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Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Why Choose the Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design Program?

Take your education a step further and open the door to additional opportunities in the interior design industry with CPTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design degree (BASID). Our coursework is designed to help elevate your creative and technical skills and hone your design process.

The BASID degree can help boost your career in multiple facets of the interior design industry, including positions at residential and commercial architecture and design firms.

In the program, students expand their knowledge of interior design and construction, research current issues and topics affecting the interior design industry, develop business and project management techniques, increase their experience with related technology skills, and apply these to solve problems in the interior design industry.

The hybrid delivery model for this degree has been designed to meet the educational needs of a diverse population including working adults.

Mentored study design studios and a capstone course will be used to develop students’ independent thought and critical thinking skills to the level expected in a baccalaureate degree.


Our BAS Interior Design Program prepares students for careers with design and architectural firms, home-furnishing venues and contractors.
How Long It Takes:

The program is approximately six-to-eight quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates:

Fall, Spring Quarters

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BAS-ID Course Descriptions

BAS-ID Admissions Instructions

BAS-ID Admissions Packet


Potential Careers

Interior Designer

Interior Designer Career & Wage Details

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

Gainful Employment Data

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Meet Your Instructors

Jaya Rose

Bldg 19, Rm 202

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.

Bldg 19, Rm 202

Interior Design Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.




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Interior Design Students Showcase Portfolios


A total of 15 CPTC Interior Design students showcased their portfolios at the exhibition event on March 20.

Clover Park Technical College’s Interior Design program showcased the work of its students Wednesday at its Winter Portfolio Exhibition in the McGavick Conference Center.

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Portfolio Exhibition Highlights Interior Design Students’ Work

CPTC Interior Design students showcased their work from the past six quarters at the Student Portfolio Exhibition on March 15.

The Clover Park Technical College Interior Design program hosted its Winter Quarter Student Portfolio Exhibition March 15, giving students the opportunity to showcase their portfolios of work for classmates, community members and prospective employers.

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Interior Design Alum Turned Passion Into Career with CPTC and NWC&THS

Krissy Gala earned her Interior Design degree and high school diploma at the same time through CPTC and NWC&THS.

When you discover your passion and a career path to match, it helps to have the opportunity to get a head start towards that goal. That’s exactly what Krissy Gala did when she came to Clover Park Technical College and Northwest Career & Technical High School to study interior design.

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