Interior Design
Certificate Program

Berkeley College’s Interior Design Certificate Program focuses on the fundamental skills and knowledge needed in the interior design and architectural fields. These include drafting techniques, sketching, color, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), materials, textiles, and finishes.


Interior Design Certificate: 12 credits, Cost: $2,895

Cost per course: $740.00

The Interior Design Certificate Program is offered at our Paramus and Woodland Park campuses, and Online.

The Interior Design Certificate Program can be completed in two semesters taking two 15-week courses (six credits) each semester.

Students may register now for the Interior Design Certificate programs that begin in the Fall or Winter Semesters.

Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this certificate program. There is a short registration form, but no formal acceptance process.

Course Descriptions

Provides a foundation in the graphic language used to represent interior spaces by using drafting techniques and the proper use of drafting materials and tools. Topics include floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, elevations, sections, perspectives, standard symbols, scale, and line weight.

Introduces the development of basic freehand sketches. This course emphasizes quick sketch techniques and rapid 3-D visualization. Students learn a variety of drawing media, rendering techniques, and color theory and fundamentals for visually communicating design concepts.

Introduces AutoCAD as a drafting tool. Students learn to use CAD to create and edit plans, elevations, and section views of designs for use in design studies and presentations. Students also learn presentation styles, drawing organization, and other techniques used in professional practice.

Prerequisite: INT1100

This course emphasizes the basic materials and goods specified by the interior designer.  Explores the manufacturing process and properties of materials and finishes; to guide us in the appropriate selection, specification, application, and installation, to enhance the beauty and functionality of the interior environment.

Prerequisite: INT1100 & INT1110

The 12 credits earned in the Interior Design Certificate Program will count toward the A.A.S. and B.F.A. programs after students apply and are accepted into either one of the degree programs.

Semester 1

  • INT1100 Architectural Visualization (3 Credits)
  • INT1110 Sketching and Color Composition (3 Credits)

Semester 2

  • INT1150 CAD I (3 Credits)
  • INT2230 Materials, Textiles, and Finishes (3 Credits)

Cost of Required Equipment

For onsite:

First Semester
Supplies Cost
Drafting Package $80
Color pencils/markers $40

For online:

First Semester
Supplies Cost
Drafting Package $80
T-Square $25
Color pencils/markers $40
Second Semester
Software Cost
AutoCAD Student Version Free from Autodesk
for one year and then renewable for up to 3 years.
Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint Free for Students
Acrobat Reader Free download
SketchUp Pro $ 55.00 / yearly
Adobe Photoshop $ 19.99 / month (only needed for 1 month)
student can purchase /month as needed in their final presentations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.