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Interior Design Programs

Transform your passion for colors, patterns, lights, and spaces into influential designs and intentional environments through Northampton Community College’s Interior Design Associate in Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree, Specialized Diploma, and Kitchen and Bath Design Specialized Diploma. 

These flexible programs offer full-time or part-time study with daytime or evening class options. Offered on our Bethlehem campus, the programs prepare you to launch your career as an interior designer or to transfer to a four-year institution for further study.

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Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 61
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

Become a professionally trained interior designer for residential and commercial environments with the A.A.S., or build on your learning in a four-year degree program. At NCC, you’ll develop foundational skills in drafting, architecture history, interior and architectural design, using ArchiCAD and AutoCAD software, and more. The flexible interior design program structure allows you to study full-time or part-time in daytime or evening courses.

Semesters: 2
Credits: 25
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Specialized Diploma

Expand the skills of your existing degree or pursue an accelerated career path with the Interior Design Specialized Diploma. You’ll establish broad skills in hand and computer graphics and design, dive into specialties like architecture and kitchen and lighting design, and complete projects with the guidance of professional architects and designers.

Study at your own pace as a part-time or full-time student in both daytime and evening interior design courses. And if you want to advance your credentials later on, you’ll only need a few additional credits to earn an A.A.S. at NCC!

Semesters: 4
Credits: 19
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Specialized Diploma

Concentrate on kitchen and bathroom design with a shorter, part-time specialized diploma. Advance quickly in this focused field with courses in broad interior design, lighting in kitchen and bath environments, production drawings, and leading-edge computer design software. You can also further develop your career by transferring these credits to the longer specialized diploma or A.A.S. degree at NCC.


Program Information

We’re notable among interior design schools in PA for our accessible, high-value program. You’ll use state-of-the-art design stations, technology, and software, including Sketch Up, ArchiCAD, and AutoCAD; your professors will be members of the American Institute of Architects and American Society of Interior Designers; and you’ll enrich your education in field studies and trips with the student chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 

In the four-semester design studio sequence, you will build on your knowledge of architectural history and modern interior design to develop and execute your original design ideas. You’ll graduate with the tools you need to start your career or transfer to a four-year institution.

NCC interior majors have successfully transferred to Arcadia University, Moore School of Art, and New York School of Interior Design.

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Fast-track your learning as a full-time student or work while you study with our flexible part-time program format, and choose between daytime and evening courses for more control of your schedule. Each credential is stackable, meaning your credits from a specialized diploma can be transferred to the interior design associate degree program. NCC’s tuition and fees are affordable, meaning you’ll save thousands of dollars on your diploma or degree—and if you transfer to a four-year institution, you can save up to $25,000 per year!


Interior Design Career Outlook

Contribute to the function, safety, and beauty of indoor spaces as an interior designer. Up to 32 percent of interior designers are self-employed, meaning you can have greater control over the projects you take on and the aesthetic direction of your work. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay in this field is over $60,000 per year, about $15,000 higher than the average across all occupations. At NCC, we’re committed to helping you transition from the interior design program into your exciting career with interview prep, networking events, and other Career Services.

Future Career Paths

  • Interior Designer
  • Furniture Sales
  • Design Consultant
  • Furniture Representative
  • Fabric Designer
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer

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Learn More about NCC’s Interior Design Programs

Northampton’s interior design associate degree and specialized diplomas equip you to respond to customers’ expectations of accessibility, sustainability, and beauty. Take advantage of our flexible part-time, full-time, daytime, and evening options to build your learning around your schedule and launch into your career with a running start.