Interior Design

Interior Design Careers

Our graduates work in residential design, contract design, or specialty areas such as kitchen design.

Graduates qualified by the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau would become registered interior designers.


Starting Wages: $25,000 - $45,000 per year*
Graduates are paid a salary, commission, or a combination.

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development

The U.S. Bureau of Labor forecasts a 19% growth in interior design jobs through 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations.


The AR-Jay Center Cedar Rapids, IA
Austin's Interiors and Design Waverly, IA
Kirk Gross Company Waterloo, IA
Office Concepts Waterloo, IA
Pottery Barn Chicago, IL
Tuohy Furniture, Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL
Woodharbor Cabinetry Urbandale, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 177
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Program Advisor

Judy Shirley
Black Hawk Hall 204
31-296-2329 ext.1456
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
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