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Degree Plans - Interior Design - Interior Design Advanced Technical Certificate (Archived)

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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(Advanced Technical Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: ATC.INTER.DES.05

Admission to the Advanced Technical Certificate Program is by completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design and by portfolio examination. The full-time faculty will review all portfolios.

Please refer to the TBAE memo to clarify El Centro's Interior Design Program's status for licensing eligibility located on the Interior Design Program website.



INDS 2325 Professional Practices for Interior Designers 3
INDS 2331 Commercial Design II 3
INDS 2330 Interior Design Building Systems 3
INDS 1391 Special Topics in Interior Design 3
+Elective 3


DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 3
INDS 1491 Special Topics in Interior Design 4
INDS 2280 Cooperative Education-Interior Design 2
+Elective 3
Minimum Hours Required 27

+Electives must be selected from the following in order to meet the requirements for the Advanced Technical Certificate:

ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I 3
ENGL 2307 Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2308 Creative Writing 3
FREN 1311 Introduction to French 3
GOVT 2301 American Government 3
GOVT 2302 American Government 3
HIST 1301 History of the United States 3
HIST 1302 History of the United States 3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues 3
SPAN 1311 Introduction to Spanish 3

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all INDS courses in the ATC Program in order to receive the Advanced Technical Certificate.

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