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The primary purpose of the Interior Design Technology, A. S. Degree Program is to prepare students for initial employment in the interior design, architecture, or construction industry. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for careers in this field. Program competency-based applied learning covers the elements and principles of design, advanced hand and computer aided drawing skills, visual and oral presentation skills, technical and historical reference, and interior design concepts and theory.

Interior designers that wish to be licensed and practice commercial design are required by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Board of Architecture and Interior Design to have a combination of six years of education and work experience and National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certification.

Daytona State College is the only college in Florida that offers the unique opportunity for students to earn an Associate Level Certification with the Window Fashions Certification Program prior to graduation.

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career options

After earning the A.S. degree and gaining four years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) state exam to become a licensed interior designer.

Graduates may secure entry-level positions with architectural firms, interior design studios or with related businesses specializing in interior furnishings. Types of employment include:

  • Interior designer
  • Design assistant
  • Sales representatives
  • CAD operator
  • Interior decorator
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Salesperson
  • Space planner
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Additional Information about the Interior Design Degree