JCCC interior design program wins Excellence in Education Award

November 13, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – For the second time in two years and for the fourth time overall, Johnson County Community College has been given a prestigious award from a national association for kitchen and bath designers.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association honored JCCC as one of only nine schools nationwide to receive the Excellence in Education Award. The award for 2014, the most recent, was bestowed in September 2015.

To win the excellence award, JCCC submitted work from two students, and those projects were judged by professionals.

Projects, this year specifically for bathrooms, included:

  • a floor plan
  • a construction plan
  • a mechanical plan
  • elevation.

Only those schools whose projects averaged at least 90 points on a 100-point scale received an Excellence in Education Award.

“Receiving the award validates what we do every day,” said Bobanne Kalkofen, professor and chair of the interior design program. “We’re always trying to give our students the best learning environment, the best learning opportunities possible.”

Through the interior design department, JCCC offers an associate of applied science degree, officially known as interior design: kitchen and bath. After 68 credit hours, including an internship, students are ready to take the test offered by the NKBA to become a certified kitchen and bath designer.

For more information about the kitchen and bath associate of applied sciences degree, contact Kalkofen at 913-469-8500, ext. 3183.