Interior Design

Why Interior Design at DCTC?

The Interior Design program at DCTC provides exceptional value. You will acquire the skills you need for a rewarding job as an interior designer while connecting with business and industry pros. You will learn from professional interior designers with years of experience working in the field. Interior Design at DCTC is the perfect blend of creativity and technology at a smart price.

Quick Facts

  • Median pay for interior designers in the U.S. is nearly $47,000/year. (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics).

  • Employment for interior designers is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020 (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics).

  • The cost to attend DCTC's Interior Design program per year is roughly one quarter that of a comparable program offered at a private trade school in Minnesota.

  • DCTC's Interior Design program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, or NKBA. The program was one of only sixteen colleges and universities in the United States awarded the prestigious NKBA Excellence in Education award in 2012.

  • Instructor Anne Farniok, ASID, IIDA, CID, Leed AP, has a bachelor's degree in interior design from the University of Minnesota and more than 20 years of experience in corporate and residential interiors; check out her bio.

  • The program is affiliated with key professional organizations such as the International Interior Design Association, or IIDA, and NEWH, the hospitality industry network, giving students clear pathways to network with industry pros and insiders.

  • Internship opportunities are available for students wishing to gain invaluable experience and make a great impression at a firm or company while attending college.

  • Preparing students for careers in interior design for more than 35 years, the Interior Design program at DCTC has established a topnotch reputation in the industry.