Interior Design | Western Technical College

Interior Design

Associate Degree

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This associate degree program will help turn your creativity and style into design innovation. Gain the knowledge to employ aesthetic theory, culture, materiality, and function in the design of interior spaces. Create a strong academic portfolio and training in conceptual design development, space planning, visual communication, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and construction document preparation. Generate holistic, contextual design solutions that enhance the human experience. Become a dedicated listener, an agile thinker, and an enterprising problem solver.

Graduates can work in a variety of settings, such as residential design/architectural firms, kitchen and bath studios, furnishing manufacturers, construction companies, and sale showrooms.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Interior Design

This program will cost about $9,900* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Residential Interior Designer
Retail Interior Designer
Commercial Interior Designer
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Sales Consultant
Furniture Staging Specialist
Home Lighting Advisor
Healthcare Interiors Facilities Manager
Higher Education Interiors Facilities Manager
Commercial Furniture Manufacturer Sales Representative
Commercial Furniture Dealer Associate
Sales Account Manager
Product Designer
Design Project Manager
Showroom Manager

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

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