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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?

As a PPCC interior design student, you will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of design, drafting, textiles, finish materials, graphic communication, space planning, residential design, lighting design, commercial design and sustainability.
Your studies will also include technical courses in AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, and Revit, as well as courses that prepare you for the business end of interior design.
You will also have the opportunity for more in-depth study with instructors who are well-connected and part of the local professional industry. They work closely with you to complete an internship and get hands-on experience with professionals and future employers.
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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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Angelez Anderson

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The professors here really work with you and all the staff are really kind.

Angelez Anderson
General Studies Major | Future Transfer Student

 

Interior Design Faculty Contact

Sarah A. Whitted
719-502-3122
sarah.whitted@pikespeak.edu
Box D37, Downtown Studio | DT-N211a

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