INTR-187: Computer Drafting for Kitchen and Bath

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Interior Design
Academic Level
Course Subject
Interior Design
Course Number
Course Title
Computer Drafting for Kitchen and Bath
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ACT-110 or ACT-116 or INTR-120 or INTR-130 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

An introductory-level, computer-aided drafting course with particular emphasis on designing kitchen and bath environments. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings will be developed using state-of-the-art software meeting industry standard drafting graphic presentation criteria.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement
This foundational course will develop computer-aided design skills for students seeking employment in the kitchen and bath industry. This course will lay the ground work for future studio classes in which students will be required to develop kitchen and bath projects that comply with graphic and presentation standards and drafting format criteria established by NKBA. Using state-of-the-art computer software for Kitchens and Baths, students will create floor plans, mechanical plans, construction plans, elevations and cabinet sections. This industry standard software offers the student an opportunity to view the design three-dimensionally from any angle. Students will further enhance their kitchen and bath perspective drawings by adding color, texture, shading and lighting effects conveying realistic visualizations of proposed interior designs.
Core Course Topics
  1. Create computer generated kitchen/bath space plans
  2. Computer functions for developing kitchen/bath schematic drawings
  3. Architectural drafting symbols for computer-generated kitchen and bath
    • Construction lines
    • Adding notes to a plan
    • Saving design files
    • Editing walls
    • Switching items
    • Saving display setting schemes
    • Stacking cabinets and moldings
    • Using the move and place tabs
    • Adding dimensions
  4. Computer generated 3-D perspectives and renderings
  5. Viewing computer generated ktichen/bath drawings
  6. Producing drawings that will plot in specified scale.
  7. Render and add texture to three-dimensional images of kitchen and bath designs.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Demonstrate basic design skills on computer-generated schematic drawings including the laying out of walls, cabinetry and appliances, placement of doors and windows, design of countertops and moldings, the functionality of islands, and customization of work spaces.
  • Recognize and apply industry standard drafting symbols.
  • Illustrate basic computer-aided drafting skills necessary to create floor plans, mechanical plans, elevations and 3-D renderings of kitchens and baths.
  • Identify, define and gain a basic understanding of graphic presentation standards for kitchen and bath design.
  • Identify and apply basic building code requirements to the interior design of residential kitchens and baths.
  • Analyze existing residential kitchen and bath spaces to develop space plans that meet industry standard design guidelines.
  • Arrange drawings to plot in various scales.
  • Produce rendered three-dimensional images of kitchen and bath designs.
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement
    • Lab Assignments
    • Computer-Generated 2-D and 3-D Drawings
    • Kitchen/Bath Floor Plans, Construction Plans, Mechanical Plans in NKBA Format
    • Elevations and Cabinetry Section Cuts

    None Required


    Satisfies Wellness Requirement

    Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

    Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
    Other Details

    Determined by instructor

    Approval Dates

    Effective Term
    Winter 2021
    ILT Approval Date
    AALC Approval Date
    Curriculum Committee Approval Date