Kitchen and Bath Designer sitting at a desk using AutoCAD software on a laptop and colour swatches to design a kitchen remodel
Program code KBDE
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Delivery Full-time +
Full-time program delivery method(s) GC Flex What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

Kitchen and bath design is a specialized service within the residential interior decorating and design professions. Building on previous design education and experience, students develop leading-edge, industry standard skills and expertise. Applying knowledge of how to assess client needs, students focus on function-based and aesthetically pleasing design solutions, environmental considerations, and durability to create spaces that promote health, safety, and wellbeing through accessibility. Students refine their design knowledge of industry specific materials, product specifications, fabrication methods, infrastructure issues, and business practices, while developing the skills necessary to create accurate and appealing technical and presentation drawings.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 Barrie
Winter 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.

What are the admission requirements for the Kitchen and Bath Design program?

Kitchen and Bath Design admission requirements

Applicants with a post-secondary diploma or degree in the following will be admitted to the Kitchen and Bath Graduate Certificate Program without a portfolio review:

  • Interior design
  • Interior decorating
  • Architecture design and technology
  • Construction engineering technology
  • Structural engineering
  • Environmental design

Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered upon submission of a portfolio showing evidence of creative ability, manual drafting and computer aided drafting skills, and industry experience.

What career paths can I take as a kitchen or bathroom designer?

Your Kitchen and Bath Design graduate certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates may find employment with design studios offering kitchen and bath consultancy services, kitchen and bath specifiers and/or fabricators, building contractors and developers, in retail stores or warehouses that specialize in selling kitchen and bath products and finishes. Students with entrepreneurial skills may become freelance kitchen and bath designers or start up a business.

Industry support

National Kitchen and Bath Association

Students receive a free National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) membership and graduates have an opportunity to write their first NKBA exam free of charge.

Flex MORE. Study Kitchen and Bath Design part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

  • Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go!
  • MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.

What courses are included in the Kitchen and Bath Design graduate certificate program?

Course overview

11 Program Courses
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Kitchen and Bath Design program outline.

  • 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 1010 – Professional Practice and Marketing

Your course delivery method(s)

GC Flex

This program is delivered via GC Flex, giving you choice and flexibility. Using technology-enabled, purpose-designed learning spaces, professors deliver lectures and labs in the classroom and simultaneously online. You can participate on campus or online during class or review course materials online later.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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