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  • Interior Design

    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

The Century College Interior Design program is one of a few Interior Design programs offered in Minnesota (MN). In the Interior Design program, students will gain a quality, affordable two-year degree, diploma or certificate in Interior Design, or a certificate in Home Furnishing Sales.

In the Interior Design program, students will develop a strong foundation in all facets of interior design, including sustainable and eco-friendly design, residential design, design elements, color theory, and decorating. Interior Design students will also become proficient in drafting tools such as AutoCAD and Revit and skills such as marketing and sales.

The Interior Design program at Century College has a American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) student chapter and graduates are encouraged to become professional members after completing their AAS degree.

Interior Design students will graduate having learned the elements of great design and how to market and sell their products and services.

Learn more about Interior Design student success

RSVP for an Interior Design Information Session to learn more about the Twin Cities based program. Sessions are open for October 10, November 7, and December 12.

Read about a project covered by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Century College design students tackle real-life project for Richfield senior care community

Testimonials

Jennifer Falck
Jennifer Falck - Interior Design Alum

"Having the foundation from Century has been wonderful. In my situation, Century College was perfect for me."

Interior Design Alumni
Tami Holsten - Interior Design and Kitchen & Bath Design Alum

“Century College gave me the tools to go forward and have a successful business.”

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Potential Job Titles

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Salary Data

Interior Designers
Average Wage: $24.79/hour
Top Earners: $38.99/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.mnscu.edu

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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

Prerequisites

  1. Minimum assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher.
  2. Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or 0950 with a grade of C or higher.
  3. Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher.
    • OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070 or above.
    • OR completion of MATH 0010 or MATH 0015 (previously) or MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher.
    • 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 assessment retesting or registering for a Math course. Contact the Advising, Counseling and Career Center at 651.779.3285, West 2410.
  4. Those individuals with prior higher education/college credits may be exempt from ENGL, RDNG, and/or MATH assessment testing and/or prerequisites with proof of course completion; official transcripts for all prior colleges must be sent to the college for exemption evaluations.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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.