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Programs of Study

Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology

Program Objective

The Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology program prepares students as entry-level trades people in the layout, estimation, and construction of residential construction including the installation of trim, furniture, stairs and cabinets. The skill set would also include weatherization installers and technicians and conservation retrofitters. Leadership and management skills are stressed. Students work with industry standard tools and equipment such as table saws, jointers, power tools, hand tools, pneumatic nailers, and laser levels.

Career Opportunities

Graduates work as rough and finish carpenters, cabinetmakers, mill workers, building product representatives, and custom woodworkers.

Typical employers in the carpentry and cabinetmaking career field are residential, commercial, and industrial construction companies; remodeling contractors; cabinet and showcase manufacturers; mill-work companies and lumber yards; wholesale and retail building product suppliers; modular home manufacturers; large institutional, business, and industrial complexes; and architectural engineering firms.

Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: The carpentry and cabinet making program will prepare the graduate for entry level employment in a variety of fields of construction.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Identify different construction materials
    • Select and use appropriate power tools for specific project
    • Produce and interpret cabinet shop drawings

Goal 2: The program will cover residential construction from the “ground to the clouds” and does so with an emphasis on safety first.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Demonstrate the ability to hook up a harness
    • Observe job site, shop safety and tool safety practices

Goal 3: The graduate will examine the pre-planning phases of construction through the sale of the structure and apply sound customer relation practices.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

  • Accurately provide residential estimates

Propose and interpret appropriate plans based on building site layouts

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

  • Accurately provide residential estimates
  • Propose and interpret appropriate plans based on building site layouts

Todd Campbell, Department Chairperson


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