Interior Design, Associate in Arts

The Major in Interior Design is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of the Interior Design certificate, students will demonstrate knowledge of the history of interior design and furniture and the factors that influenced the changes in design styles.
  2. Upon successful completion of the Interior Design certificate, students will be able to develop comprehensive design concepts for both residential and commercial spaces.
  3. Upon successful completion of the Interior Design Certificate, the student will be able to work from blueprints, make detailed floor plans, and draw furniture to scale.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 18 units selected from:

ARCH 001

Basic Architectural Drafting


ART 001A

Art History: Europe form Prehistory to 1400


FASHION 006/ ID 006



FCS 050H

Special Studies: Family and Consumer Sciences


ID 002

Introduction to Interior Design


ID 008

History of Interior Design and Furniture


ID 010

Residential Interior Design


ID 013

Specifications and Professional Practices


Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60