Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
120 Hours

Major

90 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HUM 1010
Art and Architecture I (Antiquity to Renaissance)
3

Enhances 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.

HUM 1020
Art and Architecture II (Renaissance to Modern)
3

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 Renaissance period to the present are studied.

IND 1010
Introduction to Interior Design
3

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 for client presentations.

IND 1050
Textiles
3

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.

IND 1110
Introduction to Residential Desi n
3

Applies basic theory of proxemics and human behavior to the design of residential facilities. Study includes advanced space planning and furniture arrangements. Projects incorporate kitchen and bath elevations and layouts. Students will research and specify finish materials and furnishings.

IND 1150
Interior Design Graphics
3

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 floor plans, isometric drawings, and perspective drawings.

IND 1210
Rendering Techniques and Perspectives
3

Helps students develop an individual rendering style, produce perspective drawings with an emphasis on ideation drawings. Projects will bring another dimension to work possibly begun in previous classes.

IND 1410
Workroom Practices
3

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

IND 2010
History of Furnishings
3

Generates an understanding of furniture styles throughout history and helps students to understand the relationship of period furniture and architectural styles to today's trends.

IND 2110
Introduction to Commercial Design
3

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, client and user needs, and information gathering and analysis for space planning.

IND 2310
Building Systems
3

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, and examine mechanical and electrical systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, and vertical transportation.

IND 2410
Studio Kitchen and Bath
3

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

IND 2510
Interior Design Business Practices
3

Provides an in-depth study of the business of interior design and the essentials for conducting a successful design practice. Also 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 and critical thinking, teamwork, networking, and presentation in the sales process. Students will explore diverse approaches to selling design concepts, services, and products.

IND 2610
Introduction to Design Software
3

Introduces concepts of basic AutoCAD to students providing them with a foundation to move to greater productivity with the software in subsequent CAD courses and expand student's kitchen and bath design capability through the use of 20/20 Design software.

IND 2650
Interior Design CAD
3

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

IND 2910
Portfolio Projects
3

Explores the initial assembly of design portfolios through the use of Photoshop as an enhancement tool. Students will be required to submit a portfolio sutiable for interviews. Resume and cover letters will be addressed as students are encouraged to begin employment opportunities.

IND 3010
Building Codes and Construction
3

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

IND 3110
Architectural Design
3

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

Prerequisite(s):
IND 2650

IND 3120
Commercial Architectural Design I
3

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

Prerequisite(s):
IND 2650

IND 3130
Commercial Architectural Design II
3

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

Prerequisite(s):
IND 2650

IND 3210
Advanced Rendering Techniques an d Perspectives
3

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

IND 3310
3-D Modeling
3

Explores the presentation of design solutions in 3D form with emphasis on model making. Sketch up software will be utilized.

IND 3410
Universal and Sustainable Design
3

Develops the student's 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 that aging, injury, and disabilities have on the home and work environments. This course will combine 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 to a project. Completion of this course is one component in pursuit of the LEED Green Associate exam.

IND 3610
Designing for Healthcare
3

Concentrates on the specialized intricacies of the healthcare environment with a focus on identifying and implementing safe, maintainable products, finishes, and space planning in healthcare facilities. Students will research the emotional and psychological impact of the environment on all stakeholders.

IND 3910
Integrated Design Studio
3

Concentrates on research, creating conceptual diagrams and sketches, and utilizing current trends in technology to generate entries for national and regional interior design competitions.

IND 4010
Lighting Design
3

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

IND 4210
Historical Preservation
3

Applies the study of historical art and architecture to appropriate design period. 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.

IND 4310
Commercial Design I
3

Introduces students to the exam for licensing using practicums and materials from NCIDQ. This course will include a capstone design project that will require code compliance and specifications.

IND 4320
Commercial Design II
3

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 will concentrate on problem identification, client and user needs, and information gathering research and analysis for the corporate and office environments.

IND 4990
Senior Design Portfolio
3

Concentrates on existing portfolios by adding work completed during the bachelor program and enhancing work by utilizing Photoshop skills. Students will be encouraged to enhance job search methods and set professional goals.

WRKAT2010
Work Experience
3

Provides a 120-hour minimum, paid/unpaid, learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students pursuing an Associates Degree or Certificate to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begin work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.

General Education

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

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.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

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):
ENG 1010

HUM 1010
Art and Architecture I (Antiquity to Renaissance)
3

Enhances 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.

HUM 4010
Philosophy of Ethics
3

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

MTH 1050
Quantitative Reasoning I
3

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. The combination of MTH 1050 and MTH 1060 satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

MTH 1060
Quantitative Reasoning II
3

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, probability, and statistics. Key topics include equations, inequalities, graphs and functions; exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic models; counting methods, probability theory, normal distribution, correlation, regression, voting methods, and graph theory. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. The combination of MTH 1050 and MTH 1060 satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050

SCI 4510
Environmental Science
3

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

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.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

Featured Alumni

It’s a really tight knit group of faculty members that actually work in the field and can help you grow as a student and in your business… Baker is pretty career focused on a lot of things where they kind of set you  on a path and help you along to get to your career goal.

- Kevin Stankovich, Business Owner B.S. Interior Design, A.S. Architectural Construction
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