Interior Design Technology (2012)
Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
This degree program offers courses in interior design that focus on professional and technical knowledge, client needs, cost effectiveness, building systems, health, safety and environmental issues, as well as aesthetic principles essential to understanding space planning and the design process.
This program was established to meet the educational requirements set by the state of Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design for interior design licensing.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
- Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major coursework. A grade of C or higher is required to advance in the program.
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three to four years part time.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Zenaida Espinosa, Espinosz@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3221
An interior designer may be self-employed, or may work in areas such as residential design, office design, hospitality design, sustainability specialist and project management.
Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. See www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor for more information.
After completion of this program, four years of work experience under a registered interior designer or architect is required to apply for licensing and to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Examination.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/