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Interior Design Kitchen and Bath

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Interior Design Kitchen and Bath is intended to provide students with the knowledge and creative skills important to planning and developing kitchen and bath design solutions. The program prepares students for entry-level career in a kitchen and bath studio including, but not limited to, kitchen and bath planning, retail sales, and wholesale sales, or to advance within related job fields. Students will study design principles and elements, color theory, drawing, space planning, industry guidelines and standards, and other factors utilized in kitchen and bath design. The program helps to prepare students for National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) certifications. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Interior Design Kitchen and Bath (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5070
Total Credits Required
30
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Plan kitchen and bath spaces that integrate furnishings, fixtures, finishes, and equipment according to client needs.
  2. Plan kitchens and baths using the elements and principles of design.
  3. Interpret information gathered through research to generate solutions for problems related to kitchen and bath planning.
  4. Apply knowledge of environmentally responsible and sustainable practices to solve problems related to kitchen and bath planning.
  5. Express ideas and their rationale according to architecture, interior design, and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) standards through visual media including ideation, sketches, drawings, renderings, and plans.
  6. Collaborate with individuals and professionals to solve problems related to kitchen and bath planning.
  7. Integrate criticism in an effective manner to refine solutions related to kitchen and bath planning.
  8. Recognize industry accepted professional ethics and conduct.
  9. Employ estimating, budget coordination, and information management to complete a design project related to kitchens and baths.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Administrative Services and Facilities Managers

$84,390

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

$55,040

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC141 or
INT100
Architectural CAD I: Introduction or Interior Design Drafting Critical course 3
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Gateway course 3
INT145 Drawing and Rendering Critical course 3
COM100 or
COM263 or
EPS150 or
INT115 or
INT120 or
INT150 or
INT215 or
MGT253
Introduction to Human Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication or Introduction to Entrepreneurship or Historical Architecture and Furniture or Modern Architecture and Furniture or Color and Design or Professional Practices or Owning and Operating a Small Business Select one course from the following: SB or C, G, SB or HU or HU 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC142 or
INT140
Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations or Introduction to CAD for Interior Design 3
INT122 Digital Visualization for Design Critical course 3
INT190 Space Planning Critical course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT211 Interior Materials and Specifications Critical course 3
INT230 Presentation Techniques 3
INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design Critical course 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC141 or
INT100
Architectural CAD I: Introduction or Interior Design Drafting Critical course 3
INT105 Introduction to Interior Design Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT145 Drawing and Rendering Critical course 3
INT211 Interior Materials and Specifications Critical course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARC142 or
INT140
Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations or Introduction to CAD for Interior Design 3
INT122 Digital Visualization for Design Critical course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
INT230 Presentation Techniques 3
INT240 Kitchen and Bath Design Critical course 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM263 or
EPS150 or
INT115 or
INT120 or
INT150 or
INT215 or
MGT253
Introduction to Human Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication or Introduction to Entrepreneurship or Historical Architecture and Furniture or Modern Architecture and Furniture or Color and Design or Professional Practices or Owning and Operating a Small Business Select one course from the following: SB or C, G, SB or HU or HU 3
INT190 Space Planning Critical course 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Interior Design Kitchen and Bath (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=159357).


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