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Campus: Larimer Campus

Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Kitchen & Bath Design and enter the workforce. Students explore overall kitchen and bath design processes, materials, AutoCAD software skills, and space planning principles. This certificate prepares students for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) certification offered through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Students will complete a four-credit internship working under the direction of the Program Director at a design firm or design-related company in northern Colorado. Career path options include becoming a designer in a kitchen and bath or interior design business setting. Past internships have included Hixon Interiors, Eheart Interior Solutions, Earthwoods, and HighCraft Builders. Successful completion of the Interior Design degree fulfills the education requirement to take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam to become a professional interior designer. Work experience is needed, so please consult an Advisor.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 101Basic Architectural Drafting


IND 206Communication in Design


IND 105Introduction to Interior Design


IND 112Graphic Communication


Total Credit Hours:12

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IND 200Kitchen and Bath Design


IND 211Interior Construction


AEC 121Construction Materials and Systems


Total Credit Hours:11

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IND 261Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design


IND 205Professional Practice for Interior Designers


IND 116Estimating Interior Materials


IND 280Internship


Total Credit Hours:13
Semester Note: To enroll in IND 280, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or approval from the Program Director.

Total Credit Hours: 36