Course Descriptions

Interior Design, AAS

INT 101 Interior Design Fundamentals 2 Cr Hrs

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of design by exploring design elements and principles, traffic-flow patterns, color rendering, space planning, and problem solving skills for interior design.  Inclusive in this course are research techniques, creating illustration boards, and honing presentation skills.

INT 105 Blueprint Reading for Interior Design 2 Cr Hrs

This is an introduction to blueprints for interior construction and service systems.  Students will learn basic mechanical drawings, architectural drawings, and symbol and abbreviation identification used in blueprints.  By using an architectural scale students will learn to draft floor plans.  Construction documents, time management, and communication with architects and contractors are included in this course.

INT 110 Color Theory 2 Cr Hrs

This course introduces the use of color for interior design.  Emphasis is on color theory, psychology of color and how it affects the brain and moods, and application of color in interior environments and lighting conditions.  Included is the vocabulary of color, color temperatures, the principles of the color wheel and how to use it.  With the use of paint values, tones, and shades are mastered.

INT 126 Textiles 3 Cr Hrs

By the end of the semester, each student will know various soft materials and treatments necessary for design of interior spaces, the functions of each, and their appropriate uses. Students should feel confident in researching design products. Each student will have started a reference library of local and national vendors.

 INT 127 Materials for Interior Environments 2 Cr Hrs

Explorations of various hard treatments used in design are covered in this course.  By the end of the semester, each student will know various hard treatments necessary for design of interior spaces, the functions of each, and their appropriate uses.  Accurate specifications of interior materials are emphasized in this course.  Students should feel confident in researching design products.  Each student will have started a reference library of local and national vendors.

INT 155 Lighting Technologies 3 Cr Hrs

This is an introduction to the basics of lighting technologies used in interior design: color, lighting styles, and lighting fixtures.  Students will learn to read lamp indicators, calculate lumens and foot-candles, and determine proper heights and usage for various lighting techniques.  An understanding of light analysis, residential and commercial lighting, lighting design, lighting applications, and requirements for various types of lighting are studied.  Developments of lighting and electrical layouts on floor plans are inclusive in this course. Prerequisite: INT190 Drafting for Interiors

INT 160 Design Studio I 3 Cr Hrs

This course provides long and short-term projects that address real life design situation. It will develop competencies in solving design problems and teamwork. Technical and conceptual concerns, color theory, lighting technology, scale, materials selection, and creative design articulation through presentation and illustrations are critical elements for this class. Deployment of invoicing techniques, material selection, and working within codes and standards are emphasized. Prerequisite: INT101 Interior Design Fundamentals, INT105 Blueprint Reading for Interior Design, INT110 Color Theory, INT126 Textiles, INT127 Materials for Interior Environments, INT145 History of Furniture and Architecture I, INT150 History of Furniture and Architecture II, INT155 Lighting Technologies, INT175 Seminars for Interior Design, INT190 Drafting for Interiors, INT196 Interior Design Codes and Standards, and MCD116 Introduction to CAD

INT 165 Design Studio II 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides long and short-term projects that address real life design situation. It will develop competencies in solving design problems and teamwork. Technical and conceptual concerns, color theory, lighting technology, scale, materials selection, and creative design articulation through presentation and illustrations are critical elements for this class. Development of invoicing techniques, material selection, working within codes and standards and working with a budget is emphasized in the course. Students will be working with real time case studies. [Students may be invited to participate in events such as The Symphony Show House Design, Judge in the Wichita Area Building Associations Parade of Homes, or shadow designers with a project.] Prerequisite: INT160 Design Studio I

 INT 170 Business Practices & Portfolio Development 3 Cr Hrs

This course covers client contracts, presentation skills, resource development, business forms and legal forms, business management and laws pertaining to interior design.  A professional personal portfolio is refined in this class for employment purposes.  A professional resume will be included as part of the portfolio package.  Students will obtain background knowledge necessary for successful business practices for interior design. Prerequisite:  INT101 Interior Design Fundamentals, INT105 Blueprint Reading for Interior Design, INT110 Color Theory, INT126 Textiles, INT127 Materials for Interior Environments, INT145 History of Furniture and Architecture I, INT150 History of Furniture and Architecture II,  INT155 Lighting Technologies, INT175 Seminars for Interior Design, INT190 Drafting for Interiors, INT196 Interior Design Codes and Standards and MCD116 Introduction to CAD OR can be taken in concurrence with INT160 Design Studio I

INT 175 Seminars for Interior Design 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning professional development though resources and artistic exploration. This course is held outside the classroom in real world settings.  Tours of museums, building of architectural interest, and local vendors and showrooms are the target of this course.  Students will develop networking skills and create a resource library for future use in the field of interior design.

INT 185 Mentorship for Interior Design 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge in an in-depth application and reinforcement of interiors and employability principles in an actual job setting. Mentorship allows the student to get involved with on the job applications that require full time commitment. The student will be evaluated by the use of written performance evaluations. Application of interior principles, problem solving, adaptability to job setting, uses of personal skills, development of constructive work habits and ethics, practice confidentially, development of productively and job performance through practice. Prerequisite: INT160 Design Studio

INT 190 Drafting for Interiors 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning drafting blueprints for interior construction and service systems, and emphasizes the development of fundamental drafting techniques.  Topics include terminology, care and use of drafting equipment, lettering, line relationships and geometric construction.

INT 196 Interior Design Codes & Standards 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to focus on the most current and widely used building codes, fire codes, electrical and plumbing codes as required by the industry. Included are working with code officials, documenting projects both large and small, single-family homes, historical and existing buildings, and new construction.

MCD 116 Introduction to CAD 5 Cr Hrs

This course introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) and examines the hardware that makes up a CAD workstation. It also covers the operating system (Microsoft Windows) that enables the equipment to function as a unit. The course shows how to use AutoCAD to set up drawings and construct lines, circles, arcs, other shapes, geometric constructions, and text. Students will use display and editing techniques as well to obtain information about their drawings and work with drawing files. This course also introduces recommended drafting standards for students to use for properly preparing drawings with AutoCAD. This course also examines dimensioning, blocks and attributes, section views, isometric drawings, multiview layouts, annotative objects, external references, and sheet sets. Students will learn how to use AutoCAD to dimension drawings, create section lines and graphic patterns, design symbols and attributes for multiple use, and create sheet sets. Student drawings will be plotted or printed. This course also covers recommended drafting standards and practices for students to use for properly preparing drawings with AutoCAD.

INT 100 Accessories 1 Cr Hr

This is an introduction to decorative accessories that focuses on the components of display for effective visual presentation. This course utilized the principles and techniques that are common to display work in interiors and various businesses. The main emphasis will be on design and color principals, hangers, and materials used for arrangement and display, and safety issues.

INT 131 Faux and Decorative Painting 4 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction to the techniques used to produce painted and faux finishes. Topics include the history of faux finishing, color mixing, technology of paint, materials used for creating faux finishes, and specific issues related to wall glazing, ragging, sponging, strie, wood graining, granites, stones, marble, Venetian plasters and raised plaster and other techniques. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to produce a wide variety of finishes. This course introduces students to basic business practices for painted and faux finishing, book keeping, and pricing for various faux techniques.

INT 201 Floral Design 4 Cr Hrs

An introduction to floral arrangements focuses on the components of display for effective visual presentation.  This course utilizes the principles and techniques that are common to display work in interiors and various businesses.  The main emphasis will be on design and color principals, tools and materials used for floral arrangement and display, and safety issues. Wedding floral design and solemn occasions, plant and plant care, artificial and dried flowers, holidays, and theme arrangements are inclusive. Floral design business, securing funds, laws and licensing, shop layout, wholesale market, and pricing strategies for floral design business will be part of this program.

INT 235 Computer Technologies for Kitchen & Bath Design 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help the student develop advanced skills necessary to design and present kitchen and bath solutions through the use of current industry software applications.  Project design will be done completely on computer. Prerequisite:  INT216 Kitchen Design

MCD 132 Basic Chief Architect/Architectural Desktop 3 Cr Hrs

Students use computers to learn how to utilize three-dimensional software to design houses. This course provides instruction in how to use the software and draw walls, windows, doors, foundations and roofs. Prerequisite: MCD 114 Architectural Drafting and Design or instructor approval. Prerequisite: MCD114 Architectural Drafting & Design

ART 100 Art Appreciation 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop a personal appreciation of art.  By combining a study of concepts and artist’s work, the student should improve one’s judgment and ability to understand art critically.

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

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