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Finding a professional in New Orleans to help you create your dream kitchen or bath just got easier, thanks to a newly accredited program offered at Delgado Community College.

  Delgado's City Park campus (615 City Park Ave., 504-671-5000; www.dcc.edu) now offers a specialized certificate program endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The Certificate of Technical Studies and Bath Design takes three semesters or 30 hours to complete and is geared toward those who are already in the industry but are looking to become more specialized. The NKBA was established in 1963 and has offered kitchen and bath industry education since its inception.

  To receive the NKBA certification, students also must complete an internship monitored by an interior design professional at Delgado. This internship, coupled with time in the classroom, ensures students meet NKBA's stringent requirements. The association recognizes approximately 50 schools in North America whose kitchen and bath curricula meet their educational standards.

  Thanks to a sponsorship from Ferguson Enterprise, students who enroll in the NKBA program receive a free student membership to NKBA. This membership allows students to attend NKBA's annual trade show and access the organization's resource library. Student members also have access to kitchen and bath design software and are eligible for industry discounts.

  For more information about the NKBA certification, visit Delgado's website or contact the program's coordinator, Jeffrey Scanlan, at (504) 671-6378.

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