To qualify for the certificate, students must:
Required Courses
  • Interior Design I
  • Interior Design II
  • Interior Design III
  • Basic Drafting/Graphics and Rendering I
  • History and Styles of Interior Design and Decorative Arts I
  • History and Styles of Interior Design and Decorative Arts II
  • Materials and Finishes for Interior Design
  • Colors for Interior Design
  • Architectural Styles
  • AutoCAD for Interior Designers I
  • Lighting Design
     
    Students may elect to take (a) Basic Drafting/Graphics and Rendering II and (b) Introduction to SketchUp instead of AutoCAD for Interior Designers I.

Suggested substitutions for courses no longer offered:

  • For Fabrics of Interior Design:
    IDC1190 Materials and Finishes for Interior Design
  • For Architectural Blueprints and Basic Building Construction:
    IDC1090 Basic Drafting/Graphics and Rendering II or
    IDC1200 AutoCAD for Interior Designers I
Elective Courses (45 total hours)
  • Basic Drafting/Graphics and Rendering II (15 hours)
  • Presentation Skills for Interior Designers – added Spring 2017)
  • AutoCAD for Interior Designers II (24 hours)
  • AutoCAD for Interior Designers III (20 hours)
  • Business Practices for Interior Designers (15 hours)
  • Trade Sources (12 hours)
  • Advanced Lighting Design (15 hours)
  • Window Treatments and Upholstery (15 hours)
  • The Art of Display (12 hours)
  • Kitchen and Bath Design (15 hours) (discontinued Spring 2016)
  • Kitchen Design (15 hours)
  • Bath Design (hours TBA)
  • Sustainable Design (15 hours)
  • Introduction to SketchUp (15 hours)
  • Designing with All Five Senses (15 hours) – added Spring 2018
  • Local and Digital Trade Sources (9 hours) – added Spring 2018
Costs
The total full tuition for the required courses is $3,745. The total full tuition varies for the 45 additional hours required to complete the certificate. In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni, and students who pay in full by the early registration deadline qualify for discounted tuition.
Optional Internship
When available, internships may be pursued independently after all certificate requirements are completed. Recommendations from two instructors are required.