Interior Design

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Our Interior Design Program prepares students for careers in design and architectural firms, home-furnishing venues and with contractors. We offer a full interior-design degree program as well as a green design certificate and a kitchen and bath design certificate.

You can start the Interior Design Degree fall or spring quarters. The Kitchen and Bath Certificate is offered every spring quarter, and the Green Design Certificate is offered every summer quarter.

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Meet the Instructors

Michael Bowman

Michael is a business owner and independent designer, and has been a designer in the Puget Sound area for more than 40 years. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in Paris, is a past president of the Washington state chapter of ASID, and has been an NCIDQ member since 1981. He joined CPTC’s Interior Design program in 2007 and is tenured faculty.

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Sunny Houser

Sunny graduated from CPTC’s Interior Design program and holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. Along with teaching at CPTC, Sunny has maintained her own design business since 2004. She’s an active NCIDQ certificate holder and maintains her AKBD in kitchen and bath design from NKBA. She has taught at CPTC since 2007 and is tenured faculty.

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Julie Watts

A graduate of the Interior Design program at Clover Park Technical College, Julie also holds a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her teaching credentials. In addition to teaching at CPTC, she has maintained her own design business since 2005. Julie is an active NCIDQ certificate holder and also maintains her LEED Green Associate credential.

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Degrees & Certificates

Our Interior Design program offers a degree — with both an AAT and an AAS-T option — along with two specialty certificates. Click the links to learn more and find out which one is right for you!