Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Interior Design Technology (INTR) Associate of Science (AS) Degree Program

The emphasis of this degree is on technical knowledge, methodology, and aesthetic appreciation of interior design for the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Students will learn the importance of communications skills and visual presentation. An awareness of environmental, business, ethical, and other contemporary issues are incorporated into the curriculum. Classroom knowledge is linked to application in the field.

Graduates will possess the skills needed to work as interior design assistants and be able to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam after four years of work experience.

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The educational objectives for the A.S. Interior Design are:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and application of the design process.
  • Solve problems that are quantitative in nature.
  • Analyze complex issues and apply sound design methodology in multidisciplinary fields of interior design technology.
  • Practice effective communication skills in, oral, written and visual presentations.
  • Increase knowledge and demonstrate solutions sensitive to health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in technology and design related industries.
  • Continue Professional advancement through life-long learning.
  • Understand the environmental, ethical, diversity, cultural and contemporary aspects of their work.
  • Be responsible citizens.

Students graduating with an A.S. degree in Interior Design work as:

  • Interior Design Assistants in interior design and architectural firms
  • Self-employed designers
  • Sales and/or design associates in retail or manufacturing settings
  • Manufacturers’ representatives for products used in the design and construction industry
  • CAD technicians for design industry related firms
  • Showroom managers
  • Residential Design Assistants