors3
Fifth Term
ARCH 111Intro to Residential Construction Documents3
ARCH 121Structural Systems I2
ARCH 127Introduction to Google SketchUp3
ART 215History of American Residential Architecture3
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
ID 123History of Furniture-1800 to Present3
ID 135Professional Practices for Designers3
ID Degree Electives3
Sixth Term
BA 238Sales3
Business Law I
ID 234Advanced Interiors3
ID Degree Electives6
General Education 4
 Total Credits: 103
*

 COMM 111 and COMM 130 could be used as General Education

Interior Design Degree Electives

ARCH 136Intermediate AutoCAD3
ART 115Basic Design - 2D Foundations *3
ART 116Basic Design - Color Foundations *3
ART 131ADrawing I3
BCT 244Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Installation2
ID 225CAD for Kitchen and Bath Design1
ID 238Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning3
ID 280ACooperative Education: Kitchen and Bath2-6

One-Year Certificate

Design for Accessibility and Aging in Place
Kitchen and Bath

Less than One-Year Certificate

Sustainable Design

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Interior Furnishings

Kitchen and Bath One-Year Certificate

Minimum 50 credits. Students must also meet certificate requirements. The Kitchen and Bath Certificate is a related certificate. All courses within the certificate are contained in the Interior Design AAS Degree.

Kitchen and Bath Certificate Credit Summary

ID33
ARCH12
ART3
BCT2
Total Credits50

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
ID 125Computer Drafting for Interior Designers3
ID 131Introduction to Interiors3
Second Term
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
ID 132Planning Interiors3
ID 133Space Planning3
ID 138Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Planning3
Third Term
BCT 244Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Installation2
ID 135Professional Practices for Designers3
ID 236Lighting Design3
ID 238Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning3
Fourth Term
ARCH 121Structural Systems I2
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
ART 215History of American Residential Architecture3
ID 280ACooperative Education: Kitchen and Bath6
 Total Credits: 50

Design for Accessibility and Aging in Place One-Year Certificate

Minimum 50 credits. Students must also meet comprehensive certificate requirements.

Design for Accessibility and Aging in Place Certificate Credit Summary

ID24
ARCH7
BCT3
GRN4
SOC12
Total Credits50

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ID 125Computer Drafting for Interior Designers3
GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
SOC 230Introduction to Gerontology4
Second Term
ID 120Interior Products and Materials I3
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
ID 131Introduction to Interiors3
SOC 223Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging4
Third Term
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
ID 132Planning Interiors3
ID 133Space Planning3
SOC 231Sociology of Health & Aging4
Fourth Term
BCT 100Overview to the Construction Industry3
ID 138Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Planning3
ID 236Lighting Design3
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
 Total Credits: 50

Sustainable Design Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 42 credits. Students must also meet comprehensive certificate requirements.

Sustainable Design Certificate Credit Summary

ID3
ARCH24
BCT3
ESR4
PHL4
SOC4
Total Credits42

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 101Introduction to Residential Design3
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
ARCH 131Sustainable Building Strategies4
ESR 171Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives4
Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives
Second Term
ARCH 224Active and Passive Building Systems4
BCT 206Sustainable Construction Practices3
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
PHL 206Introduction to Environmental Ethics4
Third Term
ARCH 113Site Planning2
ARCH 204Green Residential Studio4
ARCH 280Cooperative Education:Architectural Design and Drafting4
SOC 228Introduction to Environmental Sociology4
 Total Credits: 42

Interior Furnishings: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 41 credits. Students must also meet comprehensive certificate requirements. The Interior Furnishings Certificate Career Pathway. All courses are in the Interior Design AAS Degree.

Interior Furnishings Certificate Credit Summary

ID27
ARCH8
ART3
BA3
Total Credits41

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
BA 238Sales3
ID 131Introduction to Interiors3
ID 122History of Furniture-Ancient to 18003
Second Term
ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
ART 215History of American Residential Architecture3
ID 120Interior Products and Materials I3
ID 123History of Furniture-1800 to Present3
ID 125Computer Drafting for Interior Designers3
Third Term
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
ID 135Professional Practices for Designers3
ID 230Textiles for Interiors3
ID 236Lighting Design3
 Total Credits: 41

Courses

ID 120. Interior Products and Materials I. 3 Credits.

Analysis and evaluation of products utilized in the design profession including selecting case goods and upholstered goods, and emphasis on measuring and specifying floor coverings and window treatments. This course is recommended for ID 121, Interior Products/Materials II. Prerequisite: ID 131; WR 115 or placement into WR 121; MTH 20 or placement into MTH 60. Audit available.

ID 121. Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors. 3 Credits.

Covers the study of the environmental impact of materials used in residential interior design. Includes analysis and evaluation of materials based on multiple types of criteria and information. Prerequisites: WR 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ID 122. History of Furniture-Ancient to 1800. 3 Credits.

Studies and analyzes styles of furnishings from antiquity through the 18th century. Includes contemporary usage as well as the mixing of period furniture styles. Audit available.

ID 123. History of Furniture-1800 to Present. 3 Credits.

Studies and analyzes furnishings from the 19th century to the present. Includes contemporary usage as well as the mixing of period furniture styles. Prerequisites: ID 122;WR 115 or placement into WR 121. Audit available.

ID 125. Computer Drafting for Interior Designers. 3 Credits.

Introduces computer aided design software as a drafting tool for residential design. Covers creation and modification of drawings such as floor plans, elevations, furniture and lighting plans, and three-dimensional projections. Focuses on interior plans and elevations of cabinetry for kitchen/bath design, writing/calculating specifications, and how to use drawings to communicate design concepts to clients. Audit available.

ID 128. Digital Rendering and Presentation. 3 Credits.

Introduces the skills necessary for the use of computer software Photoshop and InDesign for architectural design processes and presentation techniques. Recommend: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite: ARCH 110. Audit Available.

ID 131. Introduction to Interiors. 3 Credits.

A study of the design elements and principles as applied to interiors. Includes skill development in drawing floor plans, analyzing furniture arrangement, and basic techniques for creating interior design presentation boards including floor plans, color boards, and elevation drawings. Prerequisite/concurrent: ARCH 110. Audit available.

ID 132. Planning Interiors. 3 Credits.

Covers designing interiors utilizing design and furniture arrangement skills, and developing skills in selection of furniture, floor coverings, wall and window treatments, color, fabric and pattern, lighting and accessories. Prerequisites:(ARCH 126 or ID 125), ARCH 110, ID 131 Audit available.

ID 133. Space Planning. 3 Credits.

Studies functional and aesthetic design requirements in residential space planning, kitchens and storage spaces. Relates housing aspects to needs of individuals, families, and special groups. Prerequisites: WR 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and (ID 131 or ARCH 161) and (ID 125 or ARCH 126) and ARCH 110, ARCH 124, ARCH 132. Audit available.

ID 135. Professional Practices for Designers. 3 Credits.

Covers the business administration of the Interior Design profession. Includes topics on ethics, contracts, licensing, ordering, client designer relationships, costs, billing structures, and legal considerations. Prerequisite: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores Audit available.

ID 138. Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Planning. 3 Credits.

Incorporates basic functional and aesthetic design principles for residential kitchen and bath planning, and chronicles the kitchen and bath planning process from conceptual design to construction completion. Prerequisites: ID 131, (ID 125 or ARCH 126 or BCT 105) Audit available.

ID 225. CAD for Kitchen and Bath Design. 1 Credit.

Introduces kitchen and bath design software as a drafting tool and its applications to the kitchen and bath planner. Covers the creation, retrieval and modification of drawings using basic commands. Advances prior knowledge of Kitchen and Bath design skills. Prerequisites: ID 138, ID 125 or ARCH 126 or BCT 105. Audit available.

ID 230. Textiles for Interiors. 3 Credits.

Provides students with knowledge and critical thinking skills required for the identification, selection, usage and care of textile products. Prerequisite: WR 115 or placement into WR 121. Audit available.

ID 234. Advanced Interiors. 3 Credits.

Offers a capstone experience to prepare for transition to the field of interior design. Requires the development of an individual self-led design project. Prerequisites: ID 120, ID 121, ID 122, ID 123, ID 132, ID 133, ID 138, ID 230, ARCH 111, ARCH 121, ARCH 127. Prerequisite/concurrent: ID 135, ID 236. Audit available.

ID 236. Lighting Design. 3 Credits.

A study of interior lighting as it relates to residential interiors including terminology, lamps, fixtures, cost factors, developing lighting plans, design techniques and energy saving concerns. Prerequisites: ARCH 110; ID 131 or ARCH 201; Placement into MTH 60 and WR 121. Audit available.

ID 238. Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning. 3 Credits.

Incorporates advanced understanding of design principles and elements to analyze and evaluate functionality and aesthetic principles for residential kitchen and bath planning. Includes Universal Design as it relates to the kitchen and bath and incorporates an advanced understanding of the guidelines as established by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Prerequisites: (ID 138 or ARCH 121 or BCT 229); (ARCH 132 or INSP 151) Prerequisite/concurrent: ID 225. Audit available.

ID 240. Interior Design Internship. 3 Credits.

Supervised and educationally directed internship. Weekly lectures relate on-the-job experiences with academic program. Prerequisites: ID 120, 121, 122, 123, 131, 132, 133, 135, 138, 236; ARCH 101, 111, 124. A "C" grade or better is required in all prerequisites. Audit available.

ID 280A. Cooperative Education: Kitchen and Bath. 2-6 Credit.

Work or observe on approved job sites. Student receives as varied and complete an experience as possible under job conditions. Credits are variable and based on the number of clock hours students spend on job site. Must be coordinated with the supervisor, instructor, and cooperative education specialist. Department permission required. Audit available.