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Interior Design Technology AAS

The Interior Design Technology AAS degree (AAS_IDES) is offered at LSC-Kingwood. For more information, please contact the Interior Design Department.

Program Description

A comprehensive curriculum leads to a two-year associate of applied science degree. Students interested in a less comprehensive program should consider the one-year design essentials certificate program.

The interior design associate of applied science degree program includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experience dealing with typical residential and commercial design problems. The well-stocked labs are equipped with computers, drafting tables, color plotter, and an up-to-date resource library with catalogues and samples for student use. All courses in the interior design curriculum have been fully accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

The internship program allows students to work with prominent designers throughout the greater Houston area. The program has a very active student chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and NKBA, offering networking and educational opportunities with professional interior designers.

The two-year associate's degree in facilities management prepares students for an entry-level position in this field. A combination of design and business courses introduces students to the responsibilities involved in the effective management and maintenance of commercial properties and venues. Management courses highlight skills and knowledge necessary for business, while design courses focus on the built environment and its impact on workers and visitors. A supervised internship in the final semester of the program allows students to work with professional facilities managers and experience first-hand the daily complexities and variety of duties encountered in this fast-growing profession.

The general education core and many design classes will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
INDS 1311 Fundamentals of Interior Design 3
INDS 1319 Technical Drawing for Interior Designers 3
INDS 2307 Textiles for Interior Design 3
INDS 1349 Fundamentals of Space Planning 3
INDS1 2305 Interior Design Graphics 3
INDS 2321 Presentation Drawing 3
KINE   Any physical activity course 1
MATH2   Elective - College level 3-4
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication OR  
SPCH 1311 Intro to Speech Communications  

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:


Second Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
INDS 1351 History of Interiors I 3
INDS 2330 Interior Design Building Systems 3
INDS 2313 Residential Design I OR 3
INDS3   Interior Design Elective  
INDS 2315 Lighting for Interior Designers 3
INDS 2325 Professional Practices for Interior Designers 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
INDS 1315 Materials, Methods and Estimating 3
INDS 1345 Commercial Design I OR 3
INDS3   Interior Design Elective  
INDS4 1352 History of Interiors II 3
INDS5 2237 Portfolio Presentation 2
INDS 2486 Internship - Interior Design 4

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Interior Design AAS:


  1. Meets computer competency
  2. MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2320, 2412, 2413, 2414, or 2415.
  3. For INDS elective in third and fourth semesters, choose from INDS 1345, 1372, 2310, or 2313; cannot choose same course twice
  4. Meets multicultural requirement
  5. Capstone course
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