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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Interior Design Technology AS

Interior Design Technology  (2012)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements


Completion Requirements
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.

Program Length
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,, (561) 868-3221

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Credits: 15
ARH1000 Art Appreciation  
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
ENC1101 College Composition I 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
PSY2012 General Psychology  
  Any course from Social Science - Area V 3
  Any course from either Mathematics - Area III or  
  Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2 3
Required Courses Credits: 60
IND1233C Design Studio 1 4
IND1234C Design Studio 2 4
IND1401C Technical Design 4
IND1935 Building and Barrier Free Codes 3
IND2461 Building Systems 3
IND2100 History of Interiors I 3
IND2130 History of Interiors II 3
IND2237C Design Studio 3 4
IND2238C Design Studio 4 4
IND2307C Interior Design Graphics 3
IND2420 Materials, Estimating and Specifications 3
IND2432C Interior Lighting 3
IND2460C CAD for Interiors 1 4
IND2505 Professional Practices 3
IND2608 Sustainable Design 3
IND2941 Interior Design Internship 2
IND2463C CAD for Interiors 2 3
IND2261C Interior Detailing 4
Total Program Credits: 75

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Employment Opportunities
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 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.

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