2021-2022 Catalog 
    Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design Assistant Associate in Science

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The Interior Design Associate in Science Degree provides the student with a comprehensive academic foundation to pursue multiple interior design careers as an Interior Design Assistant. The course requirements are aligned with the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) requires a minimum of 40 semester units of interior design education to take the Interior Design Exam (IDEX). The combination of the major units and general education required for this degree may take longer than two years to complete. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in drafting, color theory, product knowledge, communication, historical, professional and CAD drafting. The educational standards within the Associate in Science Degree can lead to minimum preparation as a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in the state of California and preparation for transfer to Interior Design bachelor’s degree programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate intermediate skills in fundamental drafting, color theory, lighting, textiles, and product knowledge.
  • Use professional skills and effective communication techniques.
  • Demonstrate space planning, graphic illustration and digital visualization techniques required for Interior Design Assistant positions in the interior design field.


Course ID Title Units
ID 110   Fundamentals of Interior Design 3
ID 111  * Interior Design Studio I 3
ID 112   Beginning Drafting for Interiors 3
ID 114   Applied Color and Design Theory for Interior Design 3
ID 115  * CAD for Interior Design 3
ID 116   Interior Materials and Products 3
ID 122   History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings I 3
ID 125   History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings II 3
FASH 31   Textiles 3
ARCH 124A   Architectural Drawing I 4
ID 121   Space Planning 3
ID 123  * Interior Design Illustration 3
ID 126  * Interior Design Studio II 3
ID 127  * Fundamentals of Lighting 3
ID 131  * Digital Visualization for Interior Design 3



Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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