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CABINETMAKING & WOOD
TECHNOLOGY
Repeated surveys of the woodworking industry have revealed the
number one concern facing the industry for the 21st century is
the lack of skilled and motivated workers. There is a continual
need in the furniture, kitchen cabinet, and architectural millwork
industries for persons possessing the skills and knowledge
required to produce high quality wood products.

MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
CABINETMAKING & WOOD TECHNOLOGY

The Cabinetmaking and Wood Technology program is committed
to continually providing students with the skills and knowledge
required for rewarding jobs in the various woodworking industries.
Based upon the belief that students learn best by working on
projects, this program is strongly project-oriented.

SEMESTER 1
CABM 106 Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools
CABM 111 Furniture Construction I
CABM 116 Finishing I
CABM 121 Related Drawing I
MATH 126 Technical Mathematics I
(or higher level math)
CIS 105 Drawing with AutoCad

Hence, students will produce several pieces of fine furniture
after which they will further develop and display their skills by
producing an advanced wood project of their choosing. Through
the use of the College's housing project, students will learn to list
and produce all the millwork items required for a residential house.
Additionally, students will design, produce, finish, and install a
complete kitchen. Through the use of lectures, demonstrations and
the above projects, the program faculty feel they can best prepare
students for careers in any of the three major woodworking fields:
fine furniture, architectural millwork, and kitchen cabinetry.

SEMESTER 2
CABM 151 Advanced Machinery
CABM 156 Furniture Construction II
CABM 161 Finishing II
CABM 166 Job Management
CABM 171 Related Drawing II
CIS 111 Intro to Computer Applications or
BUSN 106 Small Business Management
MATH 132 Elementary Geometry
(or higher level math)

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

SEMESTER 3
CABM 206 Advanced Wood Project
CABM 211 Machine Maintenance
CABM 221 Architectural Millwork
CABM 226 Custom Woodworking Cutters
ENG 106 English Composition
Science Elective

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SEMESTER 4
CABM 251 Shop Operations and Management
CABM 261 Kitchen Cabinet Planning & Estimating
CABM 263 Kitchen Cabinet Construction
CABM 265 Cabinet Installation
CABM 267 Counter Top Fabrication
Humanities General Education Elective

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A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Identify nomenclature and the proper use of hand and
portable power tools.
* Apply the 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 to develop accurate material lists.
* Demonstrate knowledge of finishing materials along with the
skills required for wood finishing including the following:
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 skills 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.

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ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111
1
Elective General Studies Elective
3
TOTAL CREDITS

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