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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design, AAS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5405
CIP Code: 50.0408

Program Description

Students who earn the Interior Design Associate in Applied Science award are prepared to meet the exciting challenges and innovations in the field. They will have experience in designing for customer/client needs, designing interior furnishings of residences, using Computer-Aided Design, and specifying and selling the products and services required to implement the designs. Graduates will have acquired a foundation enabling them to design residential spaces for all individual lifestyles and abilities, with a focus on universal design, global perspectives, aging in place, as well as other innovative design specialties.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
  2. Arithmetic course placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher
    1. OR placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above
    2. OR completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher.
    3. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math placement retesting or registering for a Math course.
  3. Those individuals with prior higher education/college credits may be exempt from ENGL, RDNG, and/or MATH placement testing and/or prerequisites with proof of course completion; official transcripts for all prior colleges must be sent to the college for exemption evaluations.
  4. INTD 1040 - Elements of Interior Design  with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for many Interior Design courses. INTD 1040  is only offered in the Fall Semester.

Special Instructions

A laptop computer is required for the Interior Design program. Please coordinate with the Interior Design department faculty to confirm your computer can run the computer aided design software needed for coursework.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 44

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 16

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Perform competencies in Marketing, Business, and Sales as it relates to the Interior Design Industry.
  • Demonstrate space planning skills though critical thinking as it applies to the Interior Design Industry.
  • Perform competencies in compliance with all State and National codes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to extrapolate and apply knowledge to new technology and software as it applies to the Interior Design Industry.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with other team members, industry professionals and designers.

Program Contact Information

Sarah Skogstrom Rodriguez 651.747.4043 Room 1311 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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