Interior Design Degree

Interior Design Degree

Offered at: Larimer

A.A.S. in Interior Design

61 credits
(2 years)

This degree program provides students an in-depth study of architecture, CAD, and interior design skills necessary for a career as an Interior Designer and/or Kitchen and Bath Designer. Students learn to develop creative abilities through the study of visual elements and principles of design. Students will learn to prepare design graphics through sketching, manual drafting, and computer-generated presentation drawings. Students can choose to complete a one-credit, 40-hour internship or a capstone project. Many students use the capstone as an opportunity to develop a portfolio of their work.

Successful completion of the Interior Design degree fulfills the education requirement to take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) examination to become a professional interior designer. Work experience is also needed. Please consult an advisor.

Interior Design degree: See required courses.

See Interior Design course descriptions.

Interior Design Certificate

Kitchen & Bath Design

34 credits
(2 semesters)


This certificate prepares students for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) certification offered through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. As part of the program students complete a four-credit internship working under the direction of the program director at a design firm or design-related company in northern Colorado. Past internships have been offered at companies such as Hixon Interiors, Eheart Interior Solutions, Earthwoods, and HighCraft Builders.

Kitchen & Bath Design certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Interior Design Jobs & Salaries

  Entry Average Experienced
Interior Designer $30,951 $53,063 $64,120
Commercial/Industrial Designer $38,268 $60,607 $71,776
NKBA-certified Kitchen & Bath Designer* N/A $87,000 N/A
Kithen & Bath Design Firm Owner* N/A $114,000 N/A
Kitchen & Bath Dealership Owner* N/A $118,000 N/A

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2013)

* NKBA Salary Survey (2008)

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