Kitchen & Bath Design

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Offers students an opportunity to express themselves creatively while developing the skills necessary, to obtain employment in the kitchen and bath industry. To ensure the quality and success of this program, the Interior Design faculty collaborated with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the governing agency accrediting kitchen and bath design programs at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. To assist in transitioning to a design professional, this certificate program will include a 160-hour internship in the kitchen and bath industry.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
33.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information


The NKBA assists in the development of the kitchen and bath program curriculum to assure the course objectives and competencies meet industry standards. The HFC Kitchen and Bath Design certificate meets the rigorous curriculum standards of the NKBA and has been designated as an NKBA Supported program. Becoming a Supported program provides HFC and our students more than theoretical and pedagogical advice. Additional benefits from NKBA include:

  • State-of-the-art industry-standard kitchen and bath design software
  • Industry research and student scholarship opportunities (Substantial Awards)
  • Extensive professional development opportunities for faculty
  • Annual grants toward funding NKBA Student Chapter Activities
  • Discounted student NKBA membership dues
  • Assistance for students in obtaining intemships in kitchen and bath design firms
Year Established: 
Fine and Applied Arts
Fine Art


Social Science, Arts, and Fitness Division • (313) 845-9625 • • Fine Arts Bldg • Room: F-140
Karen Wilmering • (313) 845-9814 • • Fine Arts Bldg • Room: F-151
Career Opportunities: 
  • Kitchen and Bath Design and Retail Sales Consultant
  • Kitchen and Bath Planner
  • Independent Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • Draftsperson
  • Manufacturer's Representative