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Delivery: Daytime or online courses
Start: Fall Semester Only; Full- or Part-Time

Kitchen and Bath Design — Certificate (30 credits)

About the Program

Kitchen & Bath Design is an NKBA accredited certificate program which prepares you for entry level and advanced positions in the Kitchen & Bath Design Industry. This program includes the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for working in this specialized design area. Course content includes presentation standards (hand-drafting techniques), computer-aided drafting, construction and mechanical systems, basics of kitchen and bath design, materials and estimation, lighting, universal design and theme application, and business practices for the kitchen and bathroom industry. As a culmination of all of these courses, an internship within a kitchen and/or bath-related firm is required. Kitchen and Bath Design courses are offered daytime at East Campus and online.

Interested in a career in the dynamic field of Kitchen & Bath Design? Check out Century's nationally-recognized KBD program. RSVP to attend a KBD Information Session. Free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact, 651.748.2600.

Out-of-state students must contact Margaret Krohn to obtain the KBD Info Session information prior to applying to the college.

Kitchen & Bath Design information sessions offered on these dates and will be held in Room E1314:

draftingTuesday, November 10th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, 5:00 pm
Friday, February 19th, 2016, 11:00 am
Friday, March 4th, 2016, 11:00 am
Friday, April 29th, 2016, 11:00 am
Monday, May 16th, 2016, 11:00 am
Friday, June 24th, 2016, 11:00 am


This Kitchen & Bath Design program is accredited by NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association). Basic competencies of this program are based on the specifications encouraged by NKBA, and are supported by the use of their reference and resource materials.

Potential Job Titles

NKBA-Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer

Salary Data

(seven county metro area -

Learning Outcomes

Kitchen and Bath Design - Certificate 30 hours

  • Demonstrates the academic and industry proficiency at an entry level in kitchen and bath design knowledge, skills, and abilities and qualifies to apply for the AKBD exam.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities in new design challenges.
  • Identify and interpret ethical, social, and professional issues associated within the kitchen and bath design industry.
  • Demonstrates the understanding of construction, business and project management, and Kitchen and Bath Product Knowledge as it relates to the industry.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basics of design within a given space.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Assessment score placement in MATH 0030 or completion of MATH 0010 with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher for those without prior higher education. Those individuals with prior higher education/college credits may  be exempt with proof of course completion; official transcripts from all prior colleges must be sent to the college for exemption evaluation.
  2. Admission to the Kitchen and Bath Design program requires a student to attend an information session (also available on-line). Pre-register for this information session by contacting faculty via their email.
  3. Students will be required to have a laptop computer, as per the specification required by the program, to use throughout the duration of the program.

Gainful Employment Program Information

Related Programs

Interior Design

Contact Information

Admissions Office 651.773.1700 Room 2350 West
Advising & Counseling Center 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information

Margaret Krohn651.748.2600margaret.krohn@century.eduRoom 2332 East