Academic Catalogs

Kitchen And Bath Advanced Certificate, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_IDKB

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

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

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  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.

Minimum Grade Requirement
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. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

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

Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
ART A111Color and Design: Three-Dimensional3
ART A120Beginning Drawing3
ART A125Perspective Drawing3
ART A145Exhibition Design 13