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Interior Design Certificate




Visualize beautiful and functional surroundings created by you. Whether you are searching for new career skills or knowledge for personal use, this program is certain to provide useful content and creative ideas. Learn the essentials of color, design elements, and design principles.

Professionals will show you how to make the best decorating decisions for you, your friends, and your clients. Acquire an understanding of lighting and basic drawing and drafting. Also, build computer-generated models of interior spaces.

Take the 5-course series or just one course:

Career Opportunities:

  • An assistant to building professionals such as interior designers, contractors, and architects.
  • A sales representative for wallpaper, paint, carpet, lighting, furniture, and fabric stores; office furnishing and space planning suppliers; architectural offices, etc.

"I felt very comfortable coming into the class, even with COVID-19 happening!!"

– Interior Design Participant

"The instructor gave a good overview
of architectural design and explained
its relevancy to interior design."

– Interior Space Planning Participant



This program is not preparatory for the NCIDQ exam, nor does it provide individuals with the credentials to be identified as a Registered Interior Designer, a title awarded only by the Alabama State Board of Interior Design.


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Laura Frederick

Laura Frederick earned a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from Radford University and a Master’s in Interior Design from Arizona State University. She has over 15 years of experience in design across several design disciplines and now enjoys teaching future Interior Designers as an Adjunct Faculty for the Interior Design and Architecture Program at the University of North Alabama in Florence. Laura teaches Interior Design Fundamentals and Design Development Practices.

Darryl Bird

Darryl Bird is a partner with Arcspace Studio, LLC. He is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is licensed to practice in Alabama and Tennessee. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEEDAP). Darryl teaches Interior Space Planning and Design and Architecture.

Courtney Green

Courtney Green holds a B.S. in Interior Design from Auburn University. She is experienced in using multiple design programs to generate interior and architectural plans. Currently she works for Premier Surfaces as Senior Designer and Sales and has 14 plus years of experience in residential design with a focus on kitchen and bath design. Courtney teaches Fundamentals of Digital Interior Design.