The Kitchen and Bath Design certificate program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and designed to prepare individuals for entry-level and advanced positions in the kitchen and bath design industry. This program includes the knowledge, skills, and professionalism necessary for working in this specialized design area. Students will learn presentation standards, construction and mechanical systems, basics of kitchen and bath design, materials and estimation, lighting, universal design and theme application, business practices for kitchen and bath designers, and computer-aided drafting specific for the kitchen and bathroom design industry. As a culmination of all these courses, an internship within a kitchen and/or bath design firm is required. The basic competencies of this program are based on the specifications encouraged by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and is supported by the use of their reference and resource materials.