Interior Design Technology Program graduates pursue numerous career opportunities as consultants, sales representatives, assistants to interior designers and architects, set designers, space planners, visual merchandisers, manufacturing representatives, and rendering and drafting delineators.
In addition to classroom projects, students participate in various community projects, attend department field trips to regional design centers and participate with local chapters of professional organizations such as ASID and IIDA. Because of the graphic design and visual nature of many of the studio and technical courses, students should expect to purchase drafting and art supplies regularly.
After earning the A.S. degree and gaining four years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) state exam to become a licensed interior designer.
The practice of interior design has become more complex, technical and demanding. Seminole State's comprehensive curriculum enables graduates to work in many related occupations in the field of interior design.
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|IND1100||Historic Interiors I|
This course traces the application of art into the development of architecture and interior design from ancient civilizations to the end of the 19th century. The student will develop the ability to recognize and use different period styles of architecture and furniture in today's setting. Terminology of both furniture and architectural styles will be stressed. Lab fee required.
This course expands on techniques for developing an interior design concept to analyze sources of inspiration from the built environment, to use the principles and elements of design in the schematic design phase of a project and to communicate the design to a client through verbal presentation and perspective drawings. Lab fee required.
|IND1404C||Technical Design I|
This course is designed specifically for interior design students. It will aid the student in developing an understanding of basic principles with applications in the preparation of drawings, use and care of instruments and equipment, lettering, orthographic projections, sectional views, auxiliary views, detailing, lighting, plumbing and the use of schedules. Lab fee required.
|IND1422||Interior Furnishings Estimating|
This course is designed to acquaint the student with three important segments of interior design: window treatments, floor coverings and wall coverings. Installation techniques, cost estimation, calculations and schedules will be stressed. Lab fee required.
|IND1423||Survey of Materials and Resources|
This course is designed to familiarize the Interior Design student with the materials and finishes used in both residential and commercial interiors. Emphasis will be on product knowledge of floor coverings, wall coverings, paints and window treatments. Basic understanding of building construction (walls, ceilings, windows), acoustics, green design and ergonomics, furniture design, upholstery and terminology will be covered. A variety of field trips and/or guest speakers will be scheduled to enhance class lectures and give a "hands on" experience to the student. Analyzing products and comparison shopping help the student understand quality and merchandising. Lab fee required.
|IND1429||Textiles for Interiors|
In this introductory course students learn to identify and analyze fibers, yarns, fabrics and finishes. Consumer factors such as durability, care and price of various furnishings will be presented. Lab fee required.
|IND1935C||Building Barrier-Free Design|
This course is designed to give the interior design student an in-depth understanding of building codes and the Americans with Disabilities Guidelines (ADA) to enhance their space planning and material specifications. Basic building construction and fire safety design will be addressed. Lab fee required.
|IND2012||Interior Design Studio II|
This course presents intermediate projects in creative problem-solving in residential design. Emphasis is placed on graphic skills and presentation techniques including scale variations, wall elevations, watercolor techniques and furniture and accessory selection. Lab fee required.
|IND2014||Interior Design Studio III|
In this course students apply creative problem-solving skills in designing commercial interiors. Emphasis will be placed on projects relating to the American and Contemporary periods including historic preservation, furniture selection, client proposals and purchasing. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
|IND2016||Commercial Interior Design I|
This course is designed to acquaint the individual with the complexities of non-residential interiors. The complete design process including space planning, human factors, technical issues, business operation, furniture and material selections and code requirements will be examined. Tours of commercial installations and presentations from trade sources will be used to gain an understanding of commercial design. Lab fee required.
|IND2130||Historic Interiors II|
This course is a survey of historic interiors from the early American periods through contemporary interior design. Current trends in interior furnishings and architecture will also be examined. Lab fee required.
|IND2221||Commercial Interior Design II|
This course provides an advanced individual and team approach to non-residential concerns and will follow the beginning commercial course. Emphasis on programming, spatial analysis, code restrictions, complete furniture selection, budget limitations and complete client presentation will be presented to aid in visual illustrations. Lab fee required.
|IND2305||Interior Design Graphics I|
This course is designed to develop skills in presentation techniques and drawing. One- and two-point perspective will be taught as applied to interior space and furnishings. Various rendering techniques will be emphasized. Graphic skills will be presented to aid in visual illustrations. Lab fee required.
|IND2424C||Technical Design II|
This course teaches intermediate technical aspects of structures and mechanical systems. Emphasis will be on construction finish materials with execution of a complete set of working drawings. Lab fee required.
|IND2460C||Computer-Aided Drafting for Design Professionals|
This course is a study of the uses of a personal computer in interior and exterior design. Included will be commercial office space, industrial support areas and the development of an efficient and effective house. The designer will learn how to use the computer as a time saving tool. Lab fee required.
|IND2500||Professional Principles and Practices of Interior Design|
Specialized information will be presented on establishing and maintaining a successful interior design business with emphasis on resume' writing, cover letters, development of an individual business and preparation of a bank loan. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course will prepare the advanced student entering the design profession to create a portfolio for review by prospective employers. A variety of residential and commercial projects using several media will be included. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
|IND2608||Sustainable Design for Interiors|
The basic theories and practices of ecology relating to interior design products will be introduced. Students will become aware of the environment and how their selections can impact it. "Green Design" or "Eco Design" is an emerging field of importance in both residential and commercial design. Lab fee required.
|IND 29XX||Cooperative Education Internship in Interiors - (Choice of IND 2941, 2942, 2946, 2947 or 2949 for a total of two credits)||2|
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|IND2201||Design Principles for Kitchen and Bath|
This specialized design course for kitchens and baths utilizes the understanding of basic elements and principles to create spaces the consumer wants. One must learn to blend architectural styles, colors and themes with function and purpose. Lab fee required.
|IND2309||Drawing and Presentation Standards for Kitchen and Bath|
Completed project documents assist the designer with presenting a professional presentation to the client through drafting a set of plans that will help the client and trades understand the project. Drafting techniques will be utilized. Lab fee required.
|IND2402||Kitchen and Bathroom Planning-Standards and Safety Criteria|
Certain standards must be adhered to in order to ensure kitchen and bathroom space is functional and safe. Use of kitchen and bath guidelines from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) provides universal design criteria that retains area comfort and attractiveness. Lab fee required.
|IND2411||Building Materials/Construction and Estimating for Kitchen and Bath|
Knowledge of construction and systems is essential in kitchen and bath design. An understanding of foundation-to-roof construction, wiring, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning must be integrated. This first course discusses building codes, healthy houses, foundations and floor systems, wall systems, building materials and project estimating. Lab fee required.
|IND2420||Mechanical Systems for Kitchen and Bath|
An important element of kitchen and bathroom design is function. The proper planning of mechanical systems (electrical, heating/ventilation/cooling, lighting and plumbing) will make the spaces safe and efficient. Lab fee required.
|IND2421||Equipment and Materials for Kitchen and Bath|
To complete specific tasks in the kitchen, specialized equipment and materials are required to make the kitchen safe and functional. The bath, also needing to be functional, must use appropriate fixtures and fittings. All products must be evaluated and incorporated into the space. Cabinet systems, appliances, equipment and surfacing materials will be studied. Lab fee required.
|IND2463||Specialized CAD Using 2020 Software|
This specific CAD course will provide the student with the opportunity to learn kitchen and bath design techniques utilizing widely recognized design software. Being able to use the same tools as industry professionals prepares the student for future employment. Lab fee required.
|IND 29xx||Cooperative Education Internship in National Kitchen and Bath Design - (Choice of IND 2946 or 2947)||3-6|
|Note: The above IND prefix elective courses are part of the Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate|
|General Education Courses|
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|Mathematics General Education course||3|
|Science General Education course (Area B or C)||3|
This course is for non-science students. Fundamental concepts of physics with application of everyday experiences are covered. Topics include kinematics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism and special topics. Designed to give the student a working knowledge of the physical factors in our environment.
|Social Science General Education course||3|
|INP2002||Introduction to Industrial Psychology|
This course applies psychological principles to individual and group functioning in organizational settings. Major topics include employee selection, motivation, job satisfaction, leadership and performance evaluation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|or any Social Science General Education course (other than, Area F)|