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About the Interior Design Technology Program


Students in the Interior Design Technology (IDT) program will be prepared for the numerous and varied careers in the field of interior design.

Such opportunities include working in an architectural or interior design firm or as a designer, merchandiser, or sales representative for related interior design industries such as furnishings, floor coverings, fabrics, fixtures and finishes. Other career possibilities exist in the construction/building industry as designers and/or supervisors. This degree, plus four years of interior design work experience and successful completion of a national exam, will qualify the graduate for licensing as a registered interior designer.

Students are also well prepared to meet the new technological demands of this field. Graduates will be knowledgeable in various aspects of design as well as CAD software (especially AutoCAD).
 

Cooperative Education/Internships

The Interior Design Technology student is given the opportunity to work, in a paid position, in the field of interior design while in his/her last semester at Pellissippi State. The student is placed with a company that specializes in work of interest to the student.

 

Job Opportunities

The IDT program began in spring 1995 and has a number of graduates working in the field of interior design. Graduates are employed at companies including Business Interiors, Corporate Interiors, Community Tectonics, Ivan Allen, Braden's, Bennett Galleries, Bearden Paint and Decorating, Lowe's Designer Kitchen and Mantel and Ethan Allen. Salaries vary depending on the career path taken by the graduates.

 

Related Links

  • American Society of Interior Designers ASID
  • International Interior Design Association IIDA
  • Interior Design Society IDA
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation CIDA
  • National Kitchen & Bath Association NKBA

Extracurricular Activities

  • ASID & IDS Student Organizations
  • Knoxville Symphony League Showhouse 2013
  • ETSU Interior Design Cohort Students