At Saddleback College, students can earn up to three different levels of interior design certification, as well as an associate degree in this in-demand field. Grads go on to work in design firms, and even own their own companies, performing residential and commercial design for homes, hotels, restaurants, showrooms, and more.

The need for interior designers is especially urgent in California, which ranks among the top five states for both abundance of employment opportunities and highest salaries in this industry.

Degrees and Certificates

Areas of Study

  • Applied Color & Design Theory for Interior Design
  • CAD for Interior Design
  • Digital Presentation for Interior Design
  • Digital Visualization
  • Drafting for Interiors
  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • Fundamentals of Lighting
  • History of Interior Arch & Furnishings
  • Interior Building Systems and Codes
  • Interior Materials & Products
  • Sketching and Rendering for Interior Design
  • Space Planning

Careers and Salaries

  • Set and Exhibit Designer: $67,960
  • Interior Designer: $65,330
  • Manufacturer’s Sales Representative: $64,220
  • Museum Conservator: $50,110
  • Merchandise Displayer and Window Trimmer: $35,700

Contact the Interior Design Department