Why Choose the Interior Design Program?
Interior design is a dynamic profession, with numerous paths ranging from hospitality to residential, kitchen and bath, sustainable design and more. Our Interior Design program features instructors who are active in the design community, bring realistic projects to the classroom and are committed to providing the most current materials and standards of the interior design profession. Students learn new ways of looking at their surroundings, gain new skills and build confidence in themselves. If you like problem solving, being creative and expressing yourself, this program and career path can provide you the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives through their living and working environments.
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Median annual pay in Washington:
$59,680* per year
*A Bachelor's Degree may be required
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
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Meet Your Instructors
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.
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.
Justine is a graduate from CPTC's Interior Design Program and has been working in the industry ever since. She now teaches the Kitchen & Bath Certificate Program here at Clover Park Technical College and operates her own business specializing in kitchen and bath design. Justine is a member of the NKBA and MBA.