In order to get the most out of a room, interior designers use creativity, functionality and analyzation. From the kitchen to the bathroom, to an office or home, each space functions differently and requires unique furniture, decorations, colors and electronics to bring out the best for its intended use.
The Associate in Applied Science program at Harper College is endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Course topics are based on the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam that is required to be a licensed Interior Designer in Illinois.
Through the guidance of experienced faculty as well as hands-on learning with AutoCAD/CAD Studio and field trips, you will be thoroughly prepared for a career in the interior design industry by studying at Harper.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Transfer to a bachelor's program
Harper offers transfer guides to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our transfer information page or see your advisor.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program.
- Perspective and Rendering Certificate
- Architectural CAD Certificate
- Interior Design Assistant Certificate
- Kitchen and Bath Specialty Certificate
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.