Academic Catalog

Sustainable Interior Design Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 1 quarter long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
None.

This certificate program covers sustainable design topics of the built environment with a focus on interiors.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
DSN 215Sustainable Design: An Overview5
DSN 224Sustainability for Residential & Commercial Applications4
DSN 226Sustainable Strategies in Design5
DSN 229Sustainable Interiors & the Integrated Design Process5
 Technical Credits19

Sustainable Design: An Overview

Item #
DSN 215
Total Credits
5

Explores the history and principles associated with green and sustainable design. This course uncovers how the built environment affects people and the natural environment, environmental movements throughout history, green building assessment methods and certification programs, and the environmental responsibilities associated with the interior design profession.

Prerequisites
Basic competency with computers and navigating the web.
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Sustainability for Residential & Commercial Applications

Item #
DSN 224
Total Credits
4

Examines sustainable approaches to the built environment including preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction. This course also looks at applying sustainable design elements to residential and a variety of commercial project types.

Prerequisites
It is recommended to have completed or be concurrently enrolled in DSN 215 Sustainable Design: An Overview. Basic competency with computers and navigating the web.
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Sustainable Strategies in Design

Item #
DSN 226
Total Credits
5

Introduces sustainable strategies for the integrated interior environment, including identifying materials, products, lighting systems, and building components that embody the principles of sustainability.

Prerequisites
It is recommended to have completed or be concurrently enrolled in DSN 215 Sustainable Design: An Overview. Basic competency with computers and navigating the web.
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Sustainable Interiors & the Integrated Design Process

Item #
DSN 229
Total Credits
5

Covers the steps to design and present a green interior space. Students will learn more about the integrated design process, develop their own sustainable interior design, and present it in a professional manner in preparation for real-life sustainable design proposals.

Prerequisites
Completed or concurrently enrolled in DSN 215, 224, 226. Basic competency with computers and navigating the web.
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This page was last updated on July 23, 2015.