Welcome to FCCJ Kent Campus—Jacksonville’s Home for Interior Design Education
About the Interior Design Technology program at FCCJ • There are over 200 designated Interior Design majors, representing a wide range of nationalities, ages, and backgrounds. • Interior Design Technology Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation. • The active and profitable interior design marketplace in Jacksonville draws heavily upon Kent Campus graduates for its workforce.
Curriculum Overview • Elements and principles of design • Programming and space planning • Technical knowledge and skills • Selection & specification of materials, furniture, fixtures, & equipment • Electronic, visual communication • Design history • Business principles and practices • Health, safety and welfare codes
Instructional Activities • Lectures • Lab Activities • Projects and Presentation Boards • Electronic Drafting • Internships (require 255 supervised hours). • Field Trips • Guest Speakers
About the Interior Design Profession • The profession involves multi-faceted, creative and technical abilities to produce an interior space that fulfills any projects’ goals. • Interior Designers make commercial, residential, social and work areas more attractive, functional, and safe. • A successful Interior Designer must have imagination, creativity, determination and an eye for detail, as well as a sense of balance and proportion, and an ability to think in three dimension—all skills developed through the program at FCCJ—Kent Campus.
Professional Opportunities in Interior Design • Interior Designers may work in design firms, architectural firms, commercial furniture, retail stores or as independent designers. • Other jobs opportunities include: interior decorating, space planning, CAD operators, display, retail branding, and project management, among many others. • National Statistics show that 50% of Interior Designers earn between $27,000 and $31,000 • The top 10% earn more than $35,000
Professional Organizations in Jacksonville • ASID American Society of Interior Designers www.asid.org • IIDA International Interior Design Association www.iida.org • Both of these professional organizations allow FCCJ interior design students to participate in their activities, providing first-hand information on local interior design activity and local professional contacts.
Settings Designed for Professional Success State-of-the-art facilities, including this smart classroom, are dedicated to the interior design program and provide students an extraordinary opportunity to be on the cutting-edge of design technology.
The Benefits of Enrolling in Interior Design at FCCJ:An Overview • Quality Faculty • State-of-the-Art Technology • Small Class Size • Convenient Location • Economical Tuition
Getting Started at FCCJ—Kent Campus • Application • Financial Aid • Scholarship • CPT Testing • Advising • http://www.fccj.edu/ • email@example.com