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

WTC 110: Introduction to Professional Woodworking
18 credits
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.

Note: Students must obtain a First Aid and CPR/AED certification by the end of the first quarter.


Second Quarter

WTC 151: Introduction to Cabinetmaking Fundamentals
18 credits
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

WTC 153: Basic Cabinetmaking and Architectural Woodworking Fundamentals
18 credits
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

WTC 155: Independent Capstone Project
18 credits
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

WTC 157: Independent Capstone Project
18 credits
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

ENGL 105: Applied Composition
3 credits
Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job.

MATH 110: Applied Math for Trades
3 credits
Emphasis on applications of mathematics to vocational and technical courses.

WTC 203: Intro to Vectorworks
3 credits
Introduction to 2D and 3D computer aided drafting and design (CADD) using the cross-platform program Vectorworks.

PSYC 240: Behavioral Psychology
3 credits
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

102 credits

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