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  Mar 26, 2023
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013] 
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013] [Archived Catalog]

Interior Design Technology (2389) (A.S.)

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Associate in Science


The Interior Design Technology program includes a combination of theory, laboratory and community experiences for the development of competencies in all phases of interior design. Concepts of the program include characteristics and performance of textiles; selection; arrangement of furniture and accessories; computer-aided drafting skills; art principles; decorating and design skills; space planning; materials and sources; barrier-free interiors, graphic presentation, architectural design, history of interiors and business management techniques. The A.S. degree program will also include safety, consumer and economic education; communication, computation and human relations skills; and instruction related to rules, regulations and legislation.

Graduates may secure entry-level positions with architectural firms, interior design studios or with related businesses specializing in interior furnishings. Types of employment include interior designer, design assistant, sales representatives, CAD operator, interior decorator, salesperson and space planner. The State of Florida requires the minimum of an associate in science degree and an additional four years of work experience before one can apply for state licensing.

It is essential that students contact an academic advisor for course information. Not all design courses are offered every term, and there are many prerequisites. Design packets are available to aid in advising.


The mission for the Associate in Science (A.S.) in Interior Design Technology program is to educate, train and develop students for diverse opportunities in the interior design field. This program is intended for individuals seeking entry level employment in the interior design field. The program is based on the recommended course curriculum established by The Council of Interior Design Accreditation and industry partners. There is a balance between theory, practical hands-on training and community experiences. This balanced approach enhances the educational experience and provides a sound foundation for distinctive success in the field of interior design. 

Certification and Licensing

Completion of this program, along with four years of work experience, will prepare students for licensing in the state of Florida, which is required to work as an interior designer.

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Need More Information? Contact:

Nancy Sutton, J.D., Kent Campus, (904) 381-3506 or


Total Credit Hours: 75

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)

*Refer to A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
*Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3
*Communication — Category B Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3

Professional Courses (Credit Hours: 54)

*Students must request permission from the internship professor to enroll in the internship. An approved elective may be substituted for this course if students have verifiable, related work experience of not less than 12 consecutive months, have submitted their portfolio and have met the criteria of the review board.


All Interior Design courses are held on Kent Campus. General education courses are available at multiple campuses.

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the associate in science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative.)
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed the minimum required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements .
  6. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  7. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

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