2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate Program Fact Sheet

What is Kitchen and Bath Design? Kitchen and Bath design is the number 1 renovation area of the home as a Kitchen and Bath Designer.  The Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate program has been granted support status by NKBA.  The Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate provides training for those who wish for entry level and advancement in positions in the kitchen and bath industry. The Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate includes knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for working in this specialized design area. Students will learn presentation standards, construction and mechanical systems, basics of kitchen and bath design, materials, lighting, universal and theme design applications, software technology and business practices. Industry internships are required in the kitchen and bath field to complete this program. The program emphasizes a combination of KBD theory and practical application necessary for successful employment and those seeking their certification in kitchen and bath design. Certified Kitchen Designers (CKD) and/or Certified Bath Designers (CBD) will qualify to take exam(s) following completion of this program and the required years of industry experience.  The kitchen and bath area of interior design is the # 1 growth area within the design field.
Certificates Kitchen and Bath Design, certificate
Prerequisite courses
  1. Diploma level proficiency in English and reading is required to take the INDS technical courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
  2. FYES 1000  
  3. Students must be 18 years of age to take the INDS 1175, Kitchen and Bath Internship.
  4. INDS 1100  is a pre/corequisite for INDS 1115 .
Length of Program Certificate: 3 semesters minimum 37 Semester Hours
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring and summer terms.
Application Process Applicants to the Kitchen and Bath Design Program must meet all admissions requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the Fall, spring, or summer terms.
For more information, contact: Jan Wynn, Program Director, Jwynn@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6632.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email BusinessArtDesignTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Interior Designer

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Quick Facts: Interior Designers

2019 Median Pay          $56,040 per year; $26.94 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education          Bachelor’s degree
Number of Jobs, 2019         77,900

The ASID State of the Industry shows that Interior Design has fully recovered to pre-recession levels.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census reflect an 11.9% growth in the number of Interior Designers, 6% growth in Design firms and 8 to 9% growth in the construction industry.  Interior Design is a strong growing sector.  It is complex, changing and accelerating as the building environment grows and changes.

Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Lisa Richardson, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 407, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu.