NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree LO  

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Purpose: The Interior Design program prepares students to become assistant designers or interior design technicians. The curriculum provides a foundation education covering a broad range of topics in interior design, art history, furniture history, and basic design. Computer-aided drafting, rendering and business practices round out the curriculum. Students become knowledgeable in both residential and contract design. Career opportunities exist not only in the retail marketing of furniture, fabrics, and accessories but also in commercial design firms as space planners, drafters, and technical support staff.

The curriculum can be completed in two years; however, students may enroll on a part-time basis. There are no entry requirements but many IDS courses have prerequisites to insure that students are properly prepared for advanced course work.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ART101Hist. & Appreciation of Art I3
   ART131Fund. of Design I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
   IDS100Theory & Tech. of Int. Design3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   PSY100Prin. of Applied Psychology3
   ART102Hist. & Appreciation of Art II 3
ART132Fund. of Design II or Elective 3-4
   IDS105Architectural Drafting for 
   Interior Design 3
   IDS109Styles of Furniture & Interiors 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1816-17

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   IDS106Three Dimen. Drawing/Rendering3
   IDS206Lighting & Furnishing3
   IDS225Business Procedures3
   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
___Social Science Elective3
   IDS205Materials and Sources 3
   IDS215Theory/Research Commercial Design 3
   IDS221Designing Commercial Interiors 4
   IDS245Computer-Aided Drafting 
   for Interior Designers 3
IDS290Coordinated Internship 3

Total Credits/Semester1516

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Interior Design = 65-66.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Electives may be selected from Interior Design and curricula that offer complementary areas to Interior Design: Architecture Technology, Business Administration, Communication Design, Horticulture Technology, Art History, and Marketing.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

4 For those students interested in transfer, an IDS elective may be substituted (with division approval) for the internship.

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