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Interior Design - Kitchen & Bath Design

10-304-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time, Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (39 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Fundamentals of Design
    10-304-110
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a foundation in the principles and elements of design. The understanding of good design, taste and creativity is stressed in student projects. Students use their projects in a design show.

  • Basic Interior Design
    10-304-125
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304125
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the basic elements, materials, and mathematics of interior design. Topics include furniture arranging and the treatment of windows, walls and floors.

  • Color Theory
    10-304-127
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304127
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the basic principles of color. Color harmonies are correlated with practical problems as they apply to interior design. Students present their plans, selection of furnishings and colors for group discussion and critique.

  • Design Applications
    10-304-143
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304143
    • Credits: 3.00

    Applies previous course learning experiences to hypothetical residential and commercial design problems. Board layouts and oral presentations accompany each solution.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • INTERDES 10304110 - Fundamentals of Design

    • INTERDES 10304127 - Color Theory

    • INTERDES 10304144 - History of Furniture

    • INTERDES 10304166 - Presentation Techniques

    • INTERDES 10304167 - Drafting Skills for Interiors

  • History of Furniture
    10-304-144
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10304144
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the history of art, architecture and furnishings from early Egypt through the Western World of the 20th century. Special attention is given to European court styles and the decorative arts of Colonial America.

  • Basic Kitchen and Bath
    10-304-153
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304153
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with the understanding of design elements and principles for kitchen and bath, including functions of the kitchen and bath as it relates to the house and its occupants. Application and knowledge of the NKBA Planning Guidelines, including assessment, measurement, product selection and communication of design will be introduced and applied to projects.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • INTERDES 10304167 - Drafting Skills for Interiors

  • Construction Applications - Mechanical & Lighting
    10-304-154
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304154
    • Credits: 3.00

    Demonstrates knowledge of standard building terms, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems. Students will become aware of communication with the trades, building changes as they relate to cost and specify materials to satisfy design criteria.

  • Business Procedures for Designers
    10-304-155
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304155
    • Credits: 3.00

    Includes demonstration of ethical business practices, including the NKBA standards of conduct and NKBA business contracts, business tools and forms. Students will have an understanding of management policies, including profit margin, business plan development, HR practices, marketing and advertising.

  • Advanced Kitchen & Bath Design
    10-304-156
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304156
    • Credits: 3.00

    Approaches solutions to advanced knowledge of NKBA Planning Guidelines. Course work will include universal design projects, mastery of solving problems, developing concept and theme design, producing professional working documents according to the NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards. Students will produce floor plans, elevations, mechanical and construction drawings.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • INTERDES 10304153 - Basic Kitchen and Bath

  • Materials & Estimating
    10-304-157
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304157
    • Credits: 3.00

    Utilizes knowledge of appropriate cabinetry, appliances, ventilation, decorative plumbing and hardware, including surface and decorative materials. Students will competently research, estimate, recommend and order materials using product specification sheets.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • INTERDES 10304167 - Drafting Skills for Interiors

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • INTERDES 10304153 - Basic Kitchen and Bath

  • Presentation Techniques
    10-304-166
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304166
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the student to a variety of techniques used in design communication. The student will learn and practice perspective drawing, illustration techniques and board layout styles. Good interior design requires adequate and appropriate methods of communication and presentation.

  • Drafting Skills for Interiors
    10-304-167
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10304167
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the techniques and language of architectural drafting and construction. Basic floor plan and elevation drafting is practiced.

  • Internship - Kitchen & Bath
    10-304-176
    3Credit
    162
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 162
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10304176
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students the use of skills gained through courses and related laboratory experiences. These courses provide the opportunities to test their philosophy, creativity, and theories, to make use of facts, knowledge and materials and to develop and refine skills and techniques while participating in the K&B business under the close supervision of experienced designers and qualified supervising instructors.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • INTERDES 10304127 - Color Theory

    • INTERDES 10304153 - Basic Kitchen and Bath

    • INTERDES 10304166 - Presentation Techniques

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Arithmetic 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 16+ OR Arithmetic Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
    10-809-166
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809166
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to give an overview of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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