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Cabinetmaking Diploma

Location(s): In Person

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Program Overview

Major ID: 085D

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring

Cabinetmakers are skilled in the phases of cabinet construction from the initial drafting and layout, to material cutting, assembly, finishing and installation. The principles used in building kitchen cabinets are also used in building store fixtures, furniture and all other types of woodworking. The program prepares students to work for cabinet manufacturers and custom cabinet shops.

Career Opportunities

New construction in housing and industry, and the renovation and modernization of existing structures are expected to increase the demand for cabinetmakers.

Cabinetmaking graduates find positions in kitchen cabinet shops, lumber companies, sash and door factories, store fixture manufacturers, display shops, wood specialty shops, and furniture repair shops. Some graduates operate their own business.

Program Outcomes

  1. Practice safe use of woodworking tools and equipment.
  2. Build both framed and frameless cabinets to industry standards.
  3. Design parts using CAD/CAM software and generate the part using the CNC router.
  4. Fabricate laminate products.
  5. Explain project details specified through plans.

Program Faculty

Thomas Hillstead

Full-time enrollment is required

This is a full-time day program. Students should plan for a full day of classes.

Textbook, tool, and supply costs

Additional program costs total approximately $1,250 for the following:

  • Tools: $500.00
  • Books & Supplies: $350.00
  • Projects (costs vary) about: $400.00

Additional Requirements/Recommendations

Mathematics and drawing skills are helpful.

Students need to be alert, physically fit and have good vision.

Students are expected to attend all classes and be prompt.

It is necessary to have good hand and eye coordination. Safety will be a major factor in operating all equipment. Safety is taught and students must pass all safety tests before operating equipment.

Program Requirements

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Not all courses are offered each semester.

Total Semester Credits: 16

Choose one of the following

Total Semester Credits: 18

Total Program Credits: 34

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 240+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0721   or READ 0724  or EAPP 0860  

Writing: Score of 225+

Arithmetic: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0745  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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