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Introductory Interior Design Certificate


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Are you interested in becoming an interior designer? Our introductory certificate program, designed specifically for those with no previous related education or experience, and will set you on the path to your new career.

Through the program, you will gain a general knowledge of interior design, technical drawing and drafting, presentation techniques, and business practices. 

Program Outcomes

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

  • Apply design principles and color theory at a basic level in the execution of interior design projects.
  • Identify the correct textiles, materials, finishes, and furniture for simple specifications.
  • Collect and interpret the data necessary to solve simple interior design problems.
  • Execute basic 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, 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.


How To Apply and Register

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