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Interior Design Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will explore their creativity in the field of interior design. Students will develop skills in applying the elements, tools, and principles of design to interiors including, architecture, furniture styles and constructions, surface treatments and backgrounds, design and functions of space and lighting.

You Will Learn
  • Identification of the elements and principles of design.
  • Housing choices and area planning.
  • Design and function of interior space.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Interior Design - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is the Student Leadership Organization for Family and Consumer Sciences. FCCLA provides students with opportunities to attain knowledge skills, and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in life, as well as promoting personal growth and leadership.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Architect
  • Display Designer
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • Furniture Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Photographer
  • Retail Manager
  • Set Designer
Workforce Trends
Interior design is a small occupation with a very small number of job openings each year, although employment of interior designers is expected to increase 19 percent for all occupations through 2016. Economic expansion, growing homeowner wealth, and an increased interest in interior design will increase demand for designers.

Source: Choices and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition

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