Kitchen & Bath Certificate

Kitchen and Bath Design Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code : INTKB-CC
CIP: 0450040805
Educational Plan: INTKB-CC

Program Description

The Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate Program prepares individuals for entry-level and advanced positions in the kitchen and bath design industry. The program focuses on the knowledge, skills and aptitudes necessary for working in this specialized design area. These credits may be used to reduce the time of experience needed before a working designer is permitted to sit for the certification exam(s). This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Interior Design Technology.

Available Courses
Required Courses
This course is designed specifically for interior design students. It will aid the student in developing an understanding of basic principles with applications in the preparation of drawings, use and care of instruments and equipment, lettering, sectional views, detailing, lighting, plumbing and the use of schedules. Student must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to familiarize the interior design student with the materials and interior finishes used in both residential and commercial applications. Emphasis is placed on product knowledge and characteristics, building systems and indoor environmental quality. Cost estimation, fabrication techniques and installation methods will be introduced. As a result, students will foster professional terminology. A variety of field trips and/or guest speakers will be scheduled to enhance class lectures. Lab fee required.
This specialized design course for kitchens and baths utilizes the understanding of basic elements and principles to create spaces the consumer wants. One must learn to blend architectural styles, colors and themes with function and purpose. Lab fee required.
Completed project documents assist the designer with presenting a professional presentation to the client through drafting a set of plans that will help the client and trades understand the project. Drafting techniques will be utilized. Lab fee required.
Knowledge of construction and systems is essential in kitchen and bath design. An understanding of foundation-to-roof construction, wiring, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning must be integrated. This first course discusses building codes, healthy houses, foundations and floor systems, wall systems, building materials and project estimating. Lab fee required.
In this course students will demonstrate the mastery of design principles and technical skill sets acquired throughout the Kitchen and Bath Certificate program on a comprehensive project. The capstone project shall exhibit the highest levels of problem-solving, design development according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) standards and the knowledge of specialized kitchen and bath products, appliances, equipment and materials. An emphasis will be placed on safety and function.
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
An important element of kitchen and bathroom design is function. The proper planning of mechanical systems (electrical, heating/ventilation/cooling, lighting and plumbing) will make the spaces safe and efficient. Lab fee required.
Certain standards must be adhered to in order to ensure kitchen and bathroom space is functional and safe. Use of kitchen and bath guidelines from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) provides universal design criteria that retains area comfort and attractiveness. Lab fee required.
This course will introduce the kitchen and bath design student to the latest industry standard software. The student will learn basic commands and functions for use with two-dimensional drawings such as floor plans and elevations. Lab fee required.
Specialized information will be presented on establishing and maintaining a successful interior design business with emphasis on resume writing, cover letters, development of an individual business and preparation of a bank loan. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.

IND 29## Cooperative Education Internship in National Kitchen and Bath Design

(Choice of IND 2946, IND 2947 for a total of 6 credits)

Total Credits:
This program has been identified as a U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program. For more information, visit

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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Information Request

Holly Rodwick
Interior Design Program Manager
Fax: 407.708.2449
Office: HEA331