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Surroundings have an enormous influence on people’s lives. Put your creativity to work in this exciting career field as an interior designer. You will learn how to plan the arrangement of interior space and coordinate the selection and sales of furniture, draperies and other fabrics, floor coverings and interior accessories. You will also learn the skills you need to accurately bid project proposals. You’ll learn both residential and commercial design. Through elective courses you can explore options such as kitchen and bath planning, window treatments, wall finishes or flooring. Internships will help you gain the practice and confidence to create design projects for clients.
Future trends show a need for designers in the kitchen and bath industry. To prepare for this career field, you need creativity, technical skills and business knowledge. Kitchen and bath designers specify cabinetry, fixtures, lighting and mechanicals using hand drawing and computer design software. You will learn how to calculate materials needed, price quotes and negotiate sales. Your training will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need for drawing and computer design, along with an understanding of construction and mechanicals. You’ll also learn how to do accurate estimating and give professional presentations. Graduates are eligible to test for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer certification.
If you are currently working as a kitchen and bath design professional, this certificate will prepare you for the industry’s professional designation, the Kitchen and Bath Design certification offered through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Your training will cover design fundamentals, color theory, estimating and sales, drafting, construction, furnishings and more. An internship will give you an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills.
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