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Course Number: INDS 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Interior Design Drafting Applications

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1301, INDS 1311, and INDS 1319 passed with a "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 2313 and INDS 2321.
Course Description: Computer-aided drafting, (CAD) as a tool for interior design, illustration, drafting and design development. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Basic Elements of Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of basic design concepts with projects in shape, line, value, texture, pattern, spatial illusion, and form. Includes 2-D and 3-D model building. This course is cross-listed as INDS 1301. The student may register for either INDS 1301 or INDS 1401 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Interior Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An introduction to the elements and principles of design, the interior design profession, and the interior design problem-solving process. Students will also study color theory. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Materials, Methods, and Estimating

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 2313 passed with a "C" or better. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of materials and textiles, methods of construction and installation, and estimating for interior design applications. Includes a thorough overview of textiles. The student will identify appropriate materials and textiles for specific interior design applications: calculate quantities and costs of materials; and identify quality construction, installation, and craftsmanship. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Technical Drawing for Interior Designers

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and preparing technical construction drawings for interior design; including plans, elevations, details, schedules, dimensions and lettering. Drawings are produced by hand. Hand sketching is introduced. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Commercial Design I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1300, INDS 1315, INDS 1351, INDS 1352, INDS 2313, INDS 2317, INDS 2321, and INDS 2335 passed with a "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 2315. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of design principles applied to furniture layout and space planning for commercial interiors. ADA and Building codes are introduced and studied. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: History of Interiors I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A historical survey of design in architecture, interiors, furnishings, and decorative elements from the ancient cultures through the Italian Renaissance time period. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: History of Interiors II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A multi-cultural historical survey of design in architecture, interiors, furnishings, and decorative elements from the post-Renaissance period to present time. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Special Topics in Interior Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. This is an introductory course to the many aspects of restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse of structures and spaces. Emphasis is placed on the architectural interior. Legal and tax issues are discussed. Restoration projects involving actual structures are studied, along with theoretical problems. Specialized resources are included. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Special Topics in Interior Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. The principles studied in INDS 2331 are expanded to include project management. Advanced construction documents are prepared. The design programming document prepared in INDS 2331 will be developed into a capstone design experience demonstrating mastery of the interior design process from concept to completion. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Interior Design Graphics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Skill development in computer-generated graphics and technical drawings for interior design applications. The preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building with emphasis on commercial construction methods using BIM software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Textiles for Interior Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: The study of interior design textiles including characteristics, care, codes and applications. Commercial textiles are explored. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Residential Design I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1301, INDS 1311, and INDS 1319 passed with a “C” or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 1300 and INDS 2321. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: The study of residential spaces, including identification of client needs, programming, standards, space planning, drawings, and presentations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Lighting for Interior Designers

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1300, INDS 1315, INDS 1351, INDS 1352, INDS 2313, INDS 2317, INDS 2321, and INDS 2335 passed with a “C” or better are prerequisites to enroll in this course.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 1345. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Fundamentals of lighting design, including lamps, luminaries, lighting techniques, and applications for residential and commercial projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Rendering Techniques

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1300, INDS 2313, and INDS 2321 passed with a “C” or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 2335. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of rendering techniques for formal interior design presentation, using a variety of media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Presentation Drawing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1301, INDS 1311 and INDS 1319 passed with a "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 1300 and INDS 2313. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An introduction to two- and three-dimensional presentations, including drawings with one- and two-point perspectives, plans, and elevations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Professional Practices for Interior Designers

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of business practices and procedures for interior designers, including professional ethics, project management, marketing, and legal issues. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Interior Design Building Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An overview of building materials, mechanical systems, and construction techniques as applied to interior design. Discussion of codes, project sequencing and the interpretation of detailed working drawings. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: INDS 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Commercial Design II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of specialized commercial interior design projects, including hospitality, corporate, retail, health care, institutional, or other specialized commercial design projects. In addition, the student will select a project and complete a programming document. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Residential Design II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1300, INDS 2313, and INDS 2321 passed with a “C” or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 2317. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A comprehensive study of complex residential interior design problems, including advanced space planning, documentation, specifications, budgets, and presentation renderings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Portfolio Presentation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. INDS 1315, INDS 1351, INDS 1352, INDS 2317, and INDS 2335 passed with a "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment with INDS 1345. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A course in the preparation and presentation of a comprehensive interior design portfolio, including resume preparation, employment interview skills and goal setting. Create and modify computer generated drawings. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: INDS 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Interior Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.