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Interior Design

Our Interior Design Degree is an inexpensive way to start an exciting career.

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Visit the Program

Our next program info session for Interior Design is November 9 at 3 p.m. in Building 19, Room 210 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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You can start the Interior Design Degree Fall or Spring quarter. The Kitchen and Bath Certificate is offered every spring quarter, and the Sustainable Interior Design Certificate is offered every quarter online.

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Interior Design 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

Interior Designer

Median annual pay in Washington:

$52,800* per year.

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Career Pathway

*A Bachelor's Degree might be required

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

What You'll Learn

Our Interior Design Program prepares students for careers in design and architectural firms, home-furnishing venues and with contractors.

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Stories About Our Interior Design Program

Interior Design Exhibition Showcases Student Work

The Clover Park Technical College Rotunda became a showcase for student portfolios on Aug. 26, as six students wrapping up their time in the Interior Design program exhibited their work for potential employers, alumni and members of the campus community.

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Interior Design Alumni Share Experiences

Inter Design Alumni

The Clover Park Technical College interior design program received a special visit Friday morning. Four recent alumni returned to campus to share their career experiences since graduation and answer questions from current students.

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Student Takes CPTC Degree to Japan

International student returns home to Japan with Interior Design degree.

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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!

Interior Design Degree (AAT or AAS-T)

Kitchen & Bath Certificate

Sustainable Interior Design Certificate

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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