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Interior Design


Welcome to The Interior Design Program at El Centro College

The mission of the department’s faculty and administration for the diverse student body is to provide a positive atmosphere where students are equally challenged to reach excellence in design and prepare to apply their learning for the benefit of the health, safety and welfare of the community.

Helpful Hints for Student Success

  • Take Foundation Courses first (INDS-1311, 1319 & 1401)
  • Follow the Sequence listed below for the best outcome (see degree plan for Core and Electives)
  • Take all your classes at the El Centro campus
  • Network by getting involved in student clubs, ASID and IIDA
  • Work with your employer on your schedule & commitment to school before you register for classes
  • Collaborate with fellow students
  • Ask for help from teachers and advisors
  • AAS Program is a total of 60 hours
  • ATC is a total of 27 hours
 

Course Sequence - Associate in Applied Science

Fall Semester I
  • INDS-1311 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN
  • INDS-1319 TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
  • INDS-1401 BASIC ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
  • INDS-1351 HISTORY OF INTERIORS I
Spring Semester II
  • INDS-1315 MATERIALS, METHODS AND ESTIMATING
  • INDS-2313 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN I
  • INDS-2321 PRESENTATION DRAWING
  • INDS-1352 HISTORY OF INTERIORS II
  • + ELECTIVE
Fall Semester III
  • INDS-2317 RENDERING TECHNIQUES
  • INDS-2335 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN II
  • INDS-2305 INTERIOR DESIGN GRAPHICS
  • SPCH-1311 INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
  • SPCH-1315 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
  • + ELECTIVE
Spring Semester VI
  • INDS-1345 Commercial Design I
  • INDS-2315 Lighting for Interior Designers
  • INDS-1291 SPECIAL TOPICS
  • DFTG-2331 ADVANCED TECHNICAL DRAWING
  • PSYC 2301 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

Course Sequence - Advanced Tech Certificate

Fall Semester I
  • INDS-1391 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN
  • INDS-2331 COMMERCIAL DESIGN II
  • INDS-2330 INTERIOR DESIGN BUILDING SYS-TEMS
Spring Semester II
  • INDS-1491 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN
  • INDS-2325 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR IN-TERIOR DESIGNERS
  • INDS-2280 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION– INTERIOR DESIGN
  • DFTG-2328 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING– COMMERCIAL
Program Accreditation Status Changes by CIDA
(Council for Interior Design Accreditation)

TBAE Letter
(Texas Board of Architectural Examiners)

Full Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty