Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking

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Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking

Technical Diploma

29 Credits | 1 Year

Financial Aid-Eligible

Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction

Transform sheets of plywood into your own custom creations in the Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking program. This two-semester program is a fast track to becoming a cabinetmaker or finish carpenter. 

Program Overview

The Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking technical diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in cabinet and/or furniture shops, furniture factories, display shops and finish the interior of homes. You'll learn the fundamentals of cabinetmaking and furniture making along with installation and interior finish, print reading, math concepts, and CNC machine operation. Safety principles and the use of hand and power tools will also be covered. 

Program Outcomes

Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking graduates will be able to:

  • Read blueprints
  • Identify materials
  • Set up machinery
  • Operate saws, joiners, planers, shapers, sanders and other woodworking machinery
  • Assemble parts
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Stay on top of the latest architectural woodworking/cabinetmaking technologies and methods with this technical diploma. 

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Hands-on learning.

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Learn multiple techniques and processes to finish cabinets and furniture.

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Develop well-rounded and versatile skills.


Academics

Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking classes are offered in a face-to-face setting. This allows you to enjoy the traditional college experience with your peers and instructors, while learning from one another. 

Furniture Making

As a student in this program, you will design and construct heirloom furniture. 

Experienced Instructors

You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have many years of experience. 

Cabinet Making

You will create cut list and process stock to build cabinets.


Curriculum

You will learn the fundamentals of cabinetmaking and furniture making along with installation and interior finish, print reading, match concepts and CNC machine operation. Safety principles and the use of hand and power tools will also be covered. 

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Featured Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking Courses

32410339
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course provides instruction in reading and interpreting shop drawings, residential drawings, and commercial building plans. Emphasis is placed on building terminology and learning conventional techniques of communicating building methods from the designer to the builder. Students learn to visualize the structure and to interpret elevations, plan views, details, and sections from drawings. They also learn to read and interpret building specifications.
32410300
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This is a lab/shop/theory application. This course covers the basics of cabinet and furniture construction. Fundamental machine operations and safety rules are taught. The students are required to construct, by approved machine methods, the common joints used in good construction. The study of wood and other materials, hand tools and bench work, shop drawing, design, and layout are a part of the basic course.
32410334
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This is a lab/shop/theory application that deals with finishing and fine tolerances of the construction trade. Hands-on techniques of hanging and trimming doors and windows, installing trim and molding, finishing drywall and other wall finishes are covered. PREREQUISITE: 32410302 Cabinet and Furniture Making 2.

Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking is Part of a Career Pathway

As an Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way! 

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Technical Diploma
29 Credits / 1 Year
Potential Careers
Cabinet Installer, Cabinetmaker, Machine Operator, Furniture Maker, Interior Finish Carpenter
Range of Yearly Salary
$27,040 - $41,600 annually
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Continue your education to obtain an associate degree. 

Construction and Cabinetmaking

Technical Diploma
62 Credits / 2 Years Full Time
Potential Careers
Carpenter (Construction), Woodworking Machine Operator, Furniture Finisher, Millperson, Machine Setup Person, Cabinetmaker, Wood Machinist, Salesperson, Estimator, Draftsperson, Material Handling Specialist
Range of Yearly Salary
$21,000-$46,796 annually
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Continue your education to obtain a bachelor degree. 


Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it! 

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking

29 Credits | 1 Year

$3,892

Additional tools and supplies may also be required.


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking technical diploma. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond.

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