Interior Design Professional, Certificate of Specialization

Meramec

This certificate program is designed for graduates of two-year interior design programs to meet the educational standards required to become a certified professional interior designer.  The coursework will address the following content areas of the national certification requirements:  building systems, construction standards, design application and specifications, and building and life safety codes.  The program will also provide students with the advanced research, graphic, and computer-aided design skills to successfully apply both the theoretical and practical knowledge required for employment as a professional interior designer. 

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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. apply the codes, standards, and federal regulations that impact the design of the built environment to interior design projects.
  2. apply knowledge of common interior design business practices in the creation of interior design business documents.
  3. analyze strategies and solutions to common ethical situations.
  4. create presentation drawings, construction documents, schedules, and construction details for interior environments utilizing BIM software.
  5. develop concept drawings into comprehensive detailed drawings to clearly communicate design choices in interior environments.
  6. research interior design related topics and synthesize information into a comprehensive research project.
  7. apply the knowledge and skills interior designers must acquire to protect the public health, safety, and welfare to successfully complete the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX).
Electives 3
AT 285Interior Design Codes and Specifications3
AT 286Interior Design Business Practices and Ethics3
AT 287Advanced Computer-Aided Interior Design3
AT 288Interior Detailing and Construction Documentation3
AT 289Interior Design Research Methods2
AT 290Interior Design Professional Preparation1
Choose one of the following:
Bath Design
Advanced Kitchen Design
Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design
Lighting Design
Total Credit Hours18
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
AT 285 Interior Design Codes and Specifications3ART 251 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.First 8 weeks
AT 286 Interior Design Business Practices and Ethics3ART 251 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Second 8 weeks
AT 287 Advanced Computer-Aided Interior Design3ART 154, ART 251 both with minimum grades of "C". Reading Proficiency.Full 16 weeks
Credit Hours9
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
AT 288 Interior Detailing and Construction Documentation3ART 186, AT 287 both with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.First 8 weeks
AT 289 Interior Design Research Methods2ART 252, ENG 101 both with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Second 8 weeks
ART 155 Bath Design
or Advanced Kitchen Design
or Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design
or Lighting Design
3ART 151, prior or concurrent enrollment in ARC 110 and Reading Proficiency.Elective options can be completed during the Fall
Credit Hours8
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
AT 290 Interior Design Professional Preparation1AT 285, AT 286, AT 287, AT 288, AT 289 all with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
Credit Hours1
Total Credit Hours18

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.