Fine Woodworking and Cabinet Making
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The Fine Woodworking and Cabinet Making Concentration in the Building Construction Technology provides students with one- and two-year options tailored for differing occupational goals. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and complete cabinetry projects. Students choose courses in drafting, cabinet layout, estimating, cabinet-making, furniture, and millwork. Students apply their studies by building different types of cabinets in each year of their program. The Fine Woodworking and Cabinet Making program provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and complete cabinetry, furniture and millwork projects. Students learn to work with prints, specifications, and shop drawings. Emphasis is placed on selecting proper materials, determining the best procedures, manufacturing parts to specification, assembling, and finishing individual projects.
Students learn the fundamentals of working with wood in our well-equipped shop, from planning a project to adding the finishing details. From using traditional woodworking equipment and hand tools to the latest computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery and software, students learn to plan and process wood in the most efficient manner. You will learn the setup and operation of wood working machinery and equipment, breakout of lumber and panel components, laminating, veneering, machining, sanding, assembly and finishing.
Successful graduates of this program will have the skills necessary to become employed in a variety of custom woodworking environments including cabinet shops, yacht builder, architectural millwork, or furniture making. Beginning wages will vary depending on the shop the graduate is employed
AAS Degree and Certificate: high school level Algebra I required. Algebra II, Geometry, Physics or Chemistry with Lab desired.