Kitchen and Bath Design, Certificate of Proficiency
This skill-oriented program emphasizes visual and oral communication skills necessary for the development of functional and aesthetically pleasing residential kitchen and bath design. 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. Previous drawing, design, drafting or computer courses are also helpful.
Students will become student members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the AKBD (Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer) exam. Graduates are qualified for entry level positions in the residential kitchen and bath design field. This program is fully accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
- be academically prepared for an entry level career in kitchen and bath design.
- develop and apply free-hand drafting, hand drafting, computer drafting, rendering, and oral presentation skills to successfully communicate design ideas.
- successfully apply the principles and elements of design to design solutions.
- gain and apply knowledge of interior building construction and systems to design solutions.
- apply knowledge of kitchen and bath historical styles and current design trends.
- demonstrate 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.
- demonstrate application of skills necessary to bring projects from initial contact to successful completion.
- demonstrates competence in reading, ordering, and selecting materials from specification sheets for kitchen and bath products as related to cost, size, client needs, energy, safety, and design.
|ARC 110||Architectural Graphics||3|
|ART 186||Building Systems and Construction for Interior Designers||3|
|ART 151||Interior Design I||3|
|ART 155||Bath Design||3|
|ART 156||Advanced Kitchen Design||3|
|AT 151||Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods||3|
|AT 152||Lighting Design||3|
|AT 251||Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath 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 I|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
|ARC 110||Architectural Graphics||3||Reading Proficiency.||Recommended that ARC 110 be taken at the same time as ART 151|
|ART 151||Interior Design I||3||Prior or concurrent enrollment in ARC 110 and Reading Proficiency.|
|AT 151||Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|ART 156||Advanced Kitchen Design||3||ARC 110, ART 151 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||Reading Proficiency.||Only offered in Spring semesters|
|ART 155||Bath Design||3||ART 151, prior or concurrent enrollment in ARC 110 and Reading Proficiency.||Only offered in Fall semesters; Apply for graduation|
|AT 251||Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design||3||Reading Proficiency.||Only offered in Fall semesters|
|MKT 104|| Principles of Selling|
or Principles of Marketing
or Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture I
|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.