College of DuPage offers a wide range of academic resources and student activities geared toward interior design students to help you succeed in your studies and get involved on campus.
Academic and Career Pathways
Determine the pathway you need to take to graduate on time.
- Interior Design, Associate in Applied Science
- Interior Design Computer Applications, Certificate
- Interior Design Lighting, Certificate
- Kitchen and Bath Design, Certificate
The following professional and educational organizations can provide you with worthwhile career and employment information:
- International Interior Design Association
- American Society of Interior Designers
- Retail Design Institute
- Interior Design Educators Council
- National Kitchen and Bath Association
- National Council for Interior Design Qualification
Cooperative Education/Internship Program
College of DuPage's Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP) provides a beneficial partnership among employers, students and the College.
Nothing can compare with skills learned in actual job situations. Current students are strongly encouraged to seek co-op jobs or internships as you work toward completion of your degree or certificates.
In addition to on-the-job training, co-op positions provide course credit, industry contacts and valuable experience for inclusion on a resume. Many of these jobs lead to employment after graduation.
Job openings are posted through Career Services, on the bulletin boards in the Interior Design hallway in the Technical Education Center (TEC) and on the Interior Design blog. You are responsible for contacting potential employers.
Once you have secured a position, you must contact the CEIP for the required paperwork. Then you will need an appointment with your Interior Design faculty advisor for CEIP students. Your faculty advisor will assist you in developing learning goals for the job and receive signatures that allow you to register for class credit.
Student Planning Worksheet
- When planning your coursework, use a Student Planning Worksheet.