Interior Design & Merchandising

Interior Merchandising - CCL

Effective term: 
2019 Spring
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by: EM, MC, PC

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in the Interior Merchandising program is intended to provide students with the knowledge and creative skills important to 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 students to take specific courses preparing them for a particular segment of the industry they are most interested in pursuing.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: EM, MC, PC

Program notes

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

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Admission criteria


INT105Introduction to Interior Design 3
INT115Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
INT120Modern Architecture and Furniture 3
INT145Drawing and Rendering 3
INT150Color and Design 3
INT160Fabrics for Interiors 3
INT170Interior Materials 3
INT215Professional Practices 3
Restricted Electives
Choose one course from the following for a total of 3 credits
INT100Interior Design Drafting 3
INT200Digital Rendering for Design 3
MGT251Human Relations in Business 3
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
  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. Select color schemes and materials applicable to any situation presented by a client. (INT105, INT150)
  6. Identify period styles of interior architecture and historic furniture. (INT115)
  7. Identify 20th century architectural and furniture designs. (INT120)
  8. Develop professional graphic presentations skills. (INT145)
  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)
  12. Describe estimating, budget coordination and information management in an interior project. (INT215)