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  • Kitchen & Bath Design

    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 College's nationally-recognized KBD program at an information session: 

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, 651-748-2600. Out-of-state students must contact Margaret Krohn to obtain the KBD Info Session information prior to applying to the College.

Register for information sessions


Century College KBD Program in the News

NKBA Recognizes Excellence in Education and Names 2015 Top College (10/3/2016)


Carol Booms
Carol Booms - Kitchen & Bath Design Alum

"Through weekly field trips, guest speakers, and the backing of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Century’s Kitchen and Bath Design degree is on the cutting edge of what is going on in the industry." 

Interior Design Alumni
Tami Holsten - Kitchen & Bath Design and Interior Design Alum

“Century College gave me the tools to go forward and have a successful business.”


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


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Potential Job Titles

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  • NKBA-Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer

Salary Data

NKBA-Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer
Average Wage: $87,000/year (with CKD/CBD certification)

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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.


  1. Students with a prior degree (AAS-PhD level) are exempt from Assessment Testing. Individuals with prior higher education/college credits may be exempt with proof of course completion. Student must send official transcript of the degree earned to the DARS/Transfer Department at Century College for evaluation. If no appropriate prior degree/credits, students must complete Assessment Test in Math and English:
    • Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or Elementary Algebra assessment score of 76 or higher
      OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070 or above
      OR completion of MATH 0010 or MATH 0015 (previously) or MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of “C” or higher.
    • We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a Math course. Contact the Advising, Counseling and Career Center at 651.779.3285, West 2410.
    • Assessment score placement in English 1021, or completion of English 0090 with a grade of “C” or higher.
  2. 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 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.
  3. 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.