Interior Design Drafting

The intent of the Interior Design Certificate is to train interior designers and architectural drafters in the technical side of interior design. This training will include developing skills in CAD, drafting, sketching, modeling, rendering, space planning, lighting, materials, textures, mapping, carpentry, tile setting, cabinet making, etc., as well as becoming knowledgeable in both residential and commercial design. A student completing this certificate will receive recognition as an interior design drafter. The Interior Design Drafting Certificate is intended for the non-professional decorator as well as the professional interior designer.

Program Information

Estimated Monthly Cost

Estimated Total Cost
Includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies

Estimated High School Cost

Average Wage

Completion Time
8-16 months (900 hours)

Campus Location(s)
Main Campus


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Additional Information

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Reading assessment of 10th grade level or higher or ACT score of 17.

To enroll, specify “Interior Design Drafting”.  Start dates are every other Monday.

Materials Need for the Program:

  • 5mm mechanical pencil Cartridge eraser (found in College Store)

Student Success Story:

In working in conjunction with the construction program, the instructors there were thoroughly impressed with 3 of the young ladies from the Interior Design Drafting program who were completing the construction portion for their certificate.  Nicole Patane, Michaela Mendoza, and Elizabeth Eyre worked hard, came up with great ideas and showed the young men within the construction program that girls can do this too.  The drafting program is very proud of the work these girls did and the impression they left within the construction program.

Employer Advisory Team
  • Amy Willis Interiors
  • ARW Engineers
  • ATK Launch Systems
  • Automated Structures
  • Case, Lowe & Hart, Inc.
  • Chromalox
  • Fresenius
  • Gem Buildings
  • JBT Aerotek
  • Nucor Building Systems
  • Ogden Blueprint and Supply Company
  • Richards Sheet Metal
  • Ridgeline Design
  • Salerno Architects

Program Instructor

Rex Thornock

Rex Thornock

Rex received a drafting certificate from the Ogden-Weber Area Vocational Center in 1987. He had nine years of industry experience as a CAD drafter at the following companies: Chromalox (Ogden), Fram Inc. (Clearfield), Bourn’s Sensors/Controls (Ogden), and KHI Engineers (Salt Lake) prior to receiving the CAD drafting instructor position here at the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College in 1996. In 2006, he received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Design Graphics Engineering Technology from Weber State University. He currently holds a 2010 Professional Educator License for the State of Utah, Level 2 for Career and Technical Education with a Drafting/CAD endorsement.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.