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Kitchen and Bathroom Design (ID KB 03)

Course Category: 

47 hours (17 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2012 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: gather and analyze workplace data; develop a foundation in kitchen and bathroom design for both residential renovations and new design concepts; produce and review working drawings that use a variety of techniques, including manual drafting, design software, perspective drawing, and rendering, to convey the design solution clearly; kitchen and bath construction details for projects; determine proper appliance placement; select appropriate materials, equipment, and fixtures for concept and cost analysis; how to recommend energy efficient and sustainable materials for fixtures, finishes and appliances/amenities 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. ADA compliancy; design of kitchen and bathroom spaces using universal design; coordinate installation procedures within a specified time frame and required budget; justify design solutions through oral, written, and visual presentations during all stages of the design process; kitchen engineering systems: electrical, lighting, and plumbing: planning and coordination.


This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: kitchen design, types, layout, use, cabinets, incorporating other spaces and requirements, cabinetry construction and fastening, Outfitting, cabinetry hardware, cabinetry styles, materials and finishes, kitchen surface materials, kitchen lighting,  kitchen appliances, bathroom design, types of bathroom based on use, surface materials and finishes, waterproofing and surface installation, Installation of fittings and fixtures. Prerequisite: Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education. Knowledge of Autocad or a similar CAD program, and successful completion of Principles and Elements of Interior Design (ID DT 01), andSpace Planning I (ID SP 01).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review) (9/22 revalidation).   NOTE: A former note indicating students must successfully complete a series of five courses to gain access to credit recommendations was removed enabling students to gain access to discrete credit recommendations established for individual courses.