Interior Design Pathway Associate in Arts

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Interior Design is more than just arranging pillows and hanging curtains. There’s analysis, management, business specs and so much more that come before the design and implementation of art. By learning the basis for a well thought out space and bringing in safety aspects and building codes to your concepts, you will provide future clients with a space that meets their wants and needs. With the Interior Design Associate in Arts pathway at Seminole state, you’ll be well on your way to bringing your vision of art and beauty to life in spaces that inspire and be prepared for an easy transition into Seminole State’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design.

Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: The courses for our A.A. degree are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transition: With your A.A. degree, you can stay at Seminole State to continue your progress toward a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field.
  • Guaranteed transfer: Earn your A.A. here, and take advantage of guaranteed admission to UCF or one of Florida’s other state universities for your bachelor’s.
  • More than 100 University Transfer Pathways: Take prerequisite courses for majors in various fields from accounting to theater.
Interior Design Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: ART-INTD
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: ART-INTD

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of architectural design, including aspects and determinants of form and space. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
This course traces the application of art into the development of architecture, interiors and furniture 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, interior and furniture in today's setting. Terminology of both architectural styles and furniture will be stressed. This course will introduce the historic preservation registration process and respective preservation application.
This course is a survey of historic architectural interiors from the early American periods through contemporary architecture, interiors and furniture design. The influence of international schools of thought related to architecture, interiors and furniture design will be introduced. Current trends in interior furnishings and architecture will be examined.
This course is designed to familiarize the interior design student with the materials, finishes and textiles used in both residential and commercial applications. Emphasis is places on product knowledge, fabrication and installation methods. Environmental and performance factors such as durability, flammability and care will be addressed. A variety of field trips and/or guest speakers will be scheduled to enhance class lectures for students taking the on-campus course.
This is a course in precalculus algebra and trigonometry intended for the student who is planning to take the calculus sequence. This course condenses into a five-credit hour format all topics of Precalculus Algebra (MAC 1140) and Trigonometry (MAC 1114). Algebra topics include the following: polynomial, rational and other algebraic functions and their graphs, piecewise-defined functions, a review of exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, Mathematical Induction, the Binomial Theorem and applications. Trigonometry topics include angular measure, right triangle and unit circle trigonometry, trigonometric (circular) and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, conditional trigonometric equations, solution of right and oblique triangles, vectors, complex numbers in trigonometric form, applications, polar coordinates and graphs and parametric equations and graphs. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. Successful completion of a high school course containing trigonometric topics and/or concepts is recommended.

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This course is a calculus preparatory course in trigonometry with emphasis upon functions. The topics include angular measure, right triangle and unit circle trigonometry, trigonometric (circular) and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, conditional trigonometric equations, solution of right and oblique triangles, vectors, complex numbers in trigonometric form, applications, polar coordinates and graphs and parametric equations and graphs. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course.
This is a course in precalculus algebra intended for the student who is planning to take trigonometry and the calculus sequence. Major topics include rational and other algebraic functions and their graphs, piecewise-defined functions, a review of exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, Mathematical Induction, the Binomial Theorem and applications. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. This course may be taken concurrently with MAC 1114, Trigonometry.
This course contains a descriptive and quantitative study of kinematics, mechanics, energy and applications of mechanics. This course meets the requirements for professional and technical students needing an algebra-based physics course. Lab fee required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.

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This course introduces students to the quantitative and qualitative descriptions of the fundamental physical principles used in construction and architectural design. Topics include vectors, forces, static equilibrium of point particles and rigid bodies, torque, center of gravity and moment of inertia, stress-strain relationships, torsion and shear stress, as well as some basic electrical principles, such as Ohm's Law, power and resistor circuits. Applications to construction and design will be discussed. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is for non-science majors. Fundamental concepts of physics with application of everyday experiences are covered. Topics include kinematics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism and special topics. This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the physical factors in our environment. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course contains a descriptive and quantitative study of kinematics, mechanics, energy and application of mechanics. This course meets the requirements for professional and technical students needing an algebra-based physics course. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course is a laboratory complement of PHY 1020. Experiments will be selected to illustrate and reinforce the physics concepts introduced in the Conceptual Physics class. Lab fee required.
This course contains a descriptive and quantitative study of kinematics, mechanics, energy and applications of mechanics. This course meets the requirements for professional and technical students needing an algebra-based physics course. Lab fee required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course is the same laboratory as contained in PHY 1053C. Topics covered include mechanics, harmonic motion and sound. This course is intended for students who are currently taking an advanced placement physics lecture course and will take this course as dual enrollment.
This course contains the descriptive and quantitative study of electricity, magnetism and applications of electromagnetism. This course meets the requirements for professional and technical students needing an algebra-based physics course. Lab fee required.
This course is the same laboratory as contained in PHY 1054C. Topics covered include electricity, magnetism, optics and heat. This course is intended for students who are currently taking an advanced placement physics lecture course and will take this course as dual enrollment.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This physics course is designed for science, engineering and mathematics majors. Topics studied are kinematics, mechanics and applications of mechanics. Lab fee required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course is the same laboratory as contained in PHY 2048C. Topics covered include mechanics, harmonic motion and sound. This course is intended for students who are currently taking an advanced placement physics with calculus lecture course and will take this course as dual enrollment.
This physics course is designed for science, engineering and mathematics majors. Topics studied include electricity, magnetism and topics of electromagnetism. Lab fee required.
This course is the same laboratory as contained in PHY 2049C. Topics covered include electricity, magnetism, optics and heat. This course is intended for students who are currently taking an advanced placement physics with calculus lecture course and will take this course as dual enrollment.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2253 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, neurorehabilitative techniques and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Students will develop interventions based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required.
This course introduces descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, correlation and regression and nonparametric tests. This course is a first course in statistical methods for those students entering a science or business-related field. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.

**MAC 1105 or MAT 1033 or MAT 1100 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or higher or sufficient score on placement test are required prerequisites for STA 2023.

The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental theories and processes of the profession. Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the design process and creative problem-solving that supports human behavior, functionality and aesthetics for today's interior environments. Students apply theories such as the elements and principles, human factors, spatial analysis and space planning and the science of color and color scheme development in a variety of residential settings. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher to advance to the next level studio. Lab fee required.
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, sectional views, detailing, lighting, plumbing and the use of schedules. Student must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course gives the design student an in-depth understanding of the building codes, life safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act. Knowledge of these codes are vital to all aspects of the design process. Lectures will be combined with practical applications.
This course presents projects in residential design. Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the design process and creative problem-solving. Floor plans will be analyzed for function and aesthetics. Color theories and schemes, the selection of appropriate interior finishes and the selection of furnishings will be applied to projects. Graphic skills and presentation techniques are developed. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher to advance to the next level studio. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to develop graphic skills and provide students with the ability to communicate spatial concepts. Emphasis is placed on visual communication tools employing a variety of media forms. Free-hand sketching, one- and two-point perspectives, material delineation, tonal investigation, compositional and presentation techniques are included. Lab fee required.
Foundation courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,400$11,472$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$810$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,590$19,010$17,879

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2021-22 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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