The interior decorator assists in providing solutions for aesthetic issues (furniture, color, textiles, and fabrics) in residential interiors and events. The certificate prepares students for employment in interior design sales and decorating.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate verbally with clients, colleagues and industry professionals within the architectural and design community.
  2. Identify the needs of the client and analyze what products or solutions are appropriate for their situation. Recommending appropriate selections for an interior space and closing the sale professionally and ethically.
  3. Apply knowledge of office business procedures, policies, equipment, software and communication streams.
  4. Implement the scope of project through professional practices and design sales protocols.
  5. Apply knowledge of design and architecture history, furniture and furniture layouts, product knowledge, color, and lighting to develop creative solutions for the client.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Summer StartCredit Hours
ART-2020 Art History Survey: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
INTD-1100 Hand Drafting and Sketching for Interiors 2
INTD-1111 Introduction to Interior Design 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours14
First Semester
ART-2030 Art History Survey: Late Renaissance to Present 3
INTD-1300 Color and Light in Interiors 3
INTD-2330 Interior Design Materials and Sources 3
PSY-1010 General Psychology 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
INTD-1330 Coordinating Spaces 3
INTD-1350 Business of Interiors 3
INTD-1400 Interior Decorating Field Experience 1
INTD-2320 History of Interiors 3
 Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours36