Certificate of Achievement
The Level II - Interior Design certificate builds upon the Level I coursework to prepare students for employment as entry-level designers. It includes knowledge of design and color theories, interior design history, lighting, space planning, materials and products, building systems, and codes. Students acquire skills in manual and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), rendering, visualization, and presentation and practice developing interior design solutions for residential and commercial environments. Employment opportunities include design assistants for residential and model home designers, color or lighting consultants, CADD specialists, 3D renderers, e-designers, design journalists, space planners, or interior design positions as part of a larger design team. Students who complete the Level II certificate will meet the minimum educational requirements set by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) for eligibility to sit for the Interior Design Exam (IDEX), the first step towards pursuing a qualification as a Certified Interior Designer (CID). This program prepares students for the Level III - Interior Design Professional certificate and the A.S. degree in Interior Design and also offers coursework for professional improvement.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $34,000 to $178,000 with an average salary of $74,000.