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Welcome to Opportunities in Interior Design

At Saddleback College, students can earn up to three different levels of interior design certification, as well as an associate degree in this in-demand field. Grads go on to work in design firms, and even own their own companies, performing residential and commercial design for homes, hotels, restaurants, showrooms, and more.

The need for interior designers is especially urgent in California, which ranks among the top five states for both abundance of employment opportunities and highest salaries in this industry. 

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$29,580 - $118,660

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Interior Designer

Set Designer

Industrial Designer

Museum Conservator

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Restoration Hardware

Design Within Reach

Armani Exchange

Many More!

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Yes! Interior Design grads are finding success in these careers and more.

Interior Designer - $60,360

Commercial / Industrial Designer - $70,410

Set and Exhibit Designer - $58,910

Merchandise Displayer and Window Trimmer - $29,580

Manufacturer’s Sales Representative - $60,330

Museum Conservator - $45,370

Art Director (w/ further education) - $118,660

Saddleback College’s Interior Design department offers an associate degree and three certificates of achievement. 

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Interior Design page.

  • Interior Design Level III (Associate in Science)
  • Interior Design Level I - Interiors Merchandising (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Interior Design Level II - Interior Design Assistant (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Interior Design Level III - Interior Design Professional (Certificate of Achievement)

LPA, Inc. * Ware Malcomb * Gensler * The Home Depot * Restoration Hardware * Sherwin-Williams * Lamps Plus * Design Within Reach * Bassman Blaine Home * Jackson Design & Remodeling * Barclay Butera Interiors * Armani Exchange * And Many More! *

The Interior Design Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Farida Gabdrakhmanova, Department Chair - (949) 582-4615

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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