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Interior Design Foundation - Level 1, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_IDIM

Control Number: 19548

Financial Aid Eligible

The Interior Design Program at Orange Coast College is dedicated to helping students develop their fullest potential in academic, professional and personal skills, preparing them for a rewarding career in design. This exceptional, multi-level program, developed by educators and industry professionals, promotes an interdisciplinary, equal opportunity education committed to building confident, responsible and socially aware individuals who will contribute to quality of life through interior design.The OCC Interior Design Program Mission is achieved through the following sequential tri-level curriculum. Level 1 – Interior Design Foundation offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip students with the requisite skills for successful entry into the retail furnishings and merchandising sectors, while also laying a solid groundwork for pursuing further academic or professional pathways. Through our program, students gain practical proficiency in various aspects of the design process, including understanding fundamental principles and elements of design, familiarity with diverse materials and products, proficiency in both manual and computer-aided drafting techniques, and application of color theories. This multifaceted approach ensures that graduates possess a well-rounded skill set essential for the field of interior design and related industries.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals and history of interior design.
  2. Students will be able to analyze interior design concepts relevant to end user needs and develop and execute basic design solutions
  3. Students will develop skills for freehand drawing and basic CAD drafting to communicate design concepts

Review Graduation Requirements.

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
Total Units24

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
 Total Units24