Interior Design

Interior Design

The Associates in Applied Science program for Interior Design will expose students to the human and professional issues of designing interior environments. The curriculum content concentrates on developing artistic maturity and analytical strengths while providing cutting edge resources for balancing creative gifts with practical skills. In addition to gaining experience with selecting furnishings; fabrics; floor and wall coverings; making models and preparing presentations, the student will be designing, rendering and drafting by hand and through the use of digital imaging software.

Employment of interior designers is projected to grow 5% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Designers will be needed to respond to consumer expectations that the interiors of structures meet certain conditions, such as being environmentally friendly and more easily accessible.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Eligibility Information

This program is offered on the Orchard Ridge Campus.

No prior experience is needed. Four of our entry level courses require no prerequisites, however basic proficiency in using a mouse, keyboard, and storing items on a disk is helpful for the Interior Design CAD course. Students are instructed on how to sketch, create presentation boards and draft working drawings. Time management is a critical skill for students to perform well. 

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"OCC makes my life a lot easier" - Natalie Turner

In this Oakland Community College “Empower Yourself” video series, OCC interior design student Natalie Turner from Waterford, Michigan, shares her thoughts on how much she enjoys OCC’s small class sizes, her one-on-one relationship from her instructors and how her class schedule is so accommodating.