Kitchen and Bath Design

A close-up of display faucets in a kitchen and bath gallery showroom. You can also see a tour group standing behind the faucets.

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


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About the Program

Kitchen & Bath Design is a certificate program that 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, 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 and online at East Campus.

This Kitchen & Bath Design program is not only an affiliated NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) college but is also an NKBA Founding College. The 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.

Kitchen & Bath Design Information Sessions

Free and open to the public. Sessions are offered several times a year and will be held in Room E1314, the east campus in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. RSVP for a Kitchen & Bath Design information session to learn more about the program! If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Krohn. Out-of-state students must contact Margaret Krohn to obtain the KBD Info Session information prior to applying to the College.

2024 virtual session dates are listed below:

  • Monday, April 8, 11 am
  • Monday, May 20, 11 am
  • Monday, June 24, 11 am
  • Monday, July 22, 11 am

Register for information sessions

Please contact Margaret at to have information mailed to you and for any questions.


Century College KBD Program in the News

Planning for Your Program

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)

Kitchen & Bath Industry Show & Conference (KBIS)

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Kitchen & Bath Designs Program Testimonials


Kitchen & Bath program presentation in the classroom.

Potential Job Titles

Teacher lecturing on tile samples.
  • Kitchen and Bath Specialist
  • CKBD - Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer - Upon completion of the NKBA Certification Exam

Salary Data 

Certified Kitchen and Bath Specialist/ Designer
Entry-level (Specialist): $50,000 - $65,000+
CKBD (Certified): $87,000+/ year

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Additional Requirements

  • Students will be required to have a laptop computer that meets the specifications required by the program for use throughout the duration of the program.
  • Attendance at a free Kitchen and Bath Program Information Session conducted by faculty is required to learn more about the program. (See dates above) If you are out of state or cannot attend an information session, you must email Margaret Krohn to have the information sent and to discuss the program. Application to the College must be completed and accepted by the College. Enrollment for new students begins in May for the Fall (August) start. Students should register by the end of May to ensure placement in the program.

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