Put your creativity to work in this exciting career field as an interior designer. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills and confidence to create design projects for clients in both residential and commercial settings.
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.
Do you dream of owning your own interior design business? This certificate will give you the foundational skills for small business ownership, entrepreneurial mindset and bookkeeping practices. Set yourself up for success with early feasibility testing of your ideas and business concept development. Learn about contracts, profit margin, marketing and QuickBooks Pro to keep your accounting in order. Take your interior design degree to the next level and prepare yourself for business ownership. This certificate can be combined with other degree programs.
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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When the kitchen and bath program of a technical college and its local NKBA chapter team up, students and professionals alike benefit.
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Kitchen & Bath grad Joan Watson exemplifies FVTC’s success at national competitions.
Recent grad Joan Watson captured a major award at the National Kitchen & Bath Association Student Design Competition.