Our Fundamentals of Design Online Course is Now Available
Stay tuned for our next offering!
AIID is proud to announce that we just successfully completed our first ever 100% online course, ID100—Fundamentals of Design! We would like to thank all those who participated and gave us feedback on how we did. Our goal is to build the premier online certificate program in Interior Design, and we are well on our way! See the FAQs below for answers to questions we are commonly asked about our upcoming online program. We will provide periodic updates as we get closer to our launch date.
When will the online Interior Design program be available?
We are anticipating a release date of 9/14/20.
Will the online Interior Design program be accredited?
Yes. We are going through the accreditation process now for the online program. It will have the same accreditation as our classroom program (ACCSC).
Will the online program have the same courses as the classroom program?
It will have a very similar course structure to the current classroom program, but there will be some changes due to the nature of distance education.
Will the online program have the same number of credits as the classroom program and take the same amount of time?
The online program will have 30 semester credits and take 34 weeks to complete at full time, whereas the classroom program is 28 semester credits and takes 27 weeks.
Will the credits be transferrable between classroom program and online program?
No. The classroom program has courses that vary anywhere between 1.0 and 5.5 semester credits. For the online program, we will standardize all courses to count as 2.0 semester credits. This will help bring AIID more in line with traditional college structure that most people are familiar with.
Will the online program have the same graduation document and credentials as the classroom program?
Yes. The online program will be a Certificate program.
Will the online program cost the same as the classroom program?
Not exactly the same, but the cost will be similar.
Will the online program still have the same "rolling enrollment" structure as the classroom program?
No. We will be moving to a semester-based schedule for the online program.
How many semesters will the online program have in a given calendar year. In other words, how many possible start dates will there be?
We are planning for 7 semesters during each calendar year, with a 1 week break between each semester, and a 4 week break between mid-December and mid-January.
If I have a 1-week vacation that falls in the middle of one of my semesters, will I still be able to enroll in that semester?
Yes. As mentioned above, each course will be divided into 2-week blocks, so you can “miss” any given week and still be able to use the week after to catch up for each course. Alternatively, since it is an online program, you might even find some downtime during your vacation to fit in some school work. Of course, it is always best to schedule vacations around your school schedule. Remember, there is a 1 week break between each semester, and a 4 week break between mid-December and mid-January.