The Interior Design curriculum, culminating in an AAS degree, provides a balance of technical, creative, and business training necessary for a career in the interior design profession. The Interior Design program consists of four (4) semesters and two (2) summers of study in interior design with 15 semester hours of academic courses, all of which provide graduates the essential skills to enter the profession of interior design and decoration. As this is a skills-based program, please be aware of course sequencing and prerequisites.

Degrees and Certificates

Interior Design - AAS

Interior Decorating - Certificate

Interior Design Kitchen & Bath Design Professional - Certificate

Interior Design Communication - Occupational Skills Award

Program Information

General Requirements

The Interior Design curriculum, culminating in an AAS degree, provides a balance of technical, creative, and business training necessary for a career in the interior design profession.

The Interior Design program consists of four (4) semesters and two (2) summers of study in interior design with 15 semester hours of academic courses, all of which provide graduates the essential skills to enter the profession of interior design and decoration. As this is a skills-based program, please be aware of course sequencing and prerequisites.

To obtain more information about registering as an  interior designer in the state of Texas, please contact the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 350, Austin, TX, 78701-3942, 512.305.8535.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Marketable Skills Achievement Award (MSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of programming, planning and designing interior spaces by solving specific design problems, synthesizing and applying technical, historical, cultural and theoretical concepts.
  • Apply critical thinking and creative problem solving skills to a variety of interior design problems.
  • Communicate design concepts at various stages of development using the design process, drawing skills and/or appropriate software programs.
  • Develop professional quality presentations and demonstrate adequate written and oral communication skills.

Accreditation

HCC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Seven Art and Design Programs—Studio Art, Interior Design, Digital Communication, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Filmmaking, and Digital Gaming & Simulation for Artists—collectively represent the Art and Design Unit at HCC.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: 703-437-0700
Website: nasad.arts-accredit.org

Certified Interior Decorators International (CID) »

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Supported Status »

Employment

There are 1,637 Interior Designers employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 2.0% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 75 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $27.57 hourly, $57,000 annually