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The feel and function of interior space is as important as the structure that supports and contains it. Interior designers use their creativity and sense of style and proportion to plan, design, and furnish interiors that are aesthetically pleasing, and achieve the intended purpose, such as increasing productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

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    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Interior Design Bachelor Degree from Baker College

Interior DesignBachelor of Interior Design

Build your design skills.

Become a qualified, licensed professional.

The feel and function of interior space is as important as the structure that supports and contains it. Interior designers use their creativity and sense of style and proportion to plan, design, and furnish interiors that are aesthetically pleasing, and achieve the intended purpose, such as increasing productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style.

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Career Facts

$47,600

Median salary for Interior Designers

16%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$73,090

Median salary for Architects

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Overview

As a student in Baker’s Interior Design bachelor degree program, you enhance your residential design skills with a concentration in commercial design. 

Your program instructors are industry professionals, who help you refine your creative, technical, mechanical, and business skills through classroom work and real-world experience. You develop your individual style, creativity, and visual graphic presentation capabilities and, at the same time you build a professional portfolio that demonstrates practical, functional, and innovative ideas. 

When you graduate, you’ll have completed a program designed in accordance with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Professional Standards, and be fully prepared to begin your career in a contract design studio or an architectural facility.

Course Information
Interior Design Major99 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
IND 100
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces personal skills and resources needed to become a professional interior designer. Students utilize visual and creative skills to develop functional designs for interior spaces. Study focuses on: basic elements and principles of design, space planning, color theory, lighting, furniture arrangement, surface materials and portfolio building. Visual and oral presentation skills are introduced to prepare students professionally.

Introduction to Interior Design4
IND 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Offers a basic study of materials and components used in interior design. Focuses on selection, specification, and calculation of surface materials, drapery, and cabinetry.

Workroom Practices4
IND 104
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an in-depth study of the business of interior design and the essentials for conducting a successful design practice.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 111A
IND 102
Interior Design Business Practices4
IND 105C
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4 Quarter Hours

Generates an understanding of the textile industry and of the products the textile industry produces. Students learn to analyze and identify natural and synthetic fibers, the methods of construction and finishing of fabric, and the properties of fabric for its intended end uses.

Textiles4
IND 111A
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies basic theory of proxemics and human behavior to the design of residential facilities. Study includes advanced spatial planning of furniture and floor plan arrangements. Projects incorporate kitchen elevations and layout design, and allows students to research and specify materials.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 100, IND 121.
Space Planning I4
IND 112A
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on more advanced space planning, requiring higher level skills. This course will include a capstone design project that will require code compliance and specifications.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 221
Space Planning II4
IND 121
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces basic drafting skills necessary to create construction drawings. This course is essential for a basic understanding of proper use and application of drafting equipment. Students apply proper lettering, linework, and dimensioning techniques to produce floor plans, isometric drawings, and perspective drawings.

Interior Design Graphics4
IND 131
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces concepts of basic AutoCAD to students providing them with a foundation to move to greater productivity with the software in subsequent CAD courses.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 111A
any of the INF courses.
Introduction to CAD2
IND 151
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4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with the basic principles of effective sales techniques critical to the interior design industry for both residential and commercial projects. Topics include application of the programming process, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, networking and presentation in the sales process as well as diverse approaches to selling concepts, services, and products.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 111A
Interior Design Sales4
IND 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Gives interior design students a clear understanding of the architecture and furniture styles from prehistoric to present days.

History of Furnishing4
IND 202
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4 Quarter Hours

Helps students develop an individual rendering style, to produce perspective drawings, and to visually illustrate ideas.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 111A
Rendering Techniques and Perspectives4
IND 214
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2 Quarter Hours

Expands student's kitchen and bath design capability through the use of 20-20 design software.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 111A
20-20 CAD2
IND 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes residential design and blueprint reading. Students will obtain technical skills in residential building systems, codes, and construction. Students will also be exposed to methods of detailing and material usage.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 111A
Building Systems4
IND 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies design principles and presentation standards in the planning and designing of bathrooms. Following NKBA guidelines, students study proper application and construction techniques using electrical and plumbing fixtures. Cabinet selection and proper room layout applications will be covered. Projects include manual- and computer-generated drawings using 20-20 design software.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 214, IND 221
Studio Bath4
IND 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies design principles and presentation standards in the planning and designing of efficient kitchen layouts. Following NKBA guidelines, students obtain hands-on experience studying basic lighting, venting, plumbing, electrical, and construction techniques. Proper cabinet, appliance, and fixture selection and application will be covered. Projects include manual- and computer-generated drawings.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 214, IND 221
Studio Kitchen4
IND 253A
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the various methods used in the design and presentation of portfolios. Students will be required to submit a portfolio.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Portfolio Projects4
IND 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies residential and commercial construction techniques and their applicable codes for accessibility, fire protection, and life safety.

Prerequisite(s):
ACT 102 or ACT 192A or IND 112A.
Building Codes and Construction4
IND 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Involves individual and team exploration with an emphasis on problem solving through varying types of rendering design typologies and sketching. This class helps students to develop individual rendering style, and reinforce skills in 3-dimensional drawing techniques. Students would further develop their creative thinking by exploration of a variety of approaches and concepts with originality and elaboration.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 112A, IND 202, IND 253A
Advanced Rendering Techniques and Perspectives4
IND 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the presentation of design solutions in 3-D form with emphasis on model making.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 112A, IND 253A
3-D Modeling4
IND 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Meets the interior designer's need for education in lighting systems, equipment, terminology, and calculation methods.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 112A
Lighting Design4
IND 421
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies the study of historical art and architecture to appropriate design periods. Topics include strategies for identifying local community restoration and preservation efforts and current restoration planning techniques and procedures. Posed with a restoration problem-solving scenario, students will prepare a project restoration plan.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Historical Preservation4
IND 431
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4 Quarter Hours

Involves students in in-depth explorations of non-residential environments such as restaurants or bistros and retail such as boutiques. Students would concentrate on project management including problem identification, identification of client and user needs and information gathering research and analysis and space planning. Students will be required to render by any medium, manual or computer-generated, that successfully communicates the design intent. This course would also teach students to express ideas clearly in oral presentations and critiques.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 321, IND 112A, IND 401
Commercial Design I4
IND 432
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4 Quarter Hours

Involves students in an in-depth exploration of systems furniture in corporate and office environments including the relationship between human behavior and the built environment. Students would concentrate on problem identification, client and user needs, and information gathering research and analysis for the corporate and office environments. This course would teach students space planning with systems furniture including the use of adjacencies, circulation, and the articulation and shaping of space.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 431
Commercial Design II4
IND 499
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2 Quarter Hours

Concentrates on existing portfolios by adding work completed during the bachelor program and enhancing work already included at the associate level. Students must have their portfolio reviewed and approved by a panel of professionals from the industry.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Senior Design Portfolio2
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACT 103
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the use of the computer to draw plans for a single-family residence. A series of drawings will be required.

Prerequisite(s):
ACT 101 or ACT 192A or IND 221.
Computer Aided Architectural Drawing I4
IND 215
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the use of the computer in the creation of drawings in place of traditional drafting methods. Students will create and edit drawings using computer software for interior design.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 131, IND 221
Interior Design CAD4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
WRK 265
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4 Quarter Hours

Requires students to perform a minimum of 160 hours of paid/unpaid, work experience at a kitchen and bath design studio that is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
Program Director/Dean approval
Kitchen and Bath Design Work Experience4
WRKTC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour minimum learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102 (Associate Degrees), ENG 101 (Certificates), minimum GPA 2.00.
Work Experience4
General Education Requirements68 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
ENG 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands students' writing skills beyond the expository style studied in Composition I and II and in the Workplace Communication course. This course studies poetry forms and fiction writing techniques. It is not necessary that a student be an experienced creative writer, only that he or she be committed to the writing process.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Creative Writing4
HUM 101B
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops the student's appreciation and enjoyment of art. Time periods, geographical centers, cultural and societal influences, stylistic characteristics of major art movements, and the artists from each movement from the prehistoric period through the Renaissance are studied.

Art and Architecture I (Antiquity to Renaissance)4
HUM 102B
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4 Quarter Hours

Cultivates the student's appreciation and enjoyment of art. Time periods, geographical centers, cultural and societal influences, stylistic characteristics of major art movements, and artists from each movement from the Baroque period to the present are studied.

Art and Architecture II (Baroque to Modern)4
HUM 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics. Students identify and analyze ethical situations in modern society.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Philosophy of Ethics4
INF 113
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to beginning electronic spreadsheet terminology, concepts, and applications. Students will gain the ability to enter/edit, save/retrieve files, format, and print spreadsheets and reports. Students are also introduced to basic formula development.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Electronic Spreadsheets2
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 108
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4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application4
MTH 109
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4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, right-triangle trigonometry, probability, and statistics. Key topics include equations, inequalities, graphs and functions; exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic models; counting methods, probability theory, normal distribution, correlation, and regression. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 108.
College Mathematics II4
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
PSY 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology4
SCI 451
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students examine the balance between natural resources including wildlife, their habitats, and the needs of man in the twenty-first century.

Environmental Science4
SOC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines social organization, culture, and the relationship between society and the individual. The areas studied are social groups, roles and statuses, institutions, social stratification, socialization, social change, and social policy.

Sociology4
SOC 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
SPK 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Workplace Communication4
Architectural Construction Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACT 205
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores wood frame structures as they relate to multi-family, low-rise, office, or small commercial structures. Drawing projects will focus on completion of a set of working drawings.

Prerequisite(s):
Architectural majors: ACT 103. Interior Design majors: IND 215.
Computer Aided Architectural Drawing II4
ACT 206
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores low-rise frame commercial structures - featuring steel, masonry and concrete construction. Drawings will focus on one of the following: small office building, small retail store, restaurant, or school-institutional building. Students will complete a set of working drawings and material take-offs.

Prerequisite(s):
Architectural majors: ACT 103. Interior Design majors: IND 215.
Corequisite(s):
ACT 205
Commercial Architectural Drawing I4
ACT 207
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues exploring low-rise reinforced concrete structures - featuring steel, masonry, and concrete construction. Drawings will focus on one of the following: small office building, small retail store, restaurant, or school-institutional building. Students will complete a set of working drawings, material take-offs, and specifications.

Prerequisite(s):
ACT 206
Commercial Architectural Drawing II4
IND 341
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops the students' ability to apply universal design principles through the design of the built environment to enhance the function for all individuals, regardless of their abilities. Students will also gain understanding of the effects aging, injury and disabilities have on the home and work environments.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 112A
Corequisite(s):
IND 301
Universal Design4
IND 351
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating Systems. Students will be exposed to the basics of the USGBC LEED building certification process and will apply LEED design concepts in a real project case. Students completing this course will be prepared to sit for the LEED Green Associate certification.

Prerequisite(s):
ACT 207
ACT 202 or IND 141.
Sustainable Design4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACT 202
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies the basics of mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection), electrical (power, lighting, telephone, fire alarm, security, sound, etc.), and building operation (transportation, processing, automation) systems as they are related to the overall planning of a building. Emphasis will be on heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, and operation requirements for space planning for various building types.

Mechanical Systems4
IND 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines mechanical and electrical systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, and vertical transportation. Interior designers need to coordinate the location of plumbing fixtures, air diffusers, sprinklers, and other visible mechanical elements with the overall design. Students will learn how to deal properly with the initial location or relocation of the mechanical fixtures and electrical devices.

Prerequisite(s):
IND 121.
Electrical and Mechanical Factors4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 191

Program Description

This program is designed to enhance residential design skills with a concentration in commercial design. Design projects prepare students to work in a contract design studio and/or architectural facility. Students select and specify appropriate materials and furnishings according to industry codes and standards, and apply knowledge to manual and computer generated drawings. Current building codes and guidelines will be applied to contractual documents in compliance with sustainable and universal design. Presentational skills are proficiently applied to advanced rendering illustrations and oral presentations. Business courses enhance professionalism and provide a solid foundation for dealing with the corporate world. The program and courses were designed in accordance with the CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) Professional Standards.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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