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Residential Kitchen and Bath Design Specialist Certificate - Academic Plan


Total Credits = 30

Kitchen and Bath Design is an exciting and profitable specialty of the Interior Design industry. The Interior Design Program at ACC is now offering an abbreviated format in Kitchen and Bath Design education – the new Kitchen and Bath Specialist Certificate. This certificate allows students to attain the necessary training, enabling them to enter the job market in the Kitchen and Bath industry. Students can complete the certificate in three short semesters.

The Interior Design Program at ACC is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Although the certificate program it is not yet accredited by NKBA, NKBA standards will be met by the courses offered in the certificate. After completing the certificate, students who enter the Kitchen and Bath design field are required to work for one year before being eligible to sit for the AKBD exam, Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer qualification. Further, as designers continue gaining experience in Kitchen and Bath design, they may pursue the Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Bath Design (CKB) qualifications.

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time)

Year 1 - Spring
Year 1 - Summer
Year 2 - Fall
Year 2 - Spring
Year 2 - Summer


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of the appropriate college-readiness course.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to the 2023/2024 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.