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Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Interior Design

Surroundings have an enormous influence on people’s lives. Put your creativity to work in this exciting career field as an interior designer. You will learn how to plan the arrangement of interior space and coordinate the selection and sales of furniture, draperies and other fabrics, floor coverings and interior accessories. You will also learn the skills you need to accurately bid project proposals. You’ll learn both residential and commercial design. Through elective courses you can explore options such as kitchen and bath planning, window treatments, wall finishes or flooring. Internships will help you gain the practice and confidence to create design projects for clients.

Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Basic Interior Design
  • Color Theory
  • Drafting Skills for Interiors
  • Commercial CAD
  • Textiles
  • History of Furniture
  • Computer Basics for Design
  • Construction Applications - Mechanical & Lighting
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Advanced Interior Design
  • Business Principles for Interior Design
  • Introduction to Commercial Design
  • Internship 1 Interior Design

General Studies

  • Written Communication
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • Math w Business Apps
  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
  • Economics
  • Psychology of Human Relations

Suggested Electives

  • Interior Design Study Tour
  • Reupholstery
  • Flooring
  • Advanced CAD
  • Interior Display

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Estimated program cost: $9,508.75


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 60 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate Codes that impact the interior environment
  • Integrate industry guidelines that impact the interior environment
  • Apply interior design business practices
  • Apply design process to interior design projects
  • Design within the parameters of the built environment
  • Apply fundamentals of design

Career paths

  • Flooring/Window Treatment/Wall Covering Consultant
  • Furniture Sales & Space Planner
  • Interior Designer
  • Retail/Design Consultant
  • Visual Merchandiser

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Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

Contact info

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

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