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Class Schedule
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Course Descriptions

ARCH 110 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

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

Description: An 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: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An examination of the built environment with emphasis on residential design. The elements and principles of design 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: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 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: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 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: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 128;

Description: Course focuses on the 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. The oral, visual and written presentation techniques designers use are also included. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 148 COLOR AND DESIGN

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

Description: Examination of the history and design of Western 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: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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: Minimum of 48 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: Development of functional and aesthetic design concepts and requirements, including programming, space planning and organization, and design development, based on human needs and standards as applied to interior environments. Applicable codes, special needs of clients, universal design, sustainability, and environmental concerns are included. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 250 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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

Description: An overview 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 270 KITCHEN DESIGN

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

Description: An overview of the basic principles of kitchen design and space layout, including drawing floor plans and elevations to scale. 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 kitchen are covered. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 271 BATH DESIGN

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

Description: An overview of the basic principles of bath design, including scale floor plans and elevations, bath design concepts, products, and barrier free design. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 276 ADVANCED KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 270 and 271 and ARCH 110;

Description: Course covers kitchen and bath design in greater depth, including theme, universal design, and auxiliary spaces. Students prepare construction documents that include technical information required for the design and submittal of plans for proposed kitchen and bath remodels. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 340 FURNITURE, CASEWORK, AND INTERIOR DETAILING

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): ARCH 110, INTD 128 and 175.

Description: A comprehensive 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. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 350 COMMERCIAL DESIGN

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

Description: Introduction of planning and design of interior spaces related to commercial projects including offices, restaurant dining areas, and retail spaces, among others. Finish materials and furniture suitable for commercial projects are examined and methods of producing presentation drawings and documents are practiced. Current codes and regulations are included in this course. Field trips required. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 356 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 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 360 CAD APPLICATIONS FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture/48 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 400 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

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

Description: Introduction to the principles of sustainability as applied to the built environment, including environmental issues such as energy and water efficiency, resource conservation, indoor environmental quality, evaluation of sustainable products and resources, professional organizations, and local and state government policies. Career exploration is included. Field trips required. Transfer: CSU, UC.

INTD 401 SUSTAINABILITY AND HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An introduction to the study of the building envelope (the exterior components of a house that provide protection from outdoor elements) and the use of diagnostic tools including infrared camera, blower door device, and moisture meters, among others to perform energy assessments in existing residential structures . Marketing strategies for energy efficient homes is explored. Field trip required. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 403 SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): INTD 400 and 401.

Description: Provides the opportunity to develop sustainable design projects for the community in commercial, residential, and historic buildings for real clients and locations using the green design principles and codes. Field trips required. Transfer: CSU.

INTD 450 MATERIALS AND FINISHES

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 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 and concerns 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: Students may enroll in a volunteer, cooperative internship to apply skills learned from classroom instruction at a supervised work site. The internship must be supervised by a job supervisor and an appropriate faculty member for the chosen occupational discipline. Course orientations are held the first three weeks of the semester and attendance at one is mandatory. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience (any combination of 670 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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