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ARCH 110 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to the tools and techniques for drafting interior spaces. Emphasis is on creating a set of architectural drawings using hand drafting standards and techniques as related to producing interior architectural drawings. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 115 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Examination of the interior built environment with emphasis on residential design. The elements and principles of design along with historical and cultural influences are examined as they relate to the functional and aesthetic aspects of interior spaces. Students develop skills in critical analysis of interiors and create individual solutions through design projects. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 126 CRITICAL THINKING FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduces students to the analytical and creative tools designers use to make design decisions. Students explore the philosophy of design and the design process through reading design history and practice in hands-on processes of creative expression. The team consultation critique is utilized throughout the course. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 128 PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES I

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): ARCH 110.

Description: Learn the necessary oral and visual presentation skills needed in the interior design profession. Students explore specialized two dimensional design techniques, including basic and quick sketch, paraline drawings, and one, two, and three point perspectives. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 129 PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES II (Replaced INTD 146)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 128.

Description: Development of oral and visual presentation skills students need in the interior design profession. Students explore basic rendering techniques for floor plans, elevations, and perspectives, as well as color rendering of hand drawn and digital images, including a variety of materials and entourage. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 148 COLOR AND DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Basic color theories and their application to design are studied in depth. Exploration of the impact of history, global and cultural influences, the effect of environment, and the psychological implications related to the application and use of color are also included. Students apply these theories and influences to appropriate projects. Transfer: CSU, UC.

INTD 150 HISTORY OF INTERIORS I

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Examination of the history and design of architecture, interiors, and furniture from ancient Egypt to the 19th Century. Other topics include the influence of historical periods on today's design. Transfer: CSU: C1, UC.

INTD 151 HISTORY OF INTERIORS II

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 150.

Description: Examination of the history and the global, social, cultural, and political influences on design of Western and non-Western architecture, interiors, and furniture from the beginning of the 19th Century to the present time, and their impact on current design trends. Transfer: CSU: C1, UC.

INTD 175 SPACE PLANNING AND DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): ARCH 110 and INTD 115.

Description: Introduction to the concept of Inclusive Design as applied to space planning. Emphasis is in creating spaces in the built environment that are responsive, adaptable, accessible, and secure to everyone through the Design Process. Students learn about products and various environments through practical projects for residential spaces while applying codes and sustainable principles of design. Space planning for commercial environments is explored. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 250 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 115.

Description: This course focuses on professionalism in interior design business ethics and working relationships with related professions. Business practices and business management tools are explored with input from professional designers involved with a variety of different types of practices. Liability, codes, and laws are examined and factored into student projects with both residential and non-residential professional practices. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 260 OVERVIEW OF LIGHTING DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): ARCH 110.

Description: Overview of the study of interior lighting as it relates to residential and commercial industry including terminology, lamps, fixtures, lighting, plans, design techniques, codes and energy efficient lighting practices and regulations. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 272 KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): ARCH 110 and INTD 175.

Description: Overview of the basic principles of kitchen and bath design and space layout, including drawing floor plans and elevations to scale using hand drafting and/or Computer-aided Design (CAD) software. Selection and evaluation of current product and materials are made based on client survey. Cabinetry, appliances, finish materials, barrier free design, and changing family patterns as applicable to today's kitchens and baths are covered. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 276 ADVANCED KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: 32-36 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 272 and 360.

Description: Course covers kitchen and bath design in greater depth, including theme, inclusive design, and auxiliary spaces. Students prepare construction documents required for the design and submittal of plans for proposed kitchen and bath projects using CAD software. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 340 FURNITURE, CASEWORK, AND INTERIOR DETAILING

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 128, 175 and 360.

Description: Analysis of the theory, technical knowledge, and communication skills necessary to depict basic furniture, cabinet, and interior construction details. Design concepts, use of materials and their relationship during fabrication and construction are discussed with emphasis on detailing procedures and techniques. Computer-aided design (CAD) software required. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 356 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): ARCH 110.

Description: Develop an understanding of basic construction systems and how they relate to interior planning. Building codes, historic preservation, and handicapped restrictions are examined as well as environmental concerns and adaptive reuse. Technical knowledge of building systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.) and structure are analyzed also. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 357 KITCHEN AND BATH SYSTEMS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 272, 276 and 360.

Description: Overview of the household systems that support kitchen and bath design such as: plumbing, HVAC, and lighting. Codes and Title 24 related to building systems are reviewed. Drawings include typical installation details specifying current products and systems based on code and green building initiatives. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 360 CAD APPLICATIONS FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 32-36 lecture/48-54 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): ARCH 110 and CBOT 430 or equivalent.

Description: AutoCad software is used to develop skills for completing drawings used by interior designers in accordance with industry standards, principles, and techniques. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 367 3D MODELING SKETCHUP FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: 32-36 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 360.

Description: Learn how to produce a set of drawings that show 3D models of structures, interiors, and construction details for residential and commercial spaces. Portfolio preparation is included. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 368 2020 FOR DESIGNERS

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: 16-18 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 360.

Description: Overview of the 2020 Design Software tools and techniques for planning and visualizing kitchens and bathrooms. 3D renderings including the use of catalogs from manufacturers to select cutting-edge features, hardware, and appliances. Emphasis is on designing kitchens and bathrooms based on new or existing plans and following NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) and industry standards. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 400 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Overview of the principles of sustainable design. Issues affecting homes and lifestyles as applied to residential interiors. Home energy assessment in existing residential structures using diagnostic tools such as infrared camera, moisture meters, and video cameras, among others. Local and state government policies. Field trips required. Transfer: CSU, UC.

INTD 450 MATERIALS AND FINISHES

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Guidelines for selecting interior finish materials and fabrics for appropriateness, quality, performance, and cost for residential and non-residential applications. Knowledge of and exposure to properties, uses, applicable laws and codes, environmental and sustainability requirements are also included. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 672 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION: INTERNSHIP

Units (Grade Option) 1-3; Class Hours: 1-3 lab hours/semester (60 to 180 volunteer on the job hours/semester); Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 12 completed units in the occupational discipline.

Description: Supervised internship in cooperation with private or public sector employers. Designed to apply knowledge and learn new skills, directly related to the student’s program of study, outside of the normal classroom environment. Students must attend one orientation which is offered the first three weeks of each semester. Each unit requires 60 hours per unit for unpaid work or 75 hours per unit for paid work during the semester. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. The unit limitation applies to any Cooperative Education Work Experience (any combination of 670, 671 and/or 672 courses) offered within the SMCCCD. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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