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Interior Design IND.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Design
Effective as of Fall 2023

Interior Designers need to be creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized and skilled business people. Combining aesthetic vision with practical skills and knowledge, interior designers work with clients to develop design solutions that are "aesthetically appealing, technically sophisticated and pragmatically satisfying."


This program might be for you if:

  • You consider yourself artistic and enjoy creating in a variety of mediums.
  • You would like to work in fast-paced, creative environments.
  • You can visualize 3D spaces and interior layouts, being detail oriented and precise.
  • Enjoy planning and making aesthetic changes to interior layouts and decor.

Interior Design graduates typically pursue careers in corporations, with home goods manufacturers/sellers, remodeling businesses, construction companies and other private businesses and may also develop their careers in a specialized design area such as healthcare, hospitality, commercial, corporate/work spaces, kitchen and bath, and sustainable interior design.

What is the program about?

The program prepares students for careers in the creative, detail-oriented field of interior design. Students will develop the knowledge and technical skills necessary to design an interior. Developing floor plans and selecting and coordinating colors, floor and wall coverings are common tasks performed by interior designers. They also place furniture, fixture and cabinetry, and prepare drawings, cost estimates and contracts. Sustainability, building codes, the ADA and basic business practices are included, as well as the development of individual design portfolios. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business fundamentals of interior design.
  • Recognize, understand and use the language and jargon of interior design.
  • Apply critical thinking and creative problem- solving skills to a variety of interior design problems.
  • Develop professional quality presentations and demonstrate adequate written and oral communication skills.
  • Discuss the history, fundamentals and basic theories of interior design.
  • Interior Design Drawings

Career Opportunities

Interior design graduates typically pursue careers as designers or consultants in design studios, architecture firms or commercial retailers. Some graduates choose to continue their education in design or a related field at a four-year institution.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
ART 2230 (Art History: Ancient through Medieval Periods) OR ART 2231 (Art History: Renaissance through Contemporary Periods) 3
CAT 1101 Architectural Graphics I 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
IND 1180 History of Interior Design 3
IND 1230 Residential Design 4
IND 1234 Materials & Textiles 3
IND 1240 Color Theory 3
IND 2130 Non-Residential Design 4
IND 2135 Rendering 3
IND 2140 Sustainable Design 4
IND 2260 Interior Design Portfolio 4
MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR MAT 1110 (Math for Technologists) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
MRK 2225 (Sales Fundamentals) OR MRK 2145 (Principles of Retailing) 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
VIS 1100 Design Foundations 4
VIS 1140 Design Processes 4
VIS 1210 Design Drawing 4
Interior Design Elective 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair Community College has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 2002.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.