Interior Design - Kitchen & Bath Design
Program Code: 10-304-3
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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 67 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
This career blends technical skills and business practices with the creative field of interior design. Future trends show a need for designers in the kitchen and bath industry.
As an interior designer with a specialization in kitchen and bath design, you plan the arrangement of kitchens and bathrooms. You will specify cabinetry, fixtures, lighting and mechanicals using both hand drawing and computer design software. You are also responsible for calculations of materials, price quotes and sales.
The Interior Design - Kitchen & Bath Design associate degree is recognized by the National Kitchen & Bath Association as an NKBA Supported Program. Using the interior design program basics with classes required by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, students will accomplish a direct career path into the exciting career of Kitchen and Bath professional.
Classes include an internship directed at the kitchen and bath industry, drawing and computer design as well as construction, mechanicals, estimating and presentation. Graduates of the Interior Design–Kitchen & Bath AAS degree will be eligible to test for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer Certification.
Program/Plan Admission Requirements
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
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- Create a physical representation of interior design concepts to visually communicate the design scheme to the end user through space plans and elevation/perspective drawings and material and product specifications.
- Use interpersonal communication/listening skills to clearly and effectively present the design concept to meet the needs of the client.
- Provide project management services including project budgets, schedules, and collaboration with other building specialists.
- Demonstrate knowledge of universal design and Green practices.
- Demonstrate the principles and elements of design when developing and implementing space plans, materials, and accent selections to meet functional, budgetary, environmental, and safety requirements.
- Possess the skills to carry a design from initial concept, to professional proposal, to selling the design concept, to completed installation.
- Demonstrate confidence in decision making and upholding the professionalism and the ethical practices of the NKBA.
- Design kitchens and bathrooms according to the NKBA planning guidelines.
- Provide detailed drawings of cabinetry, mechanicals, and lighting using both hand drawing and computer-aided design software.
- Gain knowledge of construction, mechanicals, and lighting.
- Specify materials and costs.
- Demonstrate ethical and efficient business practices.
- Understand management, business plans, and profit margins.
- Understand the implementation of textiles, styles, color theory, business principles, and sales principles.
Helpful High School Courses
- Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Classes in business, mathematics, psychology, English, art, architectural drawing, computer aided design, and housing and interior design will help you to enter this program.
For additional information, visit our department website at www.fvtc.edu/interiordesign.
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