(Marietta, Ga. – April 26, 2016)
To keep up with the growing demand in the design market, Chattahoochee Technical College’s Interiors program will begin offering a Kitchen and Bath Designer certificate program at the start of the fall semester, which begins Aug. 22.
The Interiors program, which has been based out of the college’s Mountain View Campus in Marietta, will also be relocating to the Woodstock Campus in Cherokee County by the start of the new academic year.
CTC Interiors program instructor Ginger Burton said the new certificate program is intended to prepare students to work as specialized interior designers with the knowledge of design layouts, material options, lighting requirements, and business practices. Students will also learn presentation techniques and how to apply solutions for environmental and energy efficiency as well as accessibility within these critical rooms of residences.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, certification is a way for kitchen and bath professionals to enhance their careers and market themselves as experts in the field. And, as the population within Chattahoochee Tech’s six-county service area continues to flourish, Burton said housing and related industries will see a direct impact and a need for kitchen and bath designers.
Professionals with a Kitchen and Bath Designer certificate can use their knowledge to find job opportunities planning for residential remodeling and new construction projects, as well as in showroom and specialty studio settings. The national trend for design ideas shared through social media and through video productions continues to bring awareness of ideas and methods to homeowners; however, professional training is needed for meeting the needs of these demanding projects.
“After completing the Kitchen and Bath Designer certificate program, professionals will be able to manage projects from start to finish. This includes meeting with clients, assessing architectural spaces and systems, creatively designing for both functions and aesthetics, communicating design plans with the project team, and maintaining budgets and schedules,” Burton said.