Learn how to create beautiful, functional residential and commercial spaces through JCCC’s interior design program. Our experienced faculty and industry resources prepare students for success. The best part – the employment rate of JCCC graduates is 100%!
Designed for student success
According to the US Department of Labor, interior design jobs are expected to increase by more than 6% over the next seven years with an average annual salary of $ 52,640.
After one year of study at the JCCC, students can earn one of three certificates – interior design assistant, kitchen and bathroom design, or interior staging. After two years, they can earn an associate’s degree in interior design. Either option will prepare students to join the workforce or continue their studies at a four-year university.
Whether students are launching a second career or just starting out, they will receive comprehensive training in everything from textiles, floral design and construction methods to sustainable practices, software applications and space planning. Graduates leave the JCCC with a wide range of skills and an impressive portfolio that showcases both creative and technical projects.
Wide educational opportunities
Our award-winning professors maintain connections with industry that allow students to network early in their educational journey. Professional designers are often guest speakers in class who provide real-world insight into interior design careers.
Students are encouraged to join the Association of Interior Design Students (IDSA) where they can work directly with professionals in various areas of the industry. The IDSA also offers opportunities for student leadership and engagement in specialist scholarship projects, activities and events. For example, students can gain hands-on learning outside of the classroom through the Symphonie designers showhouse. Each spring, select interior design students are invited to put their skills to the test alongside industry professionals to redesign a home in the local community.
The JCCC chapter of IDSA recently received national recognition as a American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter of the Year (ASID). This award recognizes the achievements of students and leaders who enrich the experience of student members.
Learn more about the JCCC interior design program and the exciting career paths that await you. Our steps to register are quick, easy and there is no registration fee!