Interior Design

Interior Design Technology - Courses

CAMPUS:Vermilion Campus
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Year I Required Courses CREDITS
CO 120 Effective Writing 3
This is a course in written communication focusing on effective writing skills. Course content includes paragraphs, essays, documented summaries, business letters, and letter/resume, with an emphasis on the practical application of writing.
CU 135 Information Systems 1
This course is an introduction to computers and printers, common terminology and skills needed for reading commercial software documentation. Students are introduced to the basic features of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet programs as well as searching for and saving information from the Internet.
ID 110 Design I 4
Introduction to basic elements, principles and concepts of design. Theory regarding colour, line, shape, texture, space, scale, emphasis, harmony, proportion, unity and balance creatively applied in two-dimensional problems using variety of media. Two-dimensional problem solving comprises majority of course work, culminating in its application to three-dimensional problems. Co-requisites: ID 120 and ID 260.
ID 120 Graphic Presentation I 3
This course is an introduction to drawing as a communication skill in interior design.  Emphasis is on the development of free-hand drawing and presentation skills with pencil, pen and ink, and felt-tip using a variety of media surfaces and presentation techniques.  Also, this course is an introduction to both one point and two point perspectives. Co-requisite: ID 110.
ID 130 History of Architecture and Design I 3
This course is a survey of design cultures and contexts from antiquity to the industrial revolution. ID 130 provides for the exploration and discussion of historical architecture, interiors and the arts. Students analyze, interpret and discuss historical developments that relate to a variety of design styles.

ID 135 Textiles 3
A study is made of textiles. Students learn about properties and explore conventional and potential applications. There is an emphasis on understanding the nature of materials such as form, workability, strength and sustainability.
ID 160 Technical Drafting I 3
Focus on theory and practical exercises in manual drafting techniques. Introduced to instrument use, lettering, linework, dimensioning, media types and reproduction techniques as well as preparation of plan, elevation, section and three-dimensional drawing.
ID 210 Design II 4
This course builds on ID 110 with the study and application of the basic principles and elements of design as applied to three-dimensional problems. It provides for continued examination of the design process with reference to the human factors in design, space planning, and colour use in residential interiors. Students apply the fundamentals of kitchen and bath planning as outlined by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines. Prerequisites: ID 110. Co-requisites: ID 220 and ID 260.
ID 220 Graphic Presentation II 3
This course is an introduction to computer software to create perspectives and renderings.  It is a continuation of developing sketching skills.  In this course, student create fully rendered interior perspectives. Prerequisites: ID 120 and ID 160. Co-requisites: ID 210.
ID 230 History of Architecture and Design II 3
This course is a continuation of History of Architecture and Design I with focus on the architecture and design of the western world from the 17th century to the present day. Lectures and discussion explore aesthetics and the development of design trends. Lectures are supported with PowerPoint presentations and videos. Prerequisite: ID 130.
ID 235 Materials I 3
This course is an exploration and study of properties and applications of materials commonly used in interior design.  There is emphasis on understanding the nature of materials such as form, workability, strength and sustainability.
ID 236 Materials II 3
This course is an exploration and study of properties and applications of materials commonly used in interior design.  There is emphasis on understanding the nature of materials such as form, workability, strength and sustainability.  Environmental factors are emphasized. Prerequisite: ID 235
ID 260 Technical Drafting II 3
Emphasis in this course is placed on the use of architectural drafting techniques, symbols, and conventions in the development of working drawings. National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) standards and conventions are introduced along with general joinery detailing and an introduction to AutoCAD drawing software. Prerequisite: ID 160. Co-requisites: ID 210, ID 235, and ID 270.
ID 270 Construction Fundamentals 3
This course is a survey of building methods and practices commonly used in residential construction. The various phases of residential construction are studied in logical sequences. Topics include footings, foundations, framing of floors, walls and roof systems, and window and door types with reference to the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) building standards and the Alberta Building Code. Prerequisites: ID 160. Co-requisite: ID 260.
Year II Required Courses CREDITS
ID 150 Professional Practice 3
In this course, an introduction is made to the interior design profession and its scope of practice and services. The course facilitates awareness of professional associations, professional relations, current design practice and preparation to enter the design industry. The course outlines participants, organizational procedures and supportive documentation required in the design process. Preparation of standard specifications, schedules, and detail components of the construction document package are examined. Building code requirements are identified for various occupancies. This course emphasizes the importance of communication through comprehensive content of contract documents and oral communication. Prerequisites: ID 310.
ID 305 Digital Graphics 3
Emphasis in this course is placed on the use of various digital software programs in the development of conceptual drawings, working drawings and student portfolios. Supplementing their use of Microsoft Office Suite and Autodesk AutoCAD, students are introduced to Autodesk Revit and 20-20 Design, drawing software.  Prerequisite: ID 260. Co-requisite: ID 360.
ID 310 Design III 4
This course further studies residential interior applications including advanced kitchen and bath design and documentation to NKBA standards.  There is an application of the design process, programming, space planning, and environmental factors affecting interior settings. As well, an introduction to basic interior lighting theory, design, applications, fixtures, light sources, and documentation is provided. Both stock and custom cabinetry are examined. Projects require use of computers for product review, research, and documentation. Prerequisites: ID 210, ID 260, and ID 270. Co-requisites: ID 320, ID 335, and ID 360.
ID 320 Graphic Presentation III 3
Emphasis is on the development of a personal rendering and presentation technique. In addition, this course focuses on the presentation of developed design solutions to accompany ID 310.  Prerequisites: ID 210 and ID 220. Co-requisites: ID 310 and ID 360.
ID 335 Materials II 3
This course is a continuation from ID 235. There is continued exploration and study of properties and applications of materials and products commonly used in interior design. There is emphasis on understanding the nature of materials such as form, workability, strength and sustainability as well as detailing, understanding how to assemble and use various materials. Light sources and fixtures are explained. Cabinetry styles, materials, sizes and configuration are examined as well as fixtures, surfaces and finishes. Environmental factors are emphasized. Prerequisites: ID 235. Co-requisites: ID 310.
ID 360 Technical Studio I 4
Students apply further architectural drafting practices with emphasis on the design and drafting of interior detail applications and application of the Canadian Building Code in residential interiors culminating in complete working drawings. The National Kitchen and Bath Association guidelines are also applied to residential kitchen and bath drawings. Course work requires use of a computer aided drafting program (CAD) as well as manual techniques. Prerequisites: ID 260 and ID 270. Co-requisites: ID 310.
ID 370 Building Systems 3
As a continuation of Construction Fundamentals, the knowledge of building systems is enhanced in this course by the survey of buildings in residential and commercial construction. Strategies for sustainable design are emphasized. Prerequisites: ID 270. Co-requisites: ID 310 and ID 335.
ID 410 Design IV 4
This course provides theoretical as well as practical introduction to design problem solving via the exploration of residential, retail, hospitality and office planning.  Professional calibre of work in resolution and execution is expected, which includes problem analysis, space planning, material and colour specifications as well as a full visual/verbal presentation. Sustainable design solutions are emphasized. Prerequisites:  ID 310, ID 360, and ID 370. Co-requisites:  ID 420 and ID 460.
ID 420 Graphic Presentation IV 3
This is a graphic presentation course with continued emphasis on board layout, presentation techniques and perspectives. Students compile a portfolio of work in preparation for employment. The material ties in closely with designs prepared in ID 410. Prerequisites: ID 310 and ID 320. Co-requisites: ID 410 and ID 460.
ID 460 Technical Studio II 4
The design and detailing of specialized installations, construction and application of the Canadian Building Code in commercial situations is studied in this course. Students prepare design working drawings applying drafting standards. A computer aided drafting program (CAD), a 3-D modelling program and a computer aided kitchen design and rendering program are used. Prerequisites: ID 360 and ID 370. Co-requisites: ID 410 and ID 420.
ID 450 Interior Design Practicum 8
Students participate in a two-month practicum in the interior design industry. P/F. Prerequisites: A current minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all required Interior Design Technology program courses.
ID 340 Detailing I 3
Students explore interior building construction employing structural, technical, sustainable, and material considerations. Students develop details for residential spaces including interior elevations, a millwork drawing package and modelling. Students generate a Detail Journal, using sketching, creative thinking, technical knowledge, and computer drawing. Manipulation of materials and technologies is stressed. Prerequisite: ID 270.
ID 440 Detailing II 3
Students continue to explore the built environment from the viewpoint of construction examining building envelope, structural systems, building technologies, and finish materials. Students develop detail drawings for a commercial interior. Using sketching, digital drawing, research and investigation students demonstrate a technical vocabulary emphasizing the manipulation of materials and technologies. Prerequisite: ID 340.
At Lakeland, you'll both learn and practice:
  • Hand sketching and rendering to graphically represent ideas and designs
  • Manually drafting construction documents at your dedicated work station
  • Selecting and specifying finishes, furniture and materials
  • Developing detailed plans, elevations and sections
  • Presenting ideas and solutions
  • Using software such as AutoCAD, 20/20, Photoshop and Sketchup. All these programs are installed in the interior design computer lab.
  • Spatial planning for residential, retail and hospitality
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree