ENVIRONMENTAL (INTERIOR) DESIGN

The Environmental Design program provides career education in the creation of safe, functional, productive and aesthetically pleasing interior and exterior environments for work, home, health and recreation. You will investigate many topics ranging from the interaction between human beings and their environments, to design conception and problem solving, to project management and more. Student activities culminate in the development of an exit portfolio and resume demonstrating the skills and knowledge for employment in one of many concentration areas.

Certificates:

Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Environmental Design program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Columbus (Columbus)
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Janice Banister
  • Program Chair, Interior Design
  • 812-374-5148

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North Central (South Bend)
For more information on the Environmental Design program's courses and curriculum, student life, 4-year transfer options, and career opportunities, please contact:

Katherine Kent
Environmental Design Program Chair
574-289-7001, ext. 5402
kkent@ivytech.edu

Southwest (Evansville)

For more information, please contact Kelly Cozart, Environmental Design (Interior Design) Program Chair, at (812) 429- 1457.

  • Interior Designer
  • Space Planner
  • Sustainable Designer
  • Residential Designer
  • Home Staging and Real Estate Consultant
  • Kitchen & Bath Designer
  • Office, Institutional, Health Care, Restaurant, Hospitality or Facilities Designer
  • Retail Visual Merchandising
  • Trade Show, Informational Kiosk, Museum, Gallery or Set Designer
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Lighting, Flooring, or Interior Finishes Consultant
  • Color or Window Treatment Stylist
  • RV & Manufactured Housing Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Furniture or Product Designer
  • Decorative Artisan
  • Garden Landscape Designer
  • Outdoor Living Designer
  • Nursery and Horticultural Staff
  • Permaculture Designer
  • Organic Gardening Consultant
  • Landscape Management
  • Historic Preservation & Adaptive Re-use Consultant
  • Home Renovation Consultant

To learn more about careers and salaries in this field, check out the Career Pathway.