CURRICULAR GUIDE

Interior Design Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0267  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Graduates of the Interior Design Technology program work with professional
interior designers to plan and create the overall design for interior spaces.
They may be employed as estimators, retail sales persons, space planners,
computer-aided drafting and design technicians, lighting and color consultants,
or kitchen/bath designers. Depending on their specialty, interior design
graduates work in retail or wholesale showrooms, design firms, building
construction management offices, hospitality chains, interior furnishings
manufacturers, or facilities departments. Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic
advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

Contact the Construction and Maintenance Technologies Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 27 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARCH 100    Intro to Architecture Drawing                                    3
ARCH 121    Visual Communication I                                           3
INTR 110    Applied Design/Color Theory                                      3
INTR 170    Interior Design Principles                                       4
INTR 190    Interior/Materials/Equipment                                     4
INTR 201    Cultural Diversity in Housing                                    3
INTR 256    Interior Professional Practice                                   3
INTR 263    Interior Design Internship                                       2
INTR 270    Interior Design Portfolio                                        2

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 34-36 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the GENERAL EDUCATION section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Specialty (Choose one subchoice)                        16 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Commercial Interiors
ARCH 201    Commercial Design                                                4
ARCH 231    Architectural AutoCAD I                                          4
INTR 275    Interior Design Studio II                                        8

Subchoice 2B: Kitchen and Bath
ARCH 101    Residential Detailing                                            4
INTR 151    Computer-Aided Kitchen Design                                    4
INTR 265    Interior Design Studio I                                         8

CHOICE 3:   Discipline Related History                               4 Credits
HUMS 211    History of Art I                                                 4
HUMS 212    History of Art II                                                4

CHOICE 4:   Cultural History                                         3 Credits
INTR 230    World Decorative Arts                                            3
INTR 231    Period Interiors                                                 3
INTR 232    Twentieth Century Interiors                                      3

CHOICE 5:   Interior Design Related                                2-4 Credits
ARCH 102    Residential Drawing                                              4
ARCH 122    Visual Communications II                                         3
ARCH 126    Architectural Model Building                                     2
ARCH 181    Barrier Free Design                                              3
ARCH 202    Commercial Drawing                                               4
ARCH 213    Facilities Design                                                3
ARCH 232    Architectural AutoCAD II                                         4
ARCH 273    Environmental Design                                             4
ARCH 283    Materials of Construction                                        3
BLDT 281    MI Residential/Building Code                                     3
CABS 110    Introduction to Microsoft Office                                 3
INTR 185    Introduction to Textiles                                         3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   61

1.    Students must complete one course from Choice 3 to fulfill the
      requirements for this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ARCH 100          ARCH 121          INTR 256          INTR 263
INTR 110          INTR 190          Lim.Ch.1          INTR 270
INTR 170          INTR 201          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2
Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.5
                  Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.4