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