Interior Design student.

Interior Design

Earn two degrees in three years by combining Interior Design with Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology.

Learn more about the ID-AD dual degree program.

67-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Interior designers have a flair for combining color and texture with design elements to create aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly surroundings. They keep the purpose of the space – and the people who will use it – top of mind, maximizing its functionality and creating a look that reflects individual personality and style. In the Interior Design program, develop a strong foundation in computer-assisted design, furnishings, lighting, textiles and sales. Learn the fundamentals for success in the field, including choosing interiors for residential and commercial spaces.

  • Prepare for jobs such as design consultant, commercial environmental specialist, interior designer, showroom designer or commercial environmental specialist.
  • Internship experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • The Interior Design Club allows members to share and explore ideas through the achievements and goals set by the club, and build camaraderie within the organization.
  • Biennial international study/tour opportunities expose students to architecture and design in countries throughout the world. In recent years, students have traveled to England, France, Italy, Greece, Prague, Budapest and Vienna.
  • As a capstone experience, all students participate in an end-of-year Interior Design Showcase, which spotlights their best work.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $32,593

Program Code 10-304-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 304-100 Principles of Interior Design3  
 304-101 History of Furniture3  
 304-121 Space Planning2  
 614-107 Intro to Drafting3 *
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+*
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 304-103 Appl Textiles Interior Design3  
 304-116 AutoCAD for Interior Designers3  
 614-135 Construction Technology3  
 304-129 Sales & Professional Develop2 *
 614-149 Materials and Methods3 *
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 304-112 Intro to Commercial Design4  
 304-117 Kitchen and Bath Planning3  
 304-126 ID/Arch Internship 12 *
 304-128 Design Presentation2 *
 809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies3  
 809-195 Economics3+*
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 304-111 Applied Interior Design3  
 614-137 Sustainable Building3  
 304-118 Advanced Commercial Design3 *
 304-127 ID/Arch Internship 21 *
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

304-100 Principles of Interior Design 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-123 Math w Business Apps 3
809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies 3
809-196 Intro to Sociology 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Business Managementup to 64
Milwaukee Institute of Art and DesignBachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture & Designup to 60
Mount Mary UniversityBA Interior Design67+electives
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 65

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Purdue University GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Brooks Kyler-Eberlein

Brooks Kyler-Eberlein

Phone: 262.691.5307


  • BA, Ottawa University
  • AAS, WTC


  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), affiliation

Teaching Philosophy

"Learning is to be embraced at any age. My aim is to promote a positive attitude, approach and environment conducive to critical thinking and learning. The classroom should be an environment that encourages – not discourages – the goals, aims and ambitions of all who attend."

Program instructor, Leslie Lawton

Leslie Lawton

Phone: 262.691.5307


  • BS, Interior Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
  • Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer

Teaching Philosophy

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." – Winston Churchill