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Get the Skills to Become an Interior Designer

To create functional, beautiful spaces, become an Interior Designer today

Interior Design Career Training in Toledo, OH

Do you have an eye for color, space, and style? Are you a creative, detail-oriented individual looking to turn your talent into a rewarding career? Davis College’s Interior Design program puts you on-track towards a brighter future in a short period of time.

Become an Interior Design Professional

Interior Designers work closely with architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, and construction laborers and helpers to determine how interior spaces will function, look, and be furnished. They make indoor spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential and decorative items. They also read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.

Next Start Date: Nov 13th, 2023 to Feb 4th, 2024Interior Design Associate Degree - Winter Quarter: Winter Quarter Davis College - Davis College Four Seagate, Suite 202, 433 N. Summit Street Toledo OH USA 43604 The Interior Design program gives you the skills you need to work alongside architects to help make indoor spaces functional, safe, and stylish. College

Program Outline

Drawing Foundations

A basic foundation of drawing and composing twodimensional space are investigated. Students will be introduced to the human figure as well as linear perspective. Direct observation and interpreting photographic sources are used to develop the student’s image-making.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Drawing II

Understanding form, positive and negative space relationships, and composition are emphasized. Direct observation and interpreting photographic sources are used to develop the student’s image-making abilities.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

2D Design

The elements and principles of design that form the foundation for composing two-dimensional space are explored. The relationship between form and space is emphasized, as well as design terminology.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

3D Design

The elements and principles that form the foundation for creating forms in space are explored. The relation between form and three-dimensional space is emphasized as well as design terminology. This course also explores the concept of sustainability and green design.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Color Principles

Color theory and principles are investigated. The relationship between color, light, and visual perception are emphasized as well as color terminology.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Introduction to Interior Design

This course is designed to teach you how to be an interior designer by focusing on interior design from a macro level. If you decide to pursue an interior design career after reading about everything that will be required of you if you choose to pursue a career in interior design, then you will spend years learning the minute details that are essential to creating a successful design.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

History of Interior Design

This course is a survey of historical styles of furnishings, architecture and interiors beginning with prehistoric periods through the present. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify period furniture and understand various cultures that influenced interior design.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Drafting Techniques

This course is an introduction to drafting principles and techniques. The use of scale, dimensioning, and developing an architectural lettering style are emphasized.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): None

Computer Aided Drafting and Design

This course is an introduction to drafting techniques and space planning using CAD software applications.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): Drafting Techniques


Students will study the development of textiles from fiber to finished fabric. Fabric qualities are explored in detail and will be related to interior furnishings and fabric applications.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Interior Design: Residential

The design of residential spaces and applying the elements and principles of design to solutions is the focus of this course. Depicting elevations, rendering techniques, choosing finishes, furniture pieces, and lighting for presentation boards are a major part of this course.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Business Elective
Introduction to Business

The student will study the basic concepts of business operations in our society and the various functions within a business enterprise. Topics such as business environment, management, organization, marketing, finance, economics and accounting are discussed in an introductory manner. This course is a valuable starting point for further business management study or an excellent review of the fundamentals of business.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Composition I

Students will gain a foundation for college level writing valuable for nearly any field. This course focuses not only on writing but also on reading and critically engaging various texts. Students will read and write essays with a variety of rhetorical purposes: Observing, explaining, investigating, evaluating, problem solving and arguing. Also includes library and electronic research culminating in research papers.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): Forum on Technology and Resources

Composition II

This course further develops students’ ability to write for academic and professional contexts with increased emphasis on argumentation and research. Requires students to evaluate, integrate, and document print and digital sources to produce a range of academic and multimodal texts, culminating in a fully documented research paper. Composition II is a blended course using both classroom and web-based learning platforms.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): Composition I with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the General Education Program Director; Forum on Technology and Resources

Communication Elective
Humanities Elective
Introductory Algebra I

This course is an introduction to algebra. The content will cover the study of operations on integers and rational number, the solution of equations with one and two unknown variables, linear equation, and coordinate graphing. Application problems are used extensively throughout the course.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None


This class will utilize real-world economic applications to create a basic understanding of economic concepts and our economic system. It includes an introductory range of both macro and microeconomic concepts. The basics of consumer demand, supply decision making, competition, the labor market, government intervention, the Business Cycle, as well as an overview of Monetary and Fiscal Policies will be covered.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): None

Social Science Elective
Forum on Technology and Resources

This interdisciplinary course empowers students to be successful by providing opportunities to cultivate skills needed to enhance their careers and to be capable life-long learners. Essential computer applications that enhance marketability are integrated with self-management skills, critical thinking, learning strategies, and time management. Students will research topics for written and oral reports and develop a career portfolio.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): None

Exciting Career Opportunities

Once you’ve completed your training as an Interior Design professional, you will have the skills to pursue a variety of rewarding careers, including,

  • Interior Designer
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • Healthcare Designer
  • Residential Space Designer

Interior Designers are able to work in a variety of industries, and many even start their own businesses or do freelance work, which allows for flexibility.

The best way to see if Davis College is right for you is to come in and tour the school. You can see our facilities and meet with teachers and students. Schedule a Tour Now or Get More Info.

How Davis College Prepares You for Success

The Interior Design Associate Degree program is designed to prepare you for positions within the interior design profession. This program integrates problem-solving abilities, aesthetics, technical skills, and communication skills in planning and designing interior space.

During your Interior Design degree program, you will cover a variety of topics in many interesting and engaging courses, including,

  • Drafting Techniques
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Textiles
  • Space Planning
  • Color Principles

At Davis College, you won’t be alone. Throughout your program, you will be given exceptional support from your instructors who will help to put your best foot forward into the job market.

Four Day Week

Davis College supports your life schedule, which is why classes only run Monday through Thursday. By having a shorter class week you can balance your schedule more easily, letting you focus on completing your program. You can relax knowing that you have an extra day every week to accommodate whatever obstacles life throws your way.

Is a Career as an Interior Designer Right for You? Take the Davis College “Interior Design Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Interior Design Career Readiness Score Now >>

Career Services

Davis College is dedicated to your employment success and provides you with resources to help you achieve a rewarding career. The Career Services Office is your link to the Toledo business community. You will have access to resume writing strategies, portfolio development, job search techniques, and more.

Financial Aid Support

Career training is one of the most valuable investments you can make. Davis College helps by making this process easier. Our Financial Aid advisors will work with you to build a plan of how you can find your education. They will help you determine your eligibility and provide options for a Federal Pell Grant, student federal aid options, the Davis College plan, and more.

Is a Rewarding Career in Interior Design Right for You? Get More Info…

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