The OCC Interior Design program offers you the opportunity to advance your
creative talents to transform an ordinary space into an environment where people
desire to live, work and play. With the eye of an artist and the mind of a
scientist, you can personally create beautiful functional residential and
commercial settings which enhance the quality of life.
The OCC Interior Design program focuses on all aspects of residential
- furnishings fabrics
- floor and wall coverings
- space planning
Many courses include field trips to better understand the industry and
resources. All students complete an internship with opportunities through local
associations and businesses, including the Michigan Design Center. After
applying skills and refining your personal techniques and style in the field,
you will leave this program with a feeling of accomplishment and a portfolio of
your work, ready to find your design career.
Invest in Yourself
At OCC tuition is ¼ the cost of private schools and universities. You can
complete the Associate Degree without going into debt, and graduate with work
experience. The program also offers support for graduates looking for employment
or starting their own business.
The program and design studio is based at the Orchard Ridge Campus in
Farmington Hills. Introductory classes are also available in Auburn Hills.
For more information about the Interior Design program at OCC, please call
248.522.3676 or email
"I am so pleased that I decided to attend OCC Interior Design
program and graduate with an associate’s degree. Michelle and
her team are great educators! It was a great stepping stone from
being away from school for an extended period of time and
prepared me for my attendance at Wayne State and work towards my
bachelors degree. Without my OCC experience, that transition
would have been difficult."
- Mary, Clarkston, MI, OCC Interior