Interior Design

Interior Design

Degree Type

64-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-304-1

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

Hybrid

Daytime

Earn two degrees in three years! Combine the Interior Design associate degree with:

Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology

  • This dual degree program can only be started in the fall semester.
  • You must submit an individual application for both programs.
  • Learn more about this dual degree option.

Interior Design - Kitchen and Bath Design

  • This dual degree program can only be started in the fall semester.
  • You must submit an individual application for both programs.

Interior designers work to create aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly spaces. In this program, develop a strong foundation in computer-assisted design, furnishings, lighting, textiles and sales. Learn the fundamentals for success in the field, including designing interiors for residential and commercial spaces.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in spring.

Summer 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any laptop with at least 2.5ghz CPU, 16GB memory, 1080p display/1GB discrete video
  • SketchUp software: $55/year
  • Intro to Drafting Kit: $90
  • Swatch Kit: $92
  • Presentation supplies: approximately $500
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100
  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription: $240/year

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you enjoy creating living spaces and work environments that reflect individuality and personal style, a career in interior design may be for you. Those in this field are creative with a strong sense of customer service. They have a love of designing, and they possess a keen eye for detail, maximizing the functionality of interior spaces.

  • Interior Designer
  • Residential Designer
  • Commercial Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Facilities Planner

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$38,200 - $75,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

WCTC is an NKBA Affiliated School. Affiliated schools join with the Association to promote best practices in education and opportunity for the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals.

2

Coursework in the dual degree program provides credit hours towards eligibility for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam and Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer Licensure.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Milwaukee Institute of Art and DesignBFA Interior Architecture & Designup to 60
Mount Mary UniversityBA Interior Design67+electives
College Program Name Credit Awards
Concordia University - WisconsinAny BachelorsUp to 84
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBBA Technical SalesJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-WhitewaterBA Arts and Sciences60+
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

 

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