29 Credits | 1 Year
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.
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.
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
Stay on top of the latest architectural woodworking/cabinetmaking technologies and methods with this technical diploma.
Learn multiple techniques and processes to finish cabinets and furniture.
Develop well-rounded and versatile skills.
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.
As a student in this program, you will design and construct heirloom furniture.
You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have many years of experience.
You will create cut list and process stock to build cabinets.
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.
Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking is Part of a Career Pathway
As an Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to obtain an associate degree.
Continue your education to obtain a bachelor degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech 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 Northwood Tech counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
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.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2021-22*
29 Credits | 1 Year
*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 Northwood Tech Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking technical diploma.