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Interior Design

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.

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

Interior Design Bachelors Degree: 6 - 8 Quarters

Interior Design Associate AAT or AAS-T Degree: 6 Quarters

Kitchen & Bath Certificate: 1 Quarter

Sustainable Interior Design Certificate: 1 Quarter

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

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Interior Designer Career & Wage Details

*A Bachelor's Degree may be required

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

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Meet Your 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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Jaya Rose

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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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Justine Wiggins

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.

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

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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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