Algonquin College’s Kitchen and Bath Design program is the first program of its kind to be offered by an Ontario college. This high-demand program, taught by certified professionals from the kitchen and bath industry, teaches students to design kitchens and baths for the residential market.
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- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- 1 Year
- Program Code:
- Academic Year:
This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides students with a general understanding of the industry codes, guidelines and standards used for professional kitchen and bathroom design. In addition, students explore the environmental, electrical and mechanical considerations used in universal design.
Kitchen and Bath Design is recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) as a NKBA supported program. Graduates have the skills to plan functional kitchen and bathroom designs, technically specify appliances and fixtures, and assess the needs of clients based on both current trends and a detailed understanding of infrastructure of the kitchen/bath space in the residential market.
This program is well-suited for students who:
- Are looking to specialize in this area of residential design.
- Have a keen eye for style, colour and design.
- Enjoy seeing projects through from concept to reality.
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Graduates may find employment in the areas of kitchen and bath design, custom building and/or installation, plumbing and hardware supply.
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Students apply knowledge of current building systems, demonstrate knowledge of the building and universal codes, communicate effectively with the trades, and identify installation procedures recommended by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Through lectures, technical applications, and learning activities students specify the appropriate building materials through the application of knowledge, while demonstrating an awareness of building system changes as they relate to costs.
|DSN6010||Kitchen Design I|
Students develop a foundation in kitchen design for both residential renovations and new design concepts. Through a series of lectures, learning activities, and technical application students explore design philosophy, colour theories, architectural styles, and the application of the elements and principles of design.
|DSN6011||Bath Design I|
Students develop a foundation in bath design for both residential renovations and new design concepts. Through a series of lectures, learning activities, and technical applications students explore design philosophy, colour theories, architectural styles, and the application of the elements and principles of design.
|DSN6012||Materials and Estimating|
Students research and prepare an estimate of recommended materials and specifications required to meet project specifications. Through a series of lectures students acquire the knowledge to recommend appliances, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, counter top materials, flooring and wall finishes, as well as ventilation to meet design criteria. Students also demonstrate estimating techniques.
|DSN6014||Codes and Universal Access|
Students examine barrier free design, as well as municipal and provincial codes that influence kitchen and bath design. Case studies, in-class discussion, lab work, and technical applications allow students to design spaces within the building code and universal access requirements. Emphasis is placed on Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code.
|DSN6021||20 20 for Kitchen and Bath Design|
Students focus on kitchen and bath design software programs that are currently being used in the industry. Students further develop a portfolio of working drawings, which would include floor plans, elevation drawings, section drawings, dimensional drawings, material lists and specification sheets using 20 20, the leading computer aided kitchen and bath design software.
|DSN6013||Computer Aided Drafting for Kitchen and Bath Design|
Using computer aided drafting, students develop the skills to produce architectural working drawings that are required for kitchen and bath design. Working through the design process, students work with metric and imperial measurements, reflected ceiling plans, millwork detail, and accurate drawings of one and two point perspectives using information gathered from drafted plans. Emphasis is placed on drawings that convey the design solution clearly to the client and/or trade.
|DSN6015||Mechanical and Lighting|
Students examine residential, mechanical, electrical, ventilation, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems. Students assess mechanical and lighting situations and integrate this knowledge into their designs. Students also demonstrate knowledge related to the supervision and collaboration with the trades.
Prerequisites: CON6022 and DSN6014
|DSN6020||Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design|
Students expand upon and refine their knowledge of kitchen and bath design using advanced approaches for both residential renovations and new design concepts. Through the knowledge of the National Kitchen and Bath Association Planning Guidelines, learning activities, technical applications and studio work, students master the concept development and planning stage of design and produce professional working drawings. Emphasis is placed on the presentation of ideas from concept to completion.
Prerequisites: DSN6010 and DSN6011
Students expand upon and refine their design and technical skills in kitchen and bath design with an emphasis on sustainable design solutions. Through group work, critiques and learning activities, students examine design solutions from preliminary planning stages, to working drawings, to cost estimates for the project, to installation and final completion.
|MGT6023||Business Practices and Marketing Management|
Through ethical business practices and the knowledge of the National Kitchen and Bath Association Standard Code of Conduct, students investigate sales contracts, general accounting principles, process to form a business, human resources practice, marketing and advertising. Case studies, in-class discussions, and learning activities focus on the student's ability to solve problems during the design and implementation phase in a way that satisfies the client.
Through a supervised job work placement in the kitchen and bath industry, students put into practice the knowledge and skills obtained during the program. Assistance for the work placement is provided by the program coordinator, but placement is not guaranteed.
Prerequisites: DSN6010 and DSN6011 and DSN6012 and DSN6013 and DSN6014 and DSN6015
Co-requisites: DSN6020 and DSN6024 and MGT6023
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Tuition Fees: $1,889.57 per term.
Information Technology Fee: $62 per term. *
Student Activity/Sports Fee: $200.50 per term.
Student Commons/Auditorium Fee: $22 per term.
Student Centre Building Fee: $17.50 per term.
Health Service Fee: $20 per term.
Health Plan Fee: $117.02 paid once annually. **
A $40 graduation fee is payable in the final term.
A $25 transcript fee is payable in the first term a student attends Algonquin College.
International Students pay all relevant Canadian fees plus an International Premium of $3,600 per term.
* Students paying the Information Technology fee are provided with a network account, an email address, and Internet access. For more information please visit our website at www.algonquincollege.com/its/support/IT-Fee/index-it-fee.htm
** Students who have coverage with another plan can request a refund by supplying the Students' Association with documentation supporting the request. This request will have to be made annually.
Expenses, books and supplies cost approximately $1,500 for both levels.
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Applicants who have graduated from one of the following are eligible:
- Bachelor of Applied Arts (Interior Design)
- Interior Decorating
- Architectural Technician
- Architectural Technology, OR
- Diploma, degree or equivalent in the design field with manual drafting and computer aided drafting experience, plus a portfolio of sample design work showing evidence of creative ability, for which a fee of $35 will be charged for assessment.
- Applicants without a community college diploma or degree may be considered upon submission of a portfolio showing evidence of creative ability, for which a fee of $35 will be charged for assessment.
- Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of either: TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with minimum of 22 in each section; OR IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.
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Applications to full-time day programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3
Applications are available online at www.ontariocolleges.ca A $95 fee applies.
Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.
International applicants applying from out-of-country can obtain the International Student Application Form at https://xweb.algonquincollege.com/FormIE/index.aspx or by contacting the Registrar's Office.
For further information on the admissions process, contact:
1385 Woodroffe Ave, Room C150
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
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Laptop highly recommended.
For more information, contact Sandra Gibbons, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 5541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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