Academic Catalogs

Level 1 - Interior Merchandising, Certificate of Achievement

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Banner Code: 1_CN_IDIM
Control Number: 19548

The Interior Merchandising certificate prepares students for employment in retail furnishings and merchandising with a working knowledge of the design process, principles and elements of design, materials and products, and application of color theories.

Program Outcome

  1. To prepare students for entry-level employment in retail furnishing and merchandising and to prepare students for the Level 2- Interior Design Associate in Science Degree.

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.  

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 3
 Units12
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
 Units15
 Total Units27