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Welcome to The Interior Design Program at El Centro College

The mission of the department’s faculty and administration for the diverse student body is to provide a positive atmosphere where students are equally challenged to reach excellence in design and prepare to apply their learning for the benefit of the health, safety and welfare of the community.

Helpful Hints for Student Success

  • Take FOUNDATION COURSES first
  • Follow the sequence listed below for the best outcome (see degree plan for Core and Electives)
  • AAS Program is a total of 72 hours
  • ATC is a total of 27 hours
  • Stay on El Centro Campus for all your classes
  • Get involved in student clubs, ASID and IIDA
  • Talk with your employer about your commitment to school
  • Ask for help from teachers, advisors, and fellow students

Course Sequence - Associate in Applied Science

Fall Semester I
  • INDS-1301 BASIC ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
  • INDS-1319 TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
  • INDS-1341 COLOR THEORY AND APPLICATION
Spring Semester II
  • INDS-1315 MATERIALS, METHODS AND ESTIMATING
  • INDS-1370 BASIC COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
  • INDS-2313 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN I
  • INDS-2321 PRESENTATION DRAWING
Fall Semester III
  • INDS-2307 TEXTILES FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
  • INDS-2317 RENDERING TECHNIQUES
  • INDS-2335 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN II
  • INDS-1351 HISTORY OF INTERIORS I
  • DFTG-2331 ADVANCED TECHNICAL
Spring Semester VI
  • INDS-1345 Commercial Design I
  • INDS-1352 History of Interiors II
  • INDS-2315 Lighting for Interior Designers
  • INDS-2305 Interior Design Graphics

Course Sequence - Advanced Tech Certificate

Fall Semester I
  • INDS-1391 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN
  • INDS-2331 COMMERCIAL DESIGN II
  • INDS-2330 INTERIOR DESIGN BUILDING SYS-TEMS
Spring Semester II
  • INDS-1491 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN
  • INDS-2325 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR IN-TERIOR DESIGNERS
  • INDS-2280 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION– INTERIOR DESIGN
  • DFTG-2328 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING– COMMERCIAL
Program Accreditation Status Changes by CIDA
(Council for Interior Design Accreditation)

TBAE Letter
(Texas Board of Architectural Examiners)

Full Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

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Quick Links

El Centro Campuses


Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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