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Kitchen and Bath Design

Kitchen and Bath Design Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Kitchen and Bath Design?

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.

NKBA Supported Program

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
KBDE
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Mary Dobson
Email:
Mary.Dobson@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1102

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.

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.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

- 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.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- 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%.

Mandatory Courses

KBDE1000 Kitchen Design
KBDE1001 Bath Design
KBDE1002 Construction Methods
KBDE1003 Estimating
KBDE1004 Sustainable Materials and Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Design
KBDE1005 Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design
KBDE1006 Advanced Kitchen Design
KBDE1007 Advanced Bath Design
KBDE1008 Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulics
KBDE1009 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design
KBDE1010 Professional Practice and Marketing
Field Placement
KBDE1011 Field Placement for Kitchen and Bath Design

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Mary Dobson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1102

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