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Interior Design

Interior Design

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS

Pathway: Business, Design, & Hospitality

More Options: Classroom Based, Online

Program Length: 7 semesters

Location: Downtown Studio

Transferability: Transferable

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Why choose Interior Design at PPSC?

When studying Interior Design at PPSC you will develop an understanding of the principles of design, learn to use design software, develop business skills and get hands-on experience with local professionals. This robust education will prepare you for career opportunities in a diversity of industries nationally and locally.

What do PPSC Interior Design students study?

PPSC offers an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice for transfer to 4-year institutions as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates for those interested in starting and enhancing their careers in Criminal justice.

Why an Associate of Arts?
Associate of Arts degrees are designed to allow students to learn what they would during the first two years at a 4-year university while transferring all of their PPSC credits. The Statewide Transfer Agreement will allow students to transfer to a Colorado public four-year school and complete their degree with an additional 60 credit hours.

Transfer Options
After earning your degree from Pikes Peak State College, you might consider transferring to some of PPSC's top transfer partners/Top transfer institutions include:

The Criminal Justice department at PPSC offers a robust Prior Learning process. Individuals who are currently P.O.S.T. certified may be eligible for up to 30 credits (half of an associate's degree) in Criminal Justice.
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What Kind Of Salary Can You Expect?

Interior Designers

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Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

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Job Growth

+20%

Opportunities for Interior Designers are expected to grow through 2028.

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Job Growth

+17%

Opportunities for Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers are expected to grow through 2028.

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Interior Design Classes You Might Take

PPSC has a wide variety of classes you can take related to health  and wellness. Here are a few:
Pikes Peak State College GEY Trip Garden of the Gods Park

Provides an introduction to Kitchen and Bath Design, applying NKBA guidelines. Students are introduced to an overview of Interior Design principles as they apply to Kitchen and Bath design. One portfolio project is produced using hand-drafting skills. Students are encouraged to produce the project using skills attained in this course.

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Introduces Autodesk Revit Architecture software, specific to interior design and interior architecture. Topics include the Revit user interface and the use of Building Information Models (BIM) to create both 2-dimensional (2D) construction documentation (CD) sets and 3-dimensional (3D) interior design concepts and presentations including interior finishes, equipment, and furnishings.

Pikes Peak State College Geology Field Trip

Introduces the student to interior building systems and assemblies, construction documents and details, and codes applicable to interior architecture. Student will apply this knowledge to various graphic projects and is encouraged to produce projects using the computer and CAD software.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Interior Design degree program, students should be able to:

  • Produce a comprehensive set of construction documents
  • Produce presentation boards according to industry standards
  • Create and present a project in front of a panel of industry experts
  • Follow the complete design process, including Programming, Location/Demographic Research, Concept Development, Space Planning, Construction Documentation, and Specifications
Program Learning Outcomes

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Interior Design Faculty Contact

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