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Level 2 - Interior Design Assistant, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_IDA
Control Number: 11632

The Level 2 Interior Design Assistant degree furthers the process of education by offering additional knowledge in design history, space planning, drafting, illustration, computer applications, selection and specification of materials and products, lighting, construction documents, building codes, business/professional practices, plus internship and portfolio development. Course information is applied to both residential and commercial design.

Program Outcomes

  1. To prepare students for entry-level employment as an interior design assistant to a professional interior designer. In addition, the outcome of this level is for students to progress to Level 3 – Interior Design Professional Level and/or for transfer.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.

Required Prerequisite 

Level 1 - Interior Merchandising Certificate of Achievement 

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

Subtotal 27 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Semester 3Units
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
Semester 4
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
 Total Units25
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 52
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Total Degree Units 70