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  Sep 24, 2023
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Entrepreneurship in Interior Design (4106) (A.T.C.)

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Advanced Technical Certificate

This is a Selective Access program.


The mission of the Entrepreneurship in Interior Design program is to educate, train, and develop students for careers in the interior design industry related to running an interior design business. The purpose of the program is to educates students on the business side of design and prepare students for employment in the interior design, architecture or construction industry that leads to state licensing and registration as an interior designer. The program may also be used to provide supplemental or required training for persons previously or currently employed within the career cluster.

The Program

The Advanced Technical Certificate (A.T.C.) is exclusively for the student who has earned an associate’s degree from an accredited institution and is seeking to further enhance their education and career training.  The curriculum focuses on the study of business concepts and their application to interior design entrepreneurs.  The program focuses on financial accounting, computer applications for business and economics, principles of management and marketing, project management as well as hands-on training and field experiences. This balanced approach enhances the educational experience and provides a sound foundation for distinctive success in the field of interior design. 

A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all professional coursework.

The Career

With an Entrepreneurship in Interior Design Advanced Technical Certificate, graduates may qualify for entry-level positions with interior design studios, architectural firms, furniture and design showrooms, and other businesses specializing in interior furnishings. Types of employment include interior designer (if a minimum A.S. in interior design is also completed), interior design office manager, interior design project manager, interior design expeditor and procurement.

Application Procedure

This is a Selective Access program option. Only those who meet the criteria below are eligible to be admitted. Applicants must submit an application for admission into A.T.C. in Entrepreneurship in Interior Design program. The following criteria apply:

  1. Applicants must have graduated with at least an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Applicants must have a 2.0 overall grade point average.

Need More Information? Contact:

Theresa Menotte, Professor of Interior Design, (904) 381-3509 or

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded an advanced technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Students must fulfill the specific program requirements as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  3. Completed the required courses as set forth in the curriculum.
  4. Completed at least one-fourth (25 percent) of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  5. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  • Students who enter under the (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 academic year. The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.


This certificate articulates directly into the Business Administration (2213) (A.S.)  degree. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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