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Interior Design Upholstery and Soft Goods Production

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Design Upholstery and Soft Goods Production is intended to provide students with the knowledge and creative skills important to operating current commercial machinery and upholstery. The program prepares students for an entry-level career as an upholsterer or soft goods fabricator for residential and commercial applications. Students will study design principles, history and use of fabrics and textiles, colors, and upholstery techniques utilized in upholstery and soft goods production. Elective coursework also allows students to take specific courses preparing them for a particular segment of the industry they are most interested in pursuing. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Interior Design Upholstery and Soft Goods Production (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5074
Total Credits Required
30
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate the use of equipment and skills required to successfully complete upholstery and soft goods projects for interiors according to specifications.
  2. Develop design solutions for upholstery and soft goods that integrate furnishings, finishes, color, and design themes.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of interiors, architecture, and decorative arts when planning design solutions for upholstery, draperies, and other soft goods for interiors.
  4. Integrate knowledge of environmentally responsible and sustainable materials for use in the production of soft goods for interiors.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Administrative Services and Facilities Managers

$84,390

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Gateway course 3
INT/TEC126 or
TEC128
Sewing for the Home or Home Upholstery 3
INT150 Color and Design Critical course 3
INT145 or
(INT145AA and
INT145AB)
Drawing and Rendering or (Sketching and Visualization and Rendering) 3
INT156 Furniture Upholstery I Critical course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT115 or
INT120 or
TEC114 or
TEC116
Historical Architecture and Furniture or Modern Architecture and Furniture or Textiles: Block Printing/Silk Screening or Textiles: Stitchery and Embellishment Select one of the courses from the list for a total of 3 credits: or TEC116 (1 credit) may be repeated for a total of 3 credits H, HU or HU 3
INT157 Furniture Upholstery II 3
INT158 Furniture Upholstery III 3
INT159 Furniture Upholstery IV 3
INT160 or
TEC222
Fabrics for Interiors or Textiles 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Gateway course 3
INT145 or
(INT145AA and
INT145AB)
Drawing and Rendering or (Sketching and Visualization and Rendering) 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT150 Color and Design Critical course 3
INT156 Furniture Upholstery I Critical course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT/TEC126 or
TEC128
Sewing for the Home or Home Upholstery 3
INT157 Furniture Upholstery II 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT158 Furniture Upholstery III 3
INT159 Furniture Upholstery IV 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT115 or
INT120 or
TEC114 or
TEC116
Historical Architecture and Furniture or Modern Architecture and Furniture or Textiles: Block Printing/Silk Screening or Textiles: Stitchery and Embellishment Select one of the courses from the list for a total of 3 credits: or TEC116 (1 credit) may be repeated for a total of 3 credits H, HU or HU 3
INT160 or
TEC222
Fabrics for Interiors or Textiles 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Interior Design Upholstery and Soft Goods Production (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=160042).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021