Kitchen and Bath Designer

Certificate Program
KAB1

Program Description
The kitchen & bath designer certificate is a program in the applied visual arts that prepares graduates for employment in the kitchen and bath industry. The kitchen & bath designer certificate provides learning opportunities in knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for working in this specialized design area. Students will learn presentation standards, construction and mechanical systems, basics of kitchen and bath design, materials, lighting, universal and theme design applications, software technology, and business practices. Industry internships are required in the kitchen and bath field. The kitchen & bath designer certificate emphasizes a combination of kitchen and bath design theory and practical application necessary for successful employment and those seeking their certification in kitchen and bath design. Certified Kitchen Designers (CKD) and/or Certified Bath Designers (CBD) will qualify to take exam(s) following completion of this program and the required years of industry experience. (Program Length: 3 Semesters Minimum)

Note: Technical courses in this program are subject to a livework/supply reimbursement charge.

Students must complete COMP 1000 and all developmental requirements prior to entry. Individuals may enroll with or without prior experience in the kitchen or bath field. Similar courses can be transferred in from other institutions upon agreement with the program director. INDS 1145 requires completion of MATH 1012, MATH 1100, MATH 1111 or equivalent as a prerequisite.

Employment Opportunities
Independent kitchen and bath designer, retail kitchen and bath designer, retail kitchen and bath dealer/owner, supplier/manufacturer display designer, custom build/installer, coordinator or project manager, showroom representative, marketing, sales or sales representative

CURRICULUM

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
(39 CREDIT HOURS)

1st SEMESTER
14 Hours

COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers

INDS 1115 Tech Drawing/Interior Designer

INDS 2500 Basic Resident Kitchen & Bath Design

INDS 1120 Codes & Build Systems/Interiors

2nd SEMESTER
8 Hours

INDS 2510 Kitchen & Bath Solutions Technology

INDS 1130 Materials and Resources


3rd SEMESTER
4 Hours

INDS 2505 Advanced Kitchen & Bath Design

4th SEMESTER
13 Hours

INDS 2515 Kitchen & Bath Studio

INDS 2240 Business Practices Design Prof

INDS 1175 Kitchen & Bath Internship



39 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

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