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Interior Design

If you are imaginative and enjoy creating beautiful indoor spaces, a career as an interior designer could be a perfect fit.

In this program, you’ll learn to blend creativity with technical elements to design residential and commercial interiors. Courses in both science and art—combined with hands-on practice in the studio— will build your professional skills in problem solving, drawing, textiles and materials, sustainable design practices, computer-aided design and other areas essential for success in the field

Whether you want to continue your education at a four-year institution—or you plan to enter the field immediately—a degree from this program will help prepare you for opportunities in interior design and architecture firms, home improvement stores, furniture stores, specialty design shops and other organizations in the industry.

1. Students will have the ability to interpret a client's needs and programmatic requirements, functional attributes, aesthetic considerations, and architectural conditions for the design of interior spaces.
2. Students will demonstrate the ability to resolve complex design challenges using critical
thinking, research, industry specific knowledge and industry standard technology.
3. Students will be able to effectively convey design problems and solutions through written, graphic and oral communication techniques.
 

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 101
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
INTDS 170
Introduction to Interior Design
3
INTDS 173
Drafting for Interior Design
4
Total Credits
 
16
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
INTDS 106
Sketching / Rendering
4
INTDS 184
Drawing Communication
4
INTDS 280
Textiles for Interiors
3
Total Credits
 
16
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
INTDS 175
Materials of Interior Design
5
INTDS 285
Computer Aided Design I
4
Total Credits
 
14
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
INTDS 171
Interior Design Studio I
6
INTDS 185
Building Systems / Lighting
5
INTDS 286
Computer Aided Design II
4
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
INTDS 172
Interior Design Studio II
6
INTDS 179
History of Interiors I
3
INTDS 294
Adobe for Interior Design
4
Total Credits
 
13
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
INTDS 176
Interior Design Studio III
6
INTDS 180
History of Interiors II
3
INTDS 268
Design Portfolio
4
INTDS 275
Professional Practices
3
Total Credits
 
16
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.

For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,822
  • Non-Resident

    $
    13,194
  • International

    $
    24,018
  • Max. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    VPAA Pathway Specialist
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195

  • Margot Casstevens
    Margot Casstevens
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Margot.Casstevens@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3705
  • Sunshine Giesler
    Sunshine Giesler
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Sunshine.Giesler@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3621
  • Bonnie Glantz
    Bonnie Glantz
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    Bonnie.Glantz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Deanna Goguen
    Deanna Goguen
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Deanna.Goguen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3749
  • Tanja Huffman
    Tanja Huffman
    Interior Design
    B.A., Washington State University
    Tanja.Huffman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7332
  • Ann-Jeannette Seymour
    Ann-Jeannette Seymour
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    A.Seymour@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3749

Pre-requisites: No
Number of students each start: up to 22
Contact: interiordesign@sfcc.spokane.edu
Applications deadline: Applications begin spring quarter, open until filled

Program Admission Process

The Interior Design program is fall quarter entry and admits 20 students.

Application to the program begins in spring and continues until filled. Early application is encouraged!
Waiting for entrance into the program?  Contact our Curriculum Advisor Heather Bellerud (Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu) for a list of courses you can take out of sequence.

Our program is an open access program. As long as there are seats in the program and you have completed the admissions process, you will be admitted to the program. Historically, however, more students express interest in or apply to the program than there are seats available. 

For admission into the program, complete each of the steps listed below.

  1. Complete your online application

    • For assistance with admissions, call 509-533-4356

  2. Complete your online Bigfoot Orientation

    • Upon completing the application, you will receive the link

  3. Math & English Placement

    • Find out your placement in math and English

      • Complete the free, online self-directed placement surveys

      • OR submit high school transcripts if you’ve graduated within the past three years

      • OR submit transcripts from prior college to be used for placement

    • Bring a printed copy of your math/English placement to your interview

    • For assistance with placement surveys email SFCC.NewStudentOrientation@sfcc.spokane.edu

  4. Send us an email at InteriorDesign@sfcc.spokane.edu to request admission into the program. Include

    • your name

    • your student ID number

    • your phone number

    • which degree you are seeking (AAS or AAS-T)

Once you are admitted to the program, you will receive a welcome email and instructions on how to register for your classes.

For assistance, you can always reach out to our faculty contact or our Curriculum Specialist. Please see Contact above.

Thank you for your interest in Interior Design at Spokane Falls. We look forward to meeting you.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Tanja Huffman

Program Lead
Tanja.Huffman@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-7332

Heather Bellerud

Pathways Specialist
Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3195
Building 15, Room 106