Interior Design & Merchandising

Interior Merchandising - CCL

Effective term: 
2016 Fall
Final term: 
2018 Summer
Total credits required: 

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 suffixed courses.

Admission criteria


INT100Interior Design Drafting 3
INT105Introduction to Interior Design 3
INT115Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
INT120Modern Architecture and Furniture 3
INT150Color and Design 3
INT160Fabrics for Interiors 3
INT170Interior Materials 3
Restricted Electives
AGB140Commercial Floral Design 3
AGS187Indoor Foliage Plants 3
ARH100Introduction to Art 3
ART111Drawing I 3
ART112Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART131Photography I 3
GTC130Furniture Construction I 3
GTC131Furniture Construction II 3
GTC144Introduction to Cabinetmaking 3
GTC145Advanced Cabinetmaking 3
MGT251Human Relations in Business 3
MKT/TEC151Display and Visual Merchandising 3
MKT263Advertising Principles 3
MKT268Merchandising 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing 3
SCT100Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments 3
TEC126Sewing for the Home 3
TEC128Home 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.
  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)