PROGRM DESCRIPTION - ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

The Architecture and Interior Design program begins with an introduction to the elements and principles of art and design. The program combines architecture and interior design skills using multiple computer programs. A student completing the two year program leaves with a comprehensive portfolio highlighting every aspect of interior design including commercial, residential, upholstery, kitchen, bath, lighting and window treatment designs. The architecture portion of the program focuses on architectural history and the use of Google Sketch Up and AutoCAD.

 

Course available: Grades 11 - 12

Course length: 2 years

Credits: *Up to 4 CTE credits a year

Available high school credits: 1.0 English

*Course must be taken with 3D Art, which determines maximum credits that can be awarded.

 

PROGRAM CONTENT

UNITS of STUDY:

  • Rendering and Perspective Drawing
  • History of Architecture and Furniture
  • Drafting
  • Textile Design
  • Residential and Commercial Interiors
  • Lighting and Window Treatments
  • Sketch Up (for architecture and interiors)
  • AutoCAD (for architecture and interiors)
  • Green Design in Interiors
  • Health and Safety in Interior Design
  • Cover Letter/Resume
  • Portfolio 

COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Upon successful completion of this program, student may receives college credits pending entrance procedures established.  Students may also receives an industry certification pending successful completion of an industry certification exam.  All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive an endorsed high school diploma.  Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NOCTI Interior Design and Decorating
  • *AutoCAD
  • AAFCS

 ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

  • College of Westchester
  • Mercy
  • SUNY Delhi

*Students can sit for an AutoCAD assessment offered by NOCTI, but it cannot be used for technical endorsement.

CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete the program may seek employment or continue their studies in any of the following areas:

  • Interior Designer
  • Construction
  • Management
  • Specifications Writer
  • Field Inspector
  • Graphic Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Master Planning
  • Project Manager
  • Model Maker
  • Architectural Products Representative
  • Masonry, Glass, Wood
  • Interior Products Representative
  • Carpet, Paint Textiles
  • Architectural Photographer

 

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM