Interior Design Professional, Certificate of Specialization
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:
- apply the codes, standards, and federal regulations that impact the design of the built environment to interior design projects.
- apply knowledge of common interior design business practices in the creation of interior design business documents.
- analyze strategies and solutions to common ethical situations.
- create presentation drawings, construction documents, schedules, and construction details for interior environments utilizing BIM software.
- develop concept drawings into comprehensive detailed drawings to clearly communicate design choices in interior environments.
- research interior design related topics and synthesize information into a comprehensive research project.
- 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).
|AT 285||Interior Design Codes and Specifications||3|
|AT 286||Interior Design Business Practices and Ethics||3|
|AT 287||Advanced Computer-Aided Interior Design||3|
|AT 288||Interior Detailing and Construction Documentation||3|
|AT 289||Interior Design Research Methods||2|
|AT 290||Interior Design Professional Preparation||1|
|Choose one of the following:|
|Advanced Kitchen Design|
|Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
|AT 285||Interior Design Codes and Specifications||3||ART 251 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.||First 8 weeks|
|AT 286||Interior Design Business Practices and Ethics||3||ART 251 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.||Second 8 weeks|
|AT 287||Advanced Computer-Aided Interior Design||3||ART 154, ART 251 both with minimum grades of "C". Reading Proficiency.||Full 16 weeks|
|AT 288||Interior Detailing and Construction Documentation||3||ART 186, AT 287 both with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.||First 8 weeks|
|AT 289||Interior Design Research Methods||2||ART 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
|3||ART 151, prior or concurrent enrollment in ARC 110 and Reading Proficiency.||Elective options can be completed during the Fall|
|AT 290||Interior Design Professional Preparation||1||AT 285, AT 286, AT 287, AT 288, AT 289 all with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.||Apply for graduation|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
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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.