Combine your creative skills with technical know-how and build a career as an associate designer. Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Associate Designer can give you a foundation in visual presentation skills, spatial design, color coordination and estimation. Learn about the evolution of furniture and interior styles, and master the latest in computer-aided drafting software for interiors.
Classes range from architectural drafting for interior design to materials and sources to estimation for interior coverings to lighting and furnishings. Your studies prepare you to become a color consultant or sales associate in a retail interior design setting.
Apply all your credits from this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design.
TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Associate Designer consists of 2 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly on the Chesapeake Campus.
Estimated Program Cost*:
24 credits x $185.35 per credit = $4,448.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
While many graduates find employment as an associate designer in retail settings or interior design firms, you can continue at TCC and earn your Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Day, evening and online classes fit your busy schedule
State-of-the art classrooms with a computer and drafting table at each station
Learn from faculty who have real-world experience and work in the field