Interior Design: Kitchen and Bath Design, Specialized Diploma



This program offers students a focused learning experience in the design of kitchens and bathrooms. The program is shorter than the broader Interior Design specialized diploma. It provides an excellent opportunity for the part-time student who wishes to advance quickly in an exciting area of the field. If you decide to continue your education after earning the diploma, you can apply all of your courses toward the longer specialized diploma or to our AAS degree in Interior Design.


At the introduction to the program, students will gain a broad knowledge of the field of interior design, followed by individual courses focused on kitchen and bathroom design, including lighting design as it relates to the kitchen and bath environment. Capping the program, students will learn how to produce a set of production drawings. You'll use our state of the art professional studio equipped with the most up-to-date computer design software. 

Career Potential: Interior Designer, Furniture Representative, Furniture Sales, Fabric Design

NCC students have transferred to: Arcadia University, Moore School of Art, New York School of Interior Design


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of general principles, values and conventions of the Interior Design esthetic.
  2. Use abstract design ideas to interpret design information while investigating alternative outcomes based on research and analysis.
  3. Use a diverse range of media to think about and convey interior design ideas including writing, speaking, drawing and model making (both hand and digital media).
  4. Employ color presentation graphics and material selection boards to communicate Interior Design solutions.
  5. Identify parallel and divergent ideas and traditions of architecture and urban design influenced by the social, cultural, historical and philosophical determinants of a global society.
  6. Examine and comprehend history and precedent and make informed choices regarding the incorporation of same into kitchen, bath, residential and commercial design projects.
  7. Comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, materials and fundamental principles of building structure and be able to apply that comprehension to interior spatial solutions.
  8. Employ principles and standards of accessibility, safety, lighting, building systems, and acoustic control to advanced spatial design projects.


First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

ARCH101Architectural Graphics I

3 credits

INDS105Introduction to Interior Design

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Second Semester

INDS121Graphics and Presentation Techniques for Interior Designers

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Third Semester

INDS165Kitchen and Lighting Design

3 credits

ARCH265Digital Production Drawing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Fourth Semester

INDS160Bath and Lighting Design

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 19