Kitchen and Bath Design
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Field Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2017
Kitchen and bath design is a specialized service within the residential interior decorating and design professions. Graduates of this program will build on previous design education and experience to acquire industry standard skills and expertise applicable to the kitchen and bath industry.
Students assess client needs and focus on function-based design solutions and aesthetic, durability, and environmental considerations. This program covers technical documentation, specification conventions, fabrication methods, infrastructure issues, and relevant business practices.
Graduates may find employment with design firms offering kitchen and bath consultancy services, kitchen and bath specifiers and/or fabricators, building contractors and developers, and retailers. Students with entrepreneurial skills may become freelance kitchen and bath designers.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- design residential kitchens and bathrooms that are in harmony with their surroundings using historical and contemporary design trends, colour theories, and design elements and principles;
- produce and review specifications and working drawings that use a variety of techniques, including manual drafting, computer aided drafting, and perspective drawing and rendering to convey the design solution clearly;
- justify design solutions through oral, written, and visual presentations during all stages of the design process;
- specify construction materials and systems as they relate to the cost, structure, and design of residential kitchens and baths;
- recommend energy efficient and sustainable materials for fixtures, finishes and appliances that are suitable for the space and design;
- ensure kitchen and bath designs comply with applicable legislation and requirements for the public’s health, safety, and welfare;
- formulate accurate contract documents and project estimating using general business and marketing principles;
- coordinate installation procedures within a specified time frame and required budget;
- collaborate with multi-disciplinary project teams for the successful achievement of project goals;
- apply the work practices related to kitchen and bath design in environmentally responsible and sustainable ways that are beneficial to the community;
- apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
The Program Progression
- Sem 1: Fall 2017
- Sem 2: Winter 2018
- Post-secondary diploma, degree, or equivalent, with a focus in interior design, interior decorating, or architecture.
Applicants who do not have the above requirements may be considered upon submission of a portfolio showing evidence of creative ability, manual drafting and computer aided drafting skills, and industry experience.
11 Mandatory Courses
1 Field Placement
To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.
|KBDE 1000||Kitchen Design|
|KBDE 1001||Bath Design|
|KBDE 1002||Construction Methods|
|KBDE 1004||Sustainable Materials and Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Design|
|KBDE 1005||Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design|
|KBDE 1006||Advanced Kitchen Design|
|KBDE 1007||Advanced Bath Design|
|KBDE 1008||Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulics|
|KBDE 1009||Advanced Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design|
|KBDE 1010||Professional Practice and Marketing|
|KBDE 1011||Field Placement for Kitchen and Bath Design|
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