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Rendering of art in video by Debra Behrens, Century College Interior Design Graduate '09
Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time

Interior Design — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Interior Design Associate — Diploma (48 credits)
Home Furnishing Sales — Certificate (30 credits)
Interior Design Consultant — Certificate (16 credits)

About the Program


Century's Interior Design program will help you develop a strong foundation of skills in drafting, product knowledge, color, design, estimating, codes, sales and writing specifications. In addition, we weave "sales and presentation" content into all of our courses, along with specific sales courses. We'll teach you the elements of great design as well as teach you how to sell and market your products and services.

Interested in a career in Interior Design? RSVP to attend an Interior Design Info Session.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles


Interior Designers

Salary Data


  • Interior Designers
    Average Wage: $24.34/hour
    Top Earners: $37.63/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Interior Design - AAS 60 Credits

  • 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.

Interior Design Associate - Diploma 48 Credits

  • 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.

Home Furnishing Sales - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Apply theories and knowledge of design to develop creative solutions to the clients needs.
  • Demonstrate the communication skills needed for success in the home furnishing sales industry.
  • Conduct themselves in accord with the professional and ethical standards of the home furnishing sales industry.

Interior Design Consultant - Certificate 16 Credits

  • 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 Prerequisites


  1. Assessment score placement in MATH 0030 or completion of Math 0010 with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher for those without prior higher education. Those individuals with prior higher education/college credits may be exempt with proof of course completion; official transcripts for all prior colleges must be sent to the college for exemption evaluations.
  2. INTD 1020 Drafting for Interior Design and INTD 1040 Elements of Interior Design with a grade of C or higher are prerequisites for many Interior Design courses. Students should register for these 2 courses in the program as soon as possible. INTD 1040 is only offered in the Fall Semester. Please plan accordingly.
  3. Students must provide their own personal laptop 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 class prior to purchase.

Gainful Employment Program Information


Related Programs


Kitchen and Bath Design

Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Sarah Skogstrom Rodriguez651.747.4043sarah.rodriguez@century.eduRoom 1311 East