Are you able to look at a space and visualize its potential? Do you enjoy designing and seeing a project through from start to finish? If so, the Interior Design Technology program might be right for you. The two-year program, offered both through fully online and in-person delivery methods, is structured around the professional standards of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

In the classroom, our experienced instructors will stimulate your imagination while showing you how to develop creative yet practical solutions to create healthy, productive and exciting living and working environments. With our hands-on approach to training, you’ll use laptops loaded with industry-standard software, put classroom theory into practice during group projects and gain valuable experience working on real-world design projects.

Unique Program Feature

Students who have graduated from the two-year Interior Design Technology program will only require one additional year to complete the Architectural Animation Technology program.  Graduates of the Architectural Animation Technology program will only require one additional year to complete the Interior Design Technology program. 

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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.

  • Interior Design Technologist
  • Home Stager and Decorator
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • Product Sales Representative
  • Residential and Commercial 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, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

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.

Royal Roads University

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Interior Design Technology diploma program who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and complete an additional 3-credit university level accounting or business math course are eligible to be admitted into the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University. For more information, please visit

Yorkville University

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Interior Design Technology diploma program are eligible to receive up to 72 credits towards the Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) at Yorkville University.

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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-1159Digital Ideation3
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
Writing 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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