Interior Design

The Interior Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in the field of both residential and non-residential interior design. The focus of the studies is technical knowledge, professional practices, and aesthetic principles.

Curriculum content includes residential and non-residential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design, and universal design. Also included are basic design, history of interiors and furnishings, color theory, products, business practices, graphic presentations, and general education courses.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs including residential and commercial interior design, set design, showroom design, and sales positions for furniture, textiles and accessories, and all businesses dealing with interiors.

Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Interior Design Degree (A30220)*
    *The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded by Carteret Community College.
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Interior Design

Curriculum Code: A30220

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Stu Success (Coastal) or 1 0 1
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills (Carteret) (0) (2) (1)
DES 110 Arch Graphics (Carteret) or 0 6 2
ARC 111 Intro to Arch Tech (Coastal) (1) (6) (3)
DES 125 Graphic Presentation I (Carteret) 0 6 2
DES 135 Prin & Elem of Design I (Carteret) 2 4 4
DES 235 Products (Carteret) 2 2 3
DES 255 History/Int and Furn I (Carteret) 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
10-12 18-20 18-19
Spring Semester (1st Year)
ARC 114 Architectural CAD (Coastal) or 1 3 2
DES 120 CAD for Interior Design (Carteret) (0) (6) (2)
DES 112 Bldg/Construc Sys (Carteret) 3 0 3
DES 126 Graphic Presentation II (Carteret) 0 6 2
DES 220 Principles of Int Design (Carteret) 1 6 3
DES 242 Kitchen/Bath Design (Carteret) 3 0 3
ENG 114 Prof. Res & Rptg (Coastal) 3 0 3
10-11 15-18 16
Summer Semester (1st Year)
CIS 110 Intro to Computers or 2 2 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy (1) (2) (2)
1-2 2 2-3
(No DES courses at Carteret during the summer)
Fall Semester (2nd Year)
DES 210 Business Practices/ID (Carteret) 2 0 2
DES 225 Textiles/Fabrics (Carteret) 2 2 3
DES 230 Residential Design I (Carteret) 1 6 3
DES 280 Codes & Stdrs/Int Des (Carteret) 3 0 3
DES 243 Adv Kitchen/Bath Design (Carteret) 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models (Coastal) 2 2 3
13 10 17
Spring Semester (2nd Year)
ART 111 Art Appreciation (Coastal) 3 0 3
COE 111 Co-Op Work Exp (Carteret) 0 10 1
DES 240 Comm/Contract Design I (Carteret) 1 6 3
DES 250 Store Planning (Carteret) 2 3 3
DES 286 Int Design/Advanced (Carteret) 1 6 3
PSY 150 General Psychology (Coastal) or 3 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology (Coastal) (3) (0) (3)
10 25 16
Total Semester Hours: 69-71