2021-2022 College Catalog 
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2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design, A.A.S.

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This program provides intensive, job-focused education in order to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of Interior Design. Career studies courses will provide training in the following categories: manual and computer-aided drafting skills, two- and three-dimensional visualization skills, space planning, universal design concepts, sustainability, lighting and building systems, codes, historical developments in the built environment, ethics, trade information, business practices and portfolio development.  The AAS degree prepares graduates with the educational foundation and fundamentals required for pursuing professional certification.

Separate policies exist for the Interior Design program, including grading. These policies can be found on the Interior Design web site.

Transfer information:  Transfer Resources

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the implications of the historical development of architecture, furniture, and interiors
  • Apply elements and principles of design
  • Create interior design drawings using both manual and computer-aided drafting techniques and documents necessary for the completion of a design project
  • Select appropriate interior finishes and furnishings based on performance criteria and applicable codes and standards
  • Apply appropriate codes, regulations, and standards that pertain to interior environments


General Education - 20 credits

As described in the General Education section of the catalog and identified below:

*One course is recommended from the Cultural and Global Awareness knowledge area. 

General Education Notes:

The following courses are highly recommended:

SPCH115 - Public Speaking ARTH107 - History of Art: Renaissance Through Contemporary ANTH106 - Cultures of the World ENVR107 - Environmental Science MATH131 - Statistics  

(1) MATH 131 is required for transfer to Kean University.

Total credits required for degree: 60


PLEASE NOTE: Students wishing to sit for the NCIDQ exam will need a total of 60 credits in career studies in addition to their work experience. Successful completion of the NCIDQ exam is required for interior design certification in the State of New Jersey.

* Offered Fall Term only
**Offered Spring Term only

Program Code for registration: INTDS

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Suggested Sequence - Interior Design Program A.A.S. Degree

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Degree Audit Information

Access Student Planning and Degree Progress through MyBrookdale on Brookdale’s home page.  Select WebAdvisor, Self Service, log in and access the Student menu.

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