Kitchen and Bath Design

Program: KBDE
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Field Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie

Description

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Graduation Requirements

11 Mandatory Courses
1 Field Placement

Graduation Eligibility

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%.

Requirements

Mandatory Courses
KBDE 1000Kitchen Design
KBDE 1001Bath Design
KBDE 1002Construction Methods
KBDE 1003Estimating
KBDE 1004Sustainable Materials and Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Design
KBDE 1005Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design
KBDE 1006Advanced Kitchen Design
KBDE 1007Advanced Bath Design
KBDE 1008Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulics
KBDE 1009Advanced Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design
KBDE 1010Professional Practice and Marketing
Field Placement
KBDE 1011Field Placement for Kitchen and Bath Design

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