Interior Design - Kitchen and Bath

Curriculum Description

The Interior Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in the field of both residential and non-residential interior design. The focus of the studies is technical knowledge, professional practices, and aesthetic principles and design process.

Curriculum content includes residential and non-residential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design, and universal design. Also included are basic design, code standards, history of interiors and furnishings, color theory, products, professional practices, visual presentations, and sustainable principles.

Graduates should qualify for interior design opportunities in numerous residential and commercial environments such as hospitality, corporate, mercantile, educational, and healthcare. Interior designers also have employment opportunities in real estate, entertainment, visual merchandising, government, sales and marketing, and other specialties dealing with interiors.

The following represents one way in which the diploma can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Diploma

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NC CIP: 50.0408
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 111 Intro to Arch Technology 1 6 0 3
DES 112 Bldg/Construc Sys 3 0 0 3
DES 235 Products 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DES 125 Visual Presentation I 0 6 0 2
DES 135 Prin & Elem of Design I 2 4 0 4
DES 280 Codes & Standards/Interior Des 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 0 2
DES 242 Kitchen/Bath Design Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 5

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DES 243 Advanced Kitchen/Bath Design Requisite 2 2 0 3
DES 255 History of Interiors & Furn I 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DES 210 Professional Practices/Int Des 2 0 0 2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 5

Summer Term

Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DES 238
OR
Sustainable Interiors (2) (2) (0) (3)
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
Totals

Class Hours: 0
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 1

Total Credit Hours: 38

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

2016FA - New diploma

The Kitchen and Bath diploma will focus on design criteria specific to residential kitchens and bathrooms. Course work will also include documentation and presentation of designs, building systems and construction methods, building codes, sustainable practices, and history of design. The program is designed as an evening program to provide flexibility for working professionals, as well as, students who are interested specifically in residential design. Students interested in this program should contact Gisele Taylor Wells, Interior Design Program Coordinator, for more information at gtaylorwells@forsythtech.edu

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