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Interior Design - Kitchen and Bath Advanced, Certificate of Specialization

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Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Kitchen and Bath Advanced Certificate builds upon the foundation of Level 2 by applying added knowledge and technology to more advanced projects and a focused specialization. Students earning this certificate are ready to begin their interior design careers as entry level Kitchen and Bath designers and to pursue industry certifications.

Program Outcome

To prepare students for entry-level employment as a specialized Kitchen and Bath designer and for industry certifications.

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

The Certificate of Specialization is a locally approved career program that requires sixteen units or fewer units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ID A110Design Communications 1: Design Graphics2
ID A170Space Planning3
ID A250Codes and Building Systems3
ID A260Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization3
ID A280Interior Design Studio - Bath Design2
ID A285Interior Design Studio - Kitchen Design2
Total Units15

Kitchen and Bath Advanced Suggested Electives
ART A110 Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
ART A111 Color and Design: Three-Dimensional
ART A120 Beginning Drawing
ART A125 Perspective Drawing
ART A145 Exhibition Design 1

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ID A110 Design Communications 1: Design Graphics 2
ID A250 Codes and Building Systems 3
ID A260 Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization 3
Semester 2
ID A170 Space Planning 3
Year 2
Semester 1
ID A280 Interior Design Studio - Bath Design 2
ID A285 Interior Design Studio - Kitchen Design 2
 Total Units15