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: 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:

  1. create architectural plans and renderings to successfully communicate design ideas.
  2. develop design solutions utilizing the principles and elements of design.
  3. evaluate interior building construction concepts and their impact on design solutions.
  4. analyze kitchen and bath historical styles and current design trends to determine the appropriate style and product for the end user.
  5. evaluate the accepted ethical standards and business conduct of a professional kitchen and bath designer.
  6. select appropriate cabinet styles, types, construction methods, materials, sizes, and hardware.
  7. develop the skills necessary to bring projects from initial contact to successful completion.
  8. select materials from specification sheets for kitchen and bath products as related to cost, size, client needs, energy, safety, and design.
Program Requirements
ART 154Architectural Graphics and Technology I3
ART 151Interior Design I3
ART 155Bath Design3
ART 156Advanced Kitchen Design3
AT 251Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design3
ART 186Building Systems and Construction for Interior Designers3
AT 151Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods3
AT 152Lighting Design3
ART 158Workplace Learning: Kitchen and Bath Design3
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Selling
Principles of Marketing
Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture
Total Credit Hours30

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.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 154 Architectural Graphics and Technology I3Reading ProficiencyIt is recommended that ART 154 be taken at the same time as ART 151
ART 151 Interior Design I3Prior or concurrent enrollment in ART 154 and Reading Proficiency
AT 251 Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design3Reading ProficiencyThis course is only offered in fall semesters (second eight weeks)
AT 151 Interior Specifications, Materials, and Methods3Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MKT 104 Principles of Selling
or Principles of Marketing
or Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture
3Reading Proficiency
ART 156 Advanced Kitchen Design3ART 151, ART 154, and Reading ProficiencyOnly offered in Spring semesters
ART 155 Bath Design3ART 151, ART 154, and Reading ProficiencyOnly offered in Spring semesters
ART 186 Building Systems and Construction for Interior Designers3Reading ProficiencyOnly offered in Spring semesters
AT 152 Lighting Design3ART 151 and Reading ProficiencyOnly offered in Spring semesters
Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 158 Workplace Learning: Kitchen and Bath Design3ART 155, ART 156, AT 251, and Reading ProficiencyInternship course - see program coordinator for permission to complete this course prior to completion of ART 155 and ART 156
Credit Hours3
Total Credit Hours30

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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.