Consult the current schedule of classes for information about when these courses are offered.
The curriculum in Interior Design in the Family and Consumer Science department at Monterey Peninsula College enables the student to earn a certificate of achievement, work toward an AA degree, or transfer to a 4-year institution. Classes also offer education of general interest to persons in the community who wish to make their own present or future homes more attractive and functional.
The program is planned so that, upon completion, the student may transfer to pursue a Bachelor's degree, become self-employed, or be employed in an entry level position by the following:
- Interior Design Studios
- Furniture and Antique Stores
- Building Contractors and Architects
- Paint, Wallpaper, Carpet and Drapery Businesses
- Lighting, Kitchen and Bath Planners
- Art and Artifact Galleries
- Department Stores
- GS Position on a Military Installation
- Hospitality Business
Interior Design Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Interior Design certificate, students will be able to:
- Analyze client's needs, goals and life safety requirements.
- Formulate preliminary design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriate, functional and in accordance with codes and standards.
- Develop and present final design recommendations through appropriate presentation media.
- Communicate professionally with clients and trade sources.
- Prepare drawings for non-load bearing interior construction, reflected ceiling plans, lighting, interior detailing, materials, finishes, space planning, furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Download the Interior Design program brochure.