Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Preprofessional General Area of Concentration, Interior Design–Preprofessional AAS: 306A


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(R): 306A

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in interior design and related professions with a general interior design concentration. Some students choose to continue their studies and have been successful transferring to four-year institutions with resulting portfolio. Emphasis is placed on the creative application of design principles, addressing environmental and human health and well-being, employing the design process, and developing effective visual communication and technical skills.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or an elective.

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

‡‡ Students should consult with interior design advisor before selecting program electives. Select program electives from the following disciplines: ANTH, ARCH, ARTT, BLDG, BSAD, COMM, CMGT, ENES, GDES, GEOG, HIST, HMGT, HORT, IDES, PHOT, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, SOCY.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Elective


Area of Concentration Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or an elective.

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

‡‡ Students should consult with interior design advisor before selecting program electives. Select program electives from the following disciplines: ANTH, ARCH, ARTT, BLDG, BSAD, COMM, CMGT, ENES, GDES, GEOG, HIST, HMGT, HORT, IDES, PHOT, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, SOCY.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply design principles, elements, and color theory in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that influence the ethical, environmentally responsible, and professional specification of textiles, materials, finishes & furnishings.
  • Collect and interpret appropriate information to solve interior design problems in keeping with the industry-recognized project process.
  • Incorporate an understanding of the history of interior design, art, architecture, and decorative arts from western and non-western cultures into design solutions for interiors projects.
  • Exhibit proficient visual, oral, and written communication essential to convey design solutions, employ design intentions, and manage the project process effectively.
  • Express an understanding of the role and value of interior designers as essential collaborators within the building industry.
  • Produce interior design solutions that are healthy, safe, pleasing, and functionally efficient demonstrating the value of interior design.
  • Communicate an understanding of trade and business issues, and professional practice standards.
  • Utilize essential drafting, drawing, visualization, and software skills to develop and execute design projects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of codes, standards, and regulations that apply to interior environments.

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