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Advanced Interior Design Certificate


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Are you an interior design professional looking to expand your skills or change your specialization? Stay on the cutting edge of the interior design industry with the advanced interior design certificate from Montgomery College. 

In these courses, you'll focus on advanced design topics, such as lighting, kitchen, bath, office, AA specifications, and other specialty career options within the interior design profession.

Portfolio and/or résumé review approval by the program advisor is required prior to enrollment in the advanced courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply design principles and color theory in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Identify the correct textiles, materials, finishes, and furniture for specifications.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve interior design problems.
  • Execute presentation and construction drawings.
  • Be familiar with interior design principles and ethics.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track. The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Career possibilities include interior designer and space planner.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.



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