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Interior Design

Interior Design

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS

Pathway: Applied Technology

More Options: Classroom Based, Online

Program Length: 7 semesters

Location: Downtown Studio

Transferability: Transferable

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Why choose Interior Design at PPCC?

When studying Interior Design at PPCC you will develop an understanding of the principles of design, learn to use design software, develop business skills and get hands-on experience with local professionals. This robust education will prepare you for career opportunities in a diversity of industries nationally and locally.

What do PPCC Interior Design students study?

As a PPCC interior design student, you will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of design, drafting, textiles, finish materials, graphic communication, space planning, residential design, lighting design, commercial design and sustainability.

Your studies will also include technical courses in AutoCAD, Google SketchUp and Revit, as well as courses that prepare you for the business end of interior design.

You will also have the opportunity for more in-depth study with instructors who are well connected and part of the local professional industry. They work closely with you to complete an internship and get hands-on experience with professionals and future employers.
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Interior Design Classes You Might Take


class 1

Provides an introduction to Kitchen and Bath Design, applying NKBA guidelines. Students are introduced to an overview of Interior Design principles as they apply to Kitchen and Bath design. One portfolio project is produced using hand-drafting skills. Students are encouraged to produce the project using skills attained in this course.

class 2

Introduces Autodesk Revit Architecture software, specific to interior design and interior architecture. Topics include the Revit user interface and the use of Building Information Models (BIM) to create both 2-dimensional (2D) construction documentation (CD) sets and 3-dimensional (3D) interior design concepts and presentations including interior finishes, equipment, and furnishings.

class 3

Introduces the student to interior building systems and assemblies, construction documents and details, and codes applicable to interior architecture. Student will apply this knowledge to various graphic projects and is encouraged to produce projects using the computer and CAD software.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Produce a comprehensive set of construction documents
  • Produce presentation boards according to industry standards
  • Create and present a project in front of a panel of industry experts
  • Follow the complete design process, to include: Programming, Location/Demographic Research, Concept Development, Space Planning, Construction Documentation, and Specifications
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Interior Design Faculty Contact

Sarah Whitted

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