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Interior Merchandising - CCL

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5429
Effective Term: 2015 Spring Final Term: 2015 Fall
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 30.0

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Merchandising program is intended to provide the student with the knowledge and creative skills important to the home furnishings, colorizing, visual merchandising, and home-staging industries. Students will study design principles and elements, color theory, drafting, furniture layout, historical and modern architecture and furniture, fabrics, and other factors utilized in interior merchandising. Elective coursework allows the student to take specific courses that will help prepare them for the particular segment of the industry they are most interested in pursuing.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission Criteria:


Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
INT100 Interior Design Drafting 3
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design 3
INT115 Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
INT120 Modern Architecture and Furniture 3
INT150 Color and Design 3
INT160 Fabrics for Interiors 3
INT170 Interior Materials 3
Restricted Electives
AGB140 Commercial Floral Design 3
AGS187 Indoor Foliage Plants 3
ARH100 Introduction to Art 3
ART111 Drawing I 3
ADA/ART112Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART131 Photography I 3
GTC130 Furniture Construction I 3
GTC131 Furniture Construction II 3
GTC144 Introduction to Cabinetmaking 3
GTC145 Advanced Cabinetmaking 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MKT/TEC151Display and Visual Merchandising 3
MKT263 Advertising Principles 3
MKT268 Merchandising 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
SCT100 Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments 3
TEC126 Sewing for the Home 3
TEC128 Home Upholstery 3
INT+++++ Any INT Interior Design course except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area (3) OR
ART+++++ Any ART Art course (3) OR
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course (3) 3
Prefixed course must be approved by Department Advisor.

Program Competencies

  1. Select and coordinate furniture styles and surroundings appropriate to the client's needs. (INT105)
  2. Plan room spaces and furniture placements to satisfy the client's needs. (INT105)
  3. Select and recommend accessory items needed to complete a residence. (INT105)
  4. Analyze and design interior spaces using the elements and principles of design. (INT105, INT150)
  5. Read, design, and prepare a set of residential drawings for design, remodeling, or new construction. (INT100)
  6. Select color schemes and materials applicable to any situation presented by a client. (INT105, INT150)
  7. Identify period styles of interior architecture and historic furniture. (INT115)
  8. Identify 20th century architectural and furniture designs. (INT120)
  9. Estimate and specify interior finish materials such as floor coverings, wall coverings, window treatments, upholstery, etc. (INT160, INT170)
  10. Select appropriate materials and provide documentation for design solutions using those materials. (INT170)
  11. Perform calculations needed to price merchandise. (INT170)

Complete program information is available here.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.