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.

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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

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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New students 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)
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. 

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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Course Title Credits
Year 1
Term I
IDM-1158 Representations I 3
IDM-1163 Design History I 3
IDM-1170 Colour and Lighting 3
IDM-1179 Design Fundamentals 3
IDM-2255 Materials and Finishes 3
  Credits 15
Term II
IDM-1159 Digital Ideation 3
IDM-1167 Interior Detailing I 3
IDM-1173 Design History II 3
IDM-1181 Residential Design Studio 3
IDM-1190 Digital Drafting 3
  Credits 15
Year 2
Term I
Select 1 of the following: 3
Writing for the Workplace  
IDM-1155 Professional Practice 3
IDM-2267 Interior Detailing II 3
IDM-2278 Corporate Design Studio 3
IDM-2290 Bldg Information Modeling 3
  Credits 15
Term II
IDM-2275 Digital Modelling and Animation 3
IDM-2276 Professional Portfolio 3
IDM-2277 Practicum 3
IDM-2279 Global Design Trends 3
IDM-2287 Hospitality Design Studio 6
  Credits 18
  Total Credits 63
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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