Academic Catalogs

Level 1 - Interior Merchandising, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_IDIM

Control Number: 19548

Financial Aid Eligible

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

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.  

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

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 3
Semester 2
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
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
 Total Units27