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INTR 4130 - Practicum

Residential Interiors Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course fulfils NKBA’s practicum requirements required to sit the Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer exams. Students who have completed Terms 1 and 2 of the Associate Certificate will be placed for either one 160 hour or two 80 hour placements with a kitchen/bath cabinetry company or residential materials/fixture supplier. Students who have completed Term 3 of the Diploma in Residential interiors may be placed with the aforementioned and/or a residential design firm. Students will perform work-related tasks at the industry sponsor’s place of business during office hours. Students will prepare a portfolio and resume to present to the practicum placement sponsor – students may be interviewed by the sponsor prior to being placed. The first day of class students will be exposed to a variety of design portfolio layouts and formats intended to best market their design work. Information on media software and access to print media will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to prepare their own portfolio and marketing materials for the second day of the course, when they will receive a one on one personal critique of their work. Students will be required to submit weekly assignments and present their experience to peers during the final week of class. Students must also attend a minimum of one Vancouver Chapter NKBA event during the course of their studies in the program – proof of attendance must be submitted during this class.

Prerequisite(s)

65% in INTR 3100, INTR 3150, INTR 3160, and INTR 3170.

Credits

6.5

Cost

$958.76

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 85973

Sat Jan 09 - Sat Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$958.76

Notes

  1. Mandatory Requirements: Must have completed Term 1 and Term 2 of the Diploma in Residential Interiors and achieved 65% or higher in all courses. Students are required to bring a complete professional resume to the first class for review. Registration for this course will close on Wednesday, December 9th 2020 to ensure enough time is available for work placements. 160 hour work placement that will take place between January 23 and March 13. Weeks 1, 2, 11, and 12 will be in class.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Research and report on the organizational structure, design philosophy, work environment and design specialty of a residential design firm, kitchen/bath cabinetry company or residential materials/fixture supplier.
  • Develop interview and interpersonal skills for successful entry into the workplace.
  • Clarify expectations of performance with the sponsor.
  • Prepare a professional quality resume and portfolio for job interviews.
  • Assess various options for employment opportunities within the design field locally.
  • Attend a Vancouver Chapter NKBA meeting.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

INTR 4130 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Kitchen & Bath Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Residential Interiors
    Part-time   Diploma

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