If you’re interested in a career that balances creativity with practical application, the Interior Design Technology diploma is for you. This interactive technology-based program will open your mind to space planning and great design. You’ll learn the necessary skills in drafting and software to succeed in design and technology industries.

Discover how to plan and design residential and commercial space, appropriate materials selection, colour and lighting application, design history, technical drafting, detailing and industry-standard software. This diploma program, based on the professional standards of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, will give you the skills to succeed in your career.

Unique Program Feature

Upon graduation from the two-year Interior Design Technology diploma program, students can complete an Architectural Animation Technology diploma in just one more year – earning two diplomas within three years!

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Career Opportunities

Our diploma program in Interior Design Technology will prepare you to work with design teams in a wide variety of fields.

  • Commercial Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Draftsperson
  • Interior Design Technologist
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • Millwork Designer
  • Product Sales Representative
  • Residential Designer
  • Space Planner

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120 hours

dedicated to an interior design practicum

2 student-designed homes

have been recognized with industry awards

Numerous opportunities

for Interior Design students to work with clients on real-world projects




Credential / Accreditation



2 years

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024


This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the Interior Design Technology program for the Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):

  • Grade 12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level Math)
Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded an Interior Design Technology diploma.

Lethbridge College

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Interior Design Technology diploma will only require one additional year to complete the Architectural Animation Technology diploma at Lethbridge College (course schedule permitting). 

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Interior Design Technology diploma, with a minimum GPA of 2.7, are eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Technology program at NAIT. Graduates must meet the competitive admission and selection requirements of the Bachelor of Technology at the time of application. Students should consult an Academic Advisor at NAIT for further information. 

Royal Roads University

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Interior Design Technology diploma, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of an additional 3-credit university level accounting or business math course, are eligible to receive block transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University  - provided all entrance criteria for admissions to Royal Roads University are met and space remains available. Students should consult Academic Advising at Royal Roads University or visit their website for further information. 

Yorkville University

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Interior Design Technology diploma are eligible to receive up to 72 credits towards the Bachelor of Interior Design at Yorkville University. Please contact an Academic Advisor at Yorkville University for more information. 

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Delivery Formats

The Interior Design Technology program is available through the following delivery methods.

Hyflex – AAT, IDT, VR Programs

All lectures for this program occur in a digital environment while labs are divided into face-to-face and online learning cohorts. Face-to-face labs are delivered through video conference to online learning cohorts.


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Year 1
Term I
IDM-1158Representations I3
IDM-1163Design History I3
IDM-1170Colour and Lighting3
IDM-1179Design Fundamentals3
IDM-1190Digital Drafting3
Term II
IDM-1159Representations II3
IDM-1167Interior Detailing I3
IDM-1173Design History II3
IDM-1181Residential Design Studio3
IDM-2255Materials and Finishes3
Year 2
Term I
Select 1 of the following:3
ENG-1159Writing for the Workplace 
IDM-1155Professional Practice3
IDM-2267Interior Detailing II3
IDM-2278Corporate Design Studio3
IDM-2290Bldg Information Modeling3
Term II
IDM-2275Digital Modelling and Animation3
IDM-2276Professional Portfolio3
IDM-2279Global Design Trends3
IDM-2287Hospitality Design Studio6
 Total Credits63
Practicum Experience Requirements

There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

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Tuition and Fees

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Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

A personal computer and a tablet/IPad and pencil bundle will be required to complete the Interior Design diploma program.

Email the Interior Design department for more information on specific costs.

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