Interior Design Curriculum
Saddleback College offers an interdisciplinary Interior Design curriculum providing multi-level, accredited courses that prepare students with the competencies required to enter the Interior Design profession or transfer to a four-year college or university.
Associates of Science Degree: Interior Design Assistant
The Interior Design Associate in Science Degree provides the student with a comprehensive academic foundation to pursue multiple interior design careers as an Interior Design Assistant.
The Associate in Science Degree will be awarded after completion of Level II certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0. Refer to the Graduation Requirements for the specific course list meeting general education requirements.
2020-21 Catalog information about Interior Design Assistant Associate in Science degree
Certificates of Achievement, Level I: Interiors Merchandising
The Interiors Merchandising Level I provides the student with a short-term certificate program leading to employment in merchandising or sales.
2021-22 Catalog information about Level I - Interiors Merchandising Certificate of Achievement
|ID 110||Fund. of Interior Design||3|
|ID 111*||Interior Design Studio I||3|
|ID 112||Beg. Drafting for Interiors||3|
|ID 114||Applied Color & Design Theory for Interior Design||3|
|ID 115*||CAD for Interior Design||3|
|ID 116||Interior Materials & Products||3|
|ID 122||History of Interior Arch & Furnishings I||3|
|ID 125||History of Interior Arch & Furnishings II||3|
|Total 24 Units|
Certificates of Achievement, Level II: Interior Design Assistant
The Interior Design Assistant Level II provides the student with a certificate program that meets the educational standards for minimum preparation as a Certified Interior Designer (CID), employment as an Interior Design Assistant, or transfer to a 4-year program to earn a Bachelor’s Degree.
2021-22 Catalog information about Level II - Interior Design Assistant Certificate of Achievement
|LI||Level I Courses||24|
|ARCH 124A||Arch. Drawing I||4|
|ID 121*||Space Planning||3|
|ID 123*||ID Illustration||3|
|ID 126*||ID Studio II||3|
|ID 127*||Fund. of Lighting||3|
|ID 131*||Digital Visualization||3|
|Total 46 Units|
Certificates of Achievement, Level III: Interior Design Professional
The Interior Design Professional Level III prepares graduates with the educational background required for the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) certification and employment as a professional Interior Designer.
|LI & LII||Level I & Level II Courses||46|
|ID 128*||Business & Professional Practice for ID||3|
|ID 132||Codes & Specifications for ID||3|
|ID 133||Rendering & Rapid Visualization for ID||3|
|ID 134*||Advanced CAD for ID||3|
|ID 129*||ID Internship||1|
|CWE 180*||Co-op Ed. ID||1|
|Total 60 Units|
Additional “Specialty Courses”
|ID 210*||Hospitality Design||3|
|ID 214*||Bath Design||3|
|ID 215*||Kitchen Design||3|
*Course has a prerequisite, co-requisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description in catalog.
Information about INTERIOR DESIGN COURSES (2021-22 Catalog)
Certificates may be completed at any time and an application for Certificate completion may be filed in Admissions & Records the semester during which the final courses are being completed.
A minimum of 12.0 units of certificate course work must be completed at Saddleback College.
Course work from other institutions may count towards a Certificate of Achievement if a waiver is obtained from the course instructor.