CABINETMAKING & WOOD TECHNOLOGY
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A graduate of this program should be able to:

  • Identify nomenclature and the proper use of hand and portable power tools.
  • Apply knowledge of wood as a material in the proper construction of various fine furniture projects.
  • Demonstrate safe practice in the use and setup of trade machinery.
  • Demonstrate skill in the use of drafting equipment in order to produce shop drawings.
  • Read shop blueprints in order to develop accurate material lists.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of finishing materials along with the skills required for wood finishing including: wood preparation, wood coloring using various stains and top coating using oil finishes, shellacs, varnishes, and lacquers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to list and prepare millwork items required for various building projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in grinding knives for the shaper and moulder and the setup of machines for production.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce jigs and fixtures required for production work.
  • Demonstrate the skill and knowledge necessary for kitchen layout, design, construction, and installation.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge required for producing various types of countertops.
  • Develop a strong work ethic along with the ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team.