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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Interior Design

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

62 hours (18 weeks).

Dates:

September 2015 – Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply and use features and essential tools of Revit 2015, create 3 dimensional models based on their construction plans and create realistic images by rendering the views.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: Revit interface and concepts, controlling drawing units, navigating in Revit, Setting up levels, creating walls, basic modelling, editing Revit elements, modify commands, creating elevations and sections, creating floors, Importing and exporting Revit and AutoCAD projects, scale command, material properties, creating ceiling, camera views, creating renders and using visibility graphics, creating in-place families, stair properties, different forms in a family and use of workplane, component families, parameters, walkthroughs, sheets, titleblocks, design options, detail and model lines, ramps, columns, sites, decals, electrical plans, window and door schedules. Prerequisite: Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design, Architectural Technology, or as an elective in Architecture or Graphic Design (6/17).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

62 hours (20 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2012 – Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: utilize features and essential tools of AutoCAD 2015 2D, including commands and menu systems; perform two-dimensional drawing commands, dimensioning, layering systems, and drafting techniques;  and develop and assemble a construction document, including drafting symbols, fixtures and a floor plan, elevations and sections, windows and doors, and architectural related drawings.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: AutoCAD interface, controlling drawing units, working with object snap, drawing circles, construction/ray lines, and measure command, ortho and polar concepts, object snaps, modify commands, creating the different shapes using the drawing tools, stretch command and grips, base points, hatching, trim extend, fillet and chamfer command, techniques for drawing up basic plans efficiently and quickly, elevation techniques, creating blocks, layers, design center, scaling objects and editing blocks, dimensions, annotation and multi leaders, layouts, title blocks, aligning objects, array, kitchen elevations, bathroom elevations, attributes, reflected ceiling plans (RCP), lighting and electrical plans, legend, joinery plans, stair floor plans and elevations. Prerequisite:  Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hour in Interior Design, Architectural Technology, or as an elective in Architecture or Graphic Design (6/17). 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

47 hours (17 weeks).

Dates:

September 2012 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: integrate historical and contemporary design influences contributing to current interior design philosophies; research and illustrate the details of architecture, interior design, furniture design techniques and ornaments; interpret and apply historic design styles to contemporary interior environment settings; undertake basic drafting and hand sketching and rendering techniques using traditional drafting tools and media; demonstrate the ability to hand letter in the basic architectural font; measure and draft plans for a room to scale; produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional perspectives in hand drafting to be incorporated as project presentation requirements; apply design principles to the creation of interior environments; recognise the functional aspects of furniture and designed object materials; apply design methodology in defining, analyzing and solving problems of creating interior environments; apply principles of color theory to interior spaces; implement design solutions from the concept stage to design development; and evaluate and implement creative design solutions to meet the functional and aesthetic needs of the client.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with the instructor,a nd 24-hour access to online support as needed. Topics include: sketchbooks, design binders and samples library, sketching and hand rendering techniques of hatching, stippling scumbling, perspective drawing techniques, measure onsite to produce as-built plans, hand drafting, drawing plans to scale and architectural lettering basics by hand; hand drawing techniques; historical review of architecture, furniture, and decor, design and stylistic changes through the 17th to 20th centuries; presentation techniques, design principles of form, light, color, texture, pattern and principles of design, unity, balance, rhythm, emphasis, contrast, scale and proportion, elements and principles design matrix, communication, color theory, material boards and sample boards, schedules and budgets. Prerequisite: Demonstration of computer ability, knowledge of AutoCAD (or equivalent), and record of formal education. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review). NOTE: Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01); Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB 03); Professional Practice (ID PP 05); Space Planning I (ID SP 02); and Space Planning II (ID SP 04) must be completed to access credit recommendations. 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

47 hours (17 weeks).

Dates:

September 2012 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: gather and analyze workplace data; develop a foundation in kitchen and bathroom design for both residential renovations and new design concepts; produce and review working drawings that use a variety of techniques, including manual drafting, design software, perspective drawing, and rendering, to convey the design solution clearly; kitchen and bath construction details for projects; determine proper appliance placement; select appropriate materials, equipment, and fixtures for concept and cost analysis; how to recommend energy efficient and sustainable materials for fixtures, finishes and appliances/amenities that are suitable for the space and design; ensure kitchen and bath designs comply with applicable legislation and requirements for the public’s health, safety and welfare. ADA compliancy; design of kitchen and bathroom spaces using universal design; coordinate installation procedures within a specified time frame and required budget; justify design solutions through oral, written, and visual presentations during all stages of the design process; kitchen engineering systems: electrical, lighting, and plumbing: planning and coordination.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: kitchen design, types, layout, use, cabinets, incorporating other spaces and requirements, cabinetry construction and fastening, Outfitting, cabinetry hardware, cabinetry styles, materials and finishes, kitchen surface materials, kitchen lighting,  kitchen appliances, bathroom design, types of bathroom based on use, surface materials and finishes, waterproofing and surface installation, Installation of fittings and fixtures. Prerequisite: Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education. Knowledge of Autocad or a similar CAD program, and successful completion of Principles and Elements of Interior Design (ID DT 01), andSpace Planning I (ID SP 01).

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review). NOTE: Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01); Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB 03); Professional Practice (ID PP 05); Space Planning I (ID SP 02); and Space Planning II (ID SP 04) must be completed to access credit recommendations. 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

47 hours (17 weeks).

Dates:

September 2012 – Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: exemplify high levels of professional and ethical behavior and attitude; write estimates and preparing orders for purchase of interior design furnishings, finish materials and products, and installation;  present their final portfolio to a panel of their peers and industry representatives the professional way; evaluate and write material and products specifications; distinguish the differences and similarities between interior design specialties; define and utilize legal, business and accounting terms used in the practice of interior design; analyze and calculate methods of compensation; establish a client budget and plan in response to budgetary constraints; define and apply ethical practices required of a professional interior designer; develop a resume, cover letters, and follow up letters; cultivate interview skills, professional demeanor and dress appropriately for interviews; compose portfolios of projects for exhibition and oral presentations; successfully demonstrate craftsmanship skills in the presentation of a portfolio; successfully use critical thinking in editing portfolio content.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. topics include: resume samples, portfolio samples, design phases, professional practice, sourcing and coordinating suppliers, contracts, procurement and billing procedures, fee structure, marketing, ethics, construction drawings, bd set, cd set, construction details, construction set review, working with images for portfolio, rendering for portfolio, principles of portfolio setup, presentation techniques for portfolio. Prerequisite: Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education. Knowledge of Autocad or a similar CAD program, Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01), Space Planning I (ID SP 02), Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB  03), and Space Planning II (ID SP 04).

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review). NOTE: Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01); Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB 03); Professional Practice (ID PP 05); Space Planning I (ID SP 02); and Space Planning II (ID SP 04) must be completed to access credit recommendations. 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

47 hours (17 weeks).

Dates:

September 2012 – Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: gather and analyze workplace data; interpret  personal and business needs for the use of space;  calculate floor areas and circulation space;  use  ‘bubble, stacking’ diagrams and ‘blocking’ plans; uses and functions of spatial areas; understand the features and uses of open and enclosed workplaces; use different approaches to furniture and space delineation; understand issues relating to partitions; create a full client  planning brief; and conduct site visits to gain knowledge of the working environment.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: communication with client, space planning foundations, schematic design, spatial relationships, separating and connecting spaces, 3-d space planning, juxtaposition and connection of volumes/rooms, construction components, dimensions, materials, vertical connection, staircases, space design with furniture, furniture design exploration, architectural woodwork, efficient construction – storage, interior trim and millwork. Prerequisite:  Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education. Knowledge of Autocad or a similar CAD program and Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01).

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review). NOTE: Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01); Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB 03); Professional Practice (ID PP 05); Space Planning I (ID SP 02); and Space Planning II (ID SP 04) must be completed to access credit recommendations. 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

47 hours (17 weeks).

Dates:

September 2012 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: plan strategies and workplace layouts; discuss different light sources and how they function; select appropriate lighting amount, color, intensity, and style; produce set of lighting and electrical drawings for construction; plan for flexible ways of working with different limitations such as barrier free; explain the process of managing changes to work environments; understand the code and regulatory issues that have an impact on their design and willingness to incorporate these challenges into their design thinking; apply creative and innovative problem solving approaches to design and present solutions which support human performance and well-being; take responsible action toward the environment through a commitment to sustainability in local and global contexts and design conservation to respect historic integrity; draw from design research and a multidisciplinary body of knowledge to encourage critical thinking and creativity in problem seeking and resolving; communicate design ideas and solutions through effective verbal, visual, and written means that underscore principles of evidence-based and user-oriented design; and develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity and common global issues in the interior design discipline.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. topics include: lighting, electrical, sustainable/green lighting, documenting ff and e selections, building codes and permits, detailing for construction, assembling construction set, human dimensions and interior spaces, culture issues, accessible design/barrier free and ADA compliancy standards, design for special needs, sustainable design, green construction practices, cultural diversity. Prerequisite:  Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education. Knowledge of Autocad or a similar CAD program,  Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01), Space Planning (I ID SP 02),  and Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB 03).

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review). NOTE: Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01); Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB 03); Professional Practice (ID PP 05); Space Planning I (ID SP 02); and Space Planning II (ID SP 04) must be completed to access credit recommendations. 

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