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Level 3 - Interior Design Professional, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CF_IDP

Control Number: 19547

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The Interior Design Professional certificate builds upon the foundation of Level 2 by applying added knowledge and technology to more advanced projects. Students in Level 3 are prepared to begin their interior design careers as entry level professional designers and to pursue industry certifications.

Program Outcome

To prepare students for entry-level employment as a professional interior designer and for industry certifications.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Required Prerequisites

Level 1 Interior Merchandising Certificate of Achievement (Units included in Level 2 Associate in Science)

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
or ID A175 Applied Color and Design Theory
ID A100Fundamentals of Interior Design3
ID A105Interior Design Studio 13
ID A110Design Communications 1: Design Graphics2
ID A120Interior Design Careers1
ID A130Design Communication 2: CAD 2D3
ID A150Interior Materials and Products3
ID A180History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings 13
ID A190Hist Arch/Furnishings 23
MKTG A110Professional Selling3
Total Units27

Level 2 Interior Design Associate in Science Degree (70 units including Level 1 Certificate)

Course Title Units
ID A170Space Planning3
ID A200Design Communication 3: Illustration3
ID A210Fundamentals of Lighting3
ID A215Interior Design Studio 23
ID A220Interior Design Construction Documents3
ID A230Business and Professional Practice3
ID A240Interior Design Internship2
ID A245Portfolio Development2
ID A260Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization3
Total Units25

Program Major Units - 52
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 - Varies
Subtotal - 70
 

Required Courses

Course Title Units
ID A250Codes and Building Systems3
ID A265Studio - Project Specialization3
ID A290Building Information Modeling for Interior Design3
Restricted Electives - Select 1 course:2-4
BIM 1 for Architecture
BIM 2 for Architecture
Color and Design: Three-Dimensional
Furniture Making and Design
Furniture Making and Design
Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Photography Honors
Introduction to Digital Photography
Total Units11-13
Requirement Units
Total Units 81-83

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ID A100 Fundamentals of Interior Design 3
ID A105 Interior Design Studio 1 3
ID A110 Design Communications 1: Design Graphics 2
ID A120 Interior Design Careers 1
ID A180 History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings 1 1 3
OCC AS GE AREA A1- CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
3
ID A130 Design Communication 2: CAD 2D 3
ID A150 Interior Materials and Products 3
ID A190 Hist Arch/Furnishings 2 3
MKTG A110 Professional Selling 3
OCC AS GE AREA C2- CHOOSE ONE 2 3
 Units18
Summer
OCC AS GE AREA D- CHOOSE ONE 3 3
 Units3
Year 2
Semester 1
ID A170 Space Planning 3
ID A200 Design Communication 3: Illustration 3
ID A210 Fundamentals of Lighting 3
ID A260 Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization 3
Intermediate Algebra or Higher 3-4
Intermediate Algebra (Or Higher) 4  
 Units15-16
Semester 2
ID A215 Interior Design Studio 2 3
ID A220 Interior Design Construction Documents 3
ID A230 Business and Professional Practice 3
ID A240 Interior Design Internship 2
ID A245 Portfolio Development 2
OCC AS GE AREA B- CHOOSE ONE 5 3-4
OCC AS GE AREA A2- CHOOSE ONE 6 3-4
 Units19-21
Year 3
Semester 1
ID A250 Codes and Building Systems 3
ID A265 Studio - Project Specialization 3
ID A290 Building Information Modeling for Interior Design 3
CERT RESTRICTED ELECTIVE 2-4
BIM 1 for Architecture  
BIM 2 for Architecture  
Color and Design: Three-Dimensional  
Furniture Making and Design  
Entrepreneurship  
Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation  
Introduction to Photography
or Introduction to Photography Honors
 
Introduction to Digital Photography  
 Units11-13
 Total Units81-86