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College of Technology and Design

Course Syllabus

IDB461 - Internship/CO-OP

Credit Hours: 4

Course Description

This course provides students the opportunity to work in a professional business setting to gain professional experience in the field of interior design. The student is responsible for searching an appropriate internship location and the site of the internship must be approved by the department chair. Students are required to work a minimum of 120 hours of practical, on-the-job training. (For students wishing to obtain KBA certification, the minimum number of externship hours is 160, per NKBA standards.) Employers with industry-specific credentials are desired. Course work involves journaling, weekly assignments, and performance appraisals from employers.

Course Prerequisites

Must be taken in the final quarter or Department Chair Approval

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Assessment of Outcomes

Specified on the course schedule/outline

Grading System
Letter GradeRangeDefinition
A 90-100 Excellent
B 80-89 Above Average
C 70-79 Average
D 60-69 Below Average
F 0-59 Failing
W Withdrawal during weeks 1 - 7
WF Withdrawal failing after week 7
NF Failing – Not actively engaged

For more details about the Grading System, please see the current catalog.

Active Participation

Students must be actively engaged in the course. For a definition of active engagement, please see the current catalog.

Academic Integrity

Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses against the University’s academic integrity and are consequently strictly prohibited. All students must familiarize themselves with the University policy on Academic Integrity.

Penalties for cheating and plagiarism are described in the University policy on Academic Integrity in the catalog. They include failure of the assignment, failure for the course, or dismissal from the University. For the complete Cheating/Plagiarism policy, please see the current catalog.

Students with Disabilities

Students who have disabilities that may impact their performance in this course should follow the process described under the heading Accommodations for the Disabled in the current catalog.

Discipline (Program) Specific Information


Date of last review: 07/26/2021