Cabinetmaking & Architectural Woodworking - Course Planning

While study Cabinetmaking and Architectural Woodworking, you will learn the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to begin a career in residential construction and remodeling. 

Questions about course planning? Contact us if you need help planning your next class.

First Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
WCO 110 Introduction to Professional Woodworking 18
Introduction to wood construction skills and safety, including safe operation of basic hand and power tools, wood construction terminology and materials. This is a required class for all three degree programs at the Wood Technology Center.
Students must obtain a First Aid and CPR/AED certification by the end of the first quarter.
Second Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
WCO 151 Intro Cabinetmaking Fundamentals 18
Learn to work safely and efficiently with hand, portable, and stationary tools to produce jigs and fixtures to increase productivity. Covers basic principles of joining and assembling, blueprint reading, layout procedures, developing a cut list, milling procedures, and fabrication techniques to successfully produce required projects. Use working drawings, layout on a story stick or on a CAD program to construct a router table.
Third Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
WCO 153 Basic Cabinetmaking Fundamentals 18
Build a series of jigs and fixtures to produce basic traditional joinery. Use working drawings to produce a frameless cabinet based on the 32mm system of cabinet construction, and a face frame cabinet for personal hand tool storage. Includes workplace standards for self-confidence, interpersonal communication and safe use of equipment and tools, and individual skills development.
Fourth Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
WCO 155 Advanced Cabinetmaking Fundamentals 18
Design, layout and construct three pieces of furniture using advanced joinery techniques, applications of veneers, and previously learned construction techniques. Emphasizes mortise and tenon joinery, tapered legs and application of basic veneering techniques. Within certain criteria, choose own dimensions, materials and detailing.
Fifth Quarter
Prefix Course Credits
WCO 157 Independent Capstone Project 18
Propose a culminating project of interior furnishings (casework, furniture and millwork) of a custom or limited production fabrication. Devise a coherent engineering approach to the concept and manage all project tasks. Emphasizes individual time management, problem solving, creativity, and professional growth. Expand fabrication skills. All projects must be faculty approved.
Related Instruction
Prefix Course Credits
ENGL 105 Applied Composition 3
Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job.
MATH 110 Applied Math for Builders 3
Emphasis on applications of mathematics to vocational and technical courses.
WCO 203 Intro to Vectorworks 3
Introduction to 2D and 3D computer aided drafting and design (CADD) using the cross-platform program Vectorworks.
PSYC 240 Psychology of Human Relations 3
Covers dynamics of organizations and human resources in the workplace: motivational theory, leadership, group processes, organizational theory, participatory management, conflict management and counseling. Primarily for professional-technical students.
Note: If you have already taken English 105 (or higher) or Math 110 (or higher) OR if you have demonstrated proficiency in those courses through placement testing, you do not need to retake them. Contact the Wood Technology Center counselor or staff for more information about placement for classes.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Total Credits: 120 credits

Contact the Wood Technology Center faculty and staff for more information about registering for classes.