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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate

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Total Credits: 30

Major Number: 5722
CIP Code: 50.0408

Program Description

The Kitchen & Bath Design (KBD) certificate program prepares individuals for entry level and advanced positions in the Kitchen & Bath Design Industry. Classroom and online options are available. 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. 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.

Program Prerequisites

Students with a prior degree (AA-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 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.
  • Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of “C” or higher.

Special Instructions

Attendance at a free Kitchen and Bath Program Information Session, conducted by faculty, is required to learn more about the program. If you are out of state or cannot attend an information session, you must email Margaret.Krohn@century.edu to have the information sent and to discuss the program. 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. The SmarterMeasure assessment for online learning is also required for Kitchen & Bath students, http://century.smartermeasure.com/. SmarterMeasure is a web-based assessment for determining students’ level of readiness for taking online courses and takes about 20 minutes. After completion, you’ll receive a report with customized feedback and targeted resources itemizing your strengths and weaknesses in preparation for online learning. See the Online Learning webpage for additional online information.

Program Requirements

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

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.

The Career/Occupational Elective 3 credit requirement may be fulfilled by other instructor-approved courses by academic petition such as: INTD 1060 - Furniture Styles and Periods , 3 credits. These credits may also be fulfilled with courses from prior higher education/college coursework. See program instructors for more information and assistance.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, Kitchen and Bath Design students will be able to:

  • demonstrate 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.
  • demonstrate 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.
  • demonstrate the understanding of construction, business and project management, and kitchen and bath product knowledge as it relates to the industry.
  • demonstrate understanding of the basics of design within a given space.

Program Contact Information

Margaret Krohn 651.748.2600 Room 2332 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with the Kitchen and Bath Design Program Director to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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