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Fall 2021 Semester is Online!

The faculty and staff of the Interior Design Program want to let you know that we are here to support and work with you through the Fall 2021 Semester. Our classes are scheduled to be online only, meaning we will be meeting via Zoom at the scheduled time shown in the semester calendar on WebSCHEDULE. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Interior Design Program Coordinator, Elsa Torres at


Training Interior Design Professionals Since 1968

For over 50 years, the Interior Design Department has offered courses to people interested in preparing for careers in the professional fields of interior design including specialization in Kitchen & Bath Design. The program includes a transfer path, an Associate's degree, and three Certificates of Achievement. Our faculty members, who are experts in their specific fields of design, are passionate about sharing their expertise with the students of the program.


Affiliation Details

The Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate is officially affiliated with the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association). The AS degree and Interior Design Certificate of Achievement meet the minimum required qualifications for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) allied membership. These, as well as the Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate, and the Interior Design Certificate, fulfill the educational requirement for the IDEX exam to become a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in California. Completion of the Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate prepares students for the AKBD (Associate Kitchen & Bath Design) exam, and along with sufficient work experience in the field, the CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) and the CBD (Certified Bath Designer) exams.

If a student has an earned Bachelor’s Degree, he/she needs to see a counselor regarding courses completed during the first two years of college that may be substituted for general education and/or other related courses. All requests for the substitution of interior design and related courses taken at other institutions for Cañada College course requirements must be approved by the interior design department coordinator.

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Career Opportunities for our Graduates:

  • Residential Designer
  • Kitchen & Bath Designer
  • Home Stager
  • Space Planner
  • Lighting Designer
  • Color Consultant
  • Project Manager in Interior or Architectural Firm
  • Historic Preservation & Renovation
  • Entrepreneur / Small Business Owner
  • ...Transfer to a 4-year University


“I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a student in this department. The education that I have received here is second to none. I feel well equipped to enter the field of design and this is because of the faculty members. The patience that the faculty consistently shows to students of all abilities is remarkable. This culture of generosity is reflected in the student body. This department creates students who work together patiently, positively, and effectively.”

— Connie Bowie, Cañada College Interior Design Program alum


Associate Degree (60 units/degree)

Program Learning Outcomes


  • Communicate design concepts clearly and concisely (i.e. visual, oral, and written).
  • Develop competitive industry standard skills in the respective fields.
  • Understand the elements and principles of design through discipline-specific implementation.