Kitchen and Bath Design, Certificate of Proficiency
The Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate of Proficiency program emphasizes the visual and oral communication skills necessary for the development of functional and aesthetically pleasing residential kitchen and bath designs. Students will become familiar with trade, professional, and industry resources available both locally and nationally.
Persons interested in this program should have a strong desire to work with people, enjoy functional problem solving, and appreciate the impact of design in our environment.
Students will become student members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) exam. Graduates are qualified for entry level positions in the residential kitchen and bath design field. This program is fully accredited by the NKBA.
Cost of Attendance. For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.
Program Career and Salary Information. Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.
The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
- create architectural plans and renderings to successfully communicate design ideas.
- develop design solutions utilizing the principles and elements of design.
- evaluate interior building construction concepts and their impact on design solutions.
- analyze kitchen and bath historical styles and current design trends to determine the appropriate style and product for the end user.
- evaluate the accepted ethical standards and business conduct of a professional kitchen and bath designer.
- select appropriate cabinet styles, types, construction methods, materials, sizes, and hardware.
- develop the skills necessary to bring projects from initial contact to successful completion.
- select materials from specification sheets for kitchen and bath products as related to cost, size, client needs, energy, safety, and design.
|ART 154||Architectural Graphics and Technology I||3|
|ART 151||Interior Design I||3|
|ART 155||Bath Design||3|
|ART 156||Advanced Kitchen Design||3|
|AT 251||Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design||3|
|ART 186||Building Systems and Construction for Interior Designers||3|
|AT 151||Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods||3|
|AT 152||Lighting Design||3|
|ART 158||Workplace Learning: Kitchen and Bath Design||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Principles of Selling|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
PLEASE NOTE: If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2021, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements. Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.
|ART 154||Architectural Graphics and Technology I||3||Reading Proficiency||It is recommended that ART 154 be taken at the same time as ART 151|
|ART 151||Interior Design I||3||Prior or concurrent enrollment in ART 154 and Reading Proficiency|
|AT 251||Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design||3||Reading Proficiency||This course is only offered in fall semesters (second eight weeks)|
|AT 151||Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods||3||Reading Proficiency|
|MKT 104|| Principles of Selling|
or Principles of Marketing
or Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture
|ART 156||Advanced Kitchen Design||3||ART 151, ART 154, and Reading Proficiency||Only offered in Spring semesters|
|ART 155||Bath Design||3||ART 151, ART 154, and Reading Proficiency||Only offered in Spring semesters|
|ART 186||Building Systems and Construction for Interior Designers||3||Reading Proficiency||Only offered in Spring semesters|
|AT 152||Lighting Design||3||ART 151 and Reading Proficiency||Only offered in Spring semesters|
|ART 158||Workplace Learning: Kitchen and Bath Design||3||ART 155, ART 156, AT 251, and Reading Proficiency||Internship course - see program coordinator for permission to complete this course prior to completion of ART 155 and ART 156|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.
*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.