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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 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 and Bath Design certificate program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and designed to prepare individuals for entry-level and advanced positions in the kitchen and bath design industry. This program includes the knowledge, skills, and professionalism necessary for working in this specialized design area. Students will learn presentation standards, construction and mechanical systems, basics of kitchen and bath design, materials and estimating, lighting, universal design, theme application, business practices for kitchen and bath designers, and computer-aided drafting specific for the kitchen and bathroom design industry. As a culmination of all these courses, an internship within a kitchen and/or bath design firm is required. The basic competencies of this program are based on the specifications encouraged by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and is supported by the use of their reference and resource materials.

Program Prerequisites

Students with a prior degree (AA-PhD level) are exempt from Course Placement 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 Course Placement Test in Math and English:

  • Arithmetic placement score of 64 or higher or Elementary Algebra placement score of 76 or higher
    OR placement 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 placement retesting or registering for a Math course.
  • Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
  • Attendance at a free Kitchen and Bath Program Information Session, conducted by faculty, is required to learn more about the program. (See dates on website.) 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 semester (August) start. Students should register by the end of May to ensure placement in the program.
  • 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.

Special Instructions

A laptop computer is required for the Kitchen and Bath Design program.  Please coordinate with program director to confirm your computer meets the computer aided drafting (CAD) software requirements needed for coursework.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 27

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Select 3 credits

Total Credits: 3

MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional 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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