Love the space you’re in? From homes to offices to hospitals to restaurants, our feelings, our productivity, and even our health, are influenced for better or worse by our interior environment. The interior designer must bring beauty, comfort and function together to design spaces that work for the people who live, work and play in them. If you picture yourself in a career where creativity, skill and psychology come together, the Interior Design program at OCC is a place to start. If you’re a working professional already in the field, add a new dimension to your practice by completing a specialization certificate. Earn a certificate or degree and go to work, or transfer to a bachelor’s program and continue your education. Either way, you can design your future at OCC. Read on to learn more.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Interior Design Studio
Architectural Drawing & Design Visualization
Color & Design: Two-Dimensional
History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings
Fundamentals of Lighting
Did you know?
Many interior designers work for the specialized design services industry or for the architectural, engineering, and related services industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, about 1 in 5 interior designers were self-employed.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in interior design.
Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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