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The Interior Design program is a broad-based educational curriculum for students planning to work in residential or contract design. The program provides the necessary academic foundation for students to continue beyond the associate’s degree level.
The curriculum prepares students for professional examinations such as the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), Council for Qualification of Residential Interior Designers (CQRID), Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD).
The JJC Interior Design Program has been a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) since 2008, and fully accredited by NKBA since 2009. Graduates of the Interior Design Program can take the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) exam immediately following graduation. Graduates of the AAS program can seek a bachelor’s degree in interior design by transferring credits to a four-year program through our 2+2 options.
Professional interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional examinations. Interior designers review the client’s needs; satisfy life/safety requirements; propose preliminary design concepts; develop working drawings (for non-load bearing walls); design space, lighting and furniture plans; specify surface materials and finishes; and prepare bids and services necessary to implement a design solution.