Interior Design

Interior Design

Degree Type

64-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn


8-Week Courses


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 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2025 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2025

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; 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

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

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


Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at

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?


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.


Earn two degrees in three years by combining Interior Design with Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology. Learn more about this dual degree option.


Coursework in the dual degree program provides credit hours toward 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

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Interior Design. For more information, contact your academic advisor.


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