Kitchen and Bath Design

Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

The only program in the St. Louis region accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Learn from (and network with) industry professionals.

Double-digit growth predicted for kitchen and bath designers in coming years.


NKBA Accreditation: The Certificate of Proficiency at STLCC is the one of only two programs in Missouri — and one of only 46 programs nationwide — that is fully accredited by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Students who complete the certificate program will be eligible to sit for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Design exam.

National Competitions: Students in this program have won regional and national recognition, including the prestigious NKBA Student Design Competition and Boardwalk Regional Student Interior Design Competition.

Sit in on a class: We welcome prospective students to sit in on a class at STLCC. Please contact us to schedule a session.

Faculty: All faculty members are certified kitchen and bath designers or NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified professional interior designers. STLCC instructors are experienced pros who bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Facilities: State-of-the-art facilities with the latest industry software programs:

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • 20.20
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Google SketchUp

More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region, and the second largest in Missouri.

To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to any questions you might have. CLICK HERE


Graduates of this program will be qualified for entry-level positions in the kitchen and bath industry. Kitchen and bath design is an integral part of the interior design function, and demand for this design specialty is expected to increase as homeowners remodel aging kitchens and bathrooms. Read more about the job outlook.

  • Large Home Improvement Retailers
  • Kitchen and Bath Design Firms
  • Residential Design Firms
  • Manufacturer Representatives (Sales Reps)
Companies that have hired STLCC grads:
  • Simply RSI
  • Archway Kitchen and Bath
  • Mosby Building Arts
  • Modern Kitchens and Baths
  • Beck Allen Cabinetry
  • Hallmark Stone
  • RSI Kitchen and Bath
  • Castle Design
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes

STLCC Career and Employment Services (CES): On each campus CES offices provide services and resources to assist students and alumni in finding full-time or part-time, on-campus or off-campus, internship or co-op, permanent, seasonal or temporary employment. CES also assists employers who are looking for qualified applicants. CLICK HERE

Job Resources:

Gainful Employment Data

STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than other institutions.

  • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
  • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
  • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE.
  • For more information on expenses incurred as part of this program, please contact the program coordinator.
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Jenna Boyko 2011 Merit Award Winner

“All of the teachers in the program were more than willing to help me prepare and make my project the best it could be for this competition. It was extremely helpful and appreciated.”

“I really enjoy a lot of different aspects of the interior design field and feel I could be happy in a lot of different areas. My only dream is that wherever I work, I can be an asset and bring a positive impact to the company.”

Read more about Jenna Boyko building her career in Interior Design.

divider-faculty Erin LeClerc, ASID, IIDA, EDEC
Program Coordinator
Phone: 314-984-7156

Virginia Heisler, IDEC, IIDA, LEED AP
Phone: 314-984-7631

Marica Paljakka-Cargo, CKD


Kitchen and Bath Design (CP)

Program Total: 30 credits
ARC:110 Architectural Graphics 3
ART:186 Building Systems and Construction for Interior Designers 3
ART:151 Interior Design I 3
ART:155 Bath Design 3
ART:156 Advanced Kitchen Design 3
AT:151 Interior Specifications, Materials and Methods 3
AT:152 Lighting Design 3
AT:251 Computer Aided Kitchen and Bath Design 3
ART:158 Workplace Learning: Kitchen and Bath Design 3
MKT:104 Principles of Selling (or)
MKT:203 Principles of Marketing (or)
ART:150 Design Communication for Interior Design and Architecture I 3

Credits that transfer: The following courses are part of a transfer agreement with Maryville University and the University of Missouri-Columbia: ARC:110, ART:151, ART:150, ART:186, AT:151, AT:152.  These institutions do not offer Kitchen and Bath programs.  Students would need to transfer to the Interior Design program at Maryville University or the Architectural Studies program at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. CLICK HERE

Related Programs
Interior Design
Sustainable Environmental Design


Professional Organizations: We have active student chapters for each of these organizations:
kb-asid-logoASID – American Society of Interior Designers

kb-IIDA-logoIIDA – International Interior Design Association

 kb-NKBA-logoNKBA – National Kitchen & Bath Association 


The Kitchen and Bath Design program is offered at our Meramec campus. However, for added convenience, students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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