Kitchen and Bath Design
Be a specialist in this high-demand industry. Our students consistently win National Kitchen and Bath Association awards!

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work integrated learning
1 Field Placement

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program 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.

Industry support

Georgian College's Kitchen and Bath Design program is an NKBA affiliated school

Students receive a free NKBA membership and graduates have an opportunity to write their first NKBA exam free of charge.

Career opportunities

• design firms offering kitchen and bath consultancy services
• kitchen and bath specifiers and/or fabricators
• building contractors and developers
• retailers
• graduates with entrepreneurial skills may become freelance kitchen and bath designers

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.

Admission information

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.


Program-specific Courses

  • KBDE 1000 - Kitchen Design
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1001 - Bath Design
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1002 - Construction Methods
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1003 - Estimating
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1004 - Sustainable Materials and Finishes for Kitchen and Bath Design
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1005 - Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1006 - Advanced Kitchen Design
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1007 - Advanced Bath Design
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1008 - Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulics
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1009 - Advanced Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • KBDE 1010 - Professional Practice and Marketing
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)

  • KBDE 1011 - Field Placement for Kitchen and Bath Design
    (Semester 2)