Cabinetmaking

Non Degree Credible

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CAB 101 : Introduction to Cabinetmaking

This is a beginning woodworking course, which deals with basic materials and processes. Topics include basic safety procedures while in the Cabinet shop, an introduction to the safe use of tools and equipment, basic measurement principles, wood products, cutting, and fastening. Upon course completion, students should be able to safely inspect and use shop equipment, measure, mark, and perform various types of cuts, and assemble a specified project.

Credits

3

CAB 102 : Introduction to Lumber and Wood Products

This is an introductory course to lumber, grades, sizes, characteristics and uses. Topics include the natural properties of trees, identification of various types of wood, the milling process, various defects found in wood, and how it is manufactured. Upon completion the students should be knowledgeable in the use of wood products for the production of cabinets and fine furniture.

Credits

3

CAB 103 : Sizes, Dimensions and Joints

This course includes the study of cutting lumber to dimensions and materials to size with power tools. Emphasis is on job planning and the construction of all types of joints made with hand and power tools. Upon course completion, students should be able to plan jobs, make shop drawings, jobs layouts, and patterns.

Credits

3

CAB 104 : Cabinet Shop Operations

This course covers start up and general operation of a cabinet shop. Topics include shop organization, fire safety, financing, and tool acquisition. Upon completion, students should have basic knowledge of starting a custom cabinet shop.

Credits

3

CAB 110 : Equipment Maintenance

This is an introductory course to maintaining woodworking tools and equipment. Emphasis is on equipment inspection, cleaning and lubrication, as well as removing and replacing saw blades, jointer, shaper, and planer knives. Upon course completion, students should be proficient in maintaining basic woodworking equipment.

Credits

3

CAB 140 : Woodfinishing Fundamentals

This is an introductory wood finishing course. Topics include sanding, filling, staining, brushing and spraying. Upon course completion, students should be able to perform basic wood finishing procedures.

Credits

3

CAB 145 : Refinishing Furniture and Antiques

This course offers instruction in refinishing furniture and restoring antiques. Emphasis is on the removal of old finish by stripping, washing, and sanding furniture; repair of broken pieces; and the use of veneers in patching. Upon course completion, students should be able to refinish furniture and antiques.

Credits

3

CAB 181 : Special Topics

This course is designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in cabinetmaking application and with evaluation at the instructor’s discretion. Emphasis is placed on an advanced topic that may include any woodworking project related to cabinetmaking. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project.

Credits

3

CAB 182 : Special Topics

This course is designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in cabinetmaking application and with evaluation at the instructor’s discretion. Emphasis is placed on an advanced topic that may include any woodworking project related to cabinetmaking. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project.

Credits

3

CAB 183 : Special Topics

This course is designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in cabinetmaking application and with evaluation at the instructor’s discretion. Emphasis is placed on an advanced topic that may include any woodworking project related to cabinetmaking. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project.

Credits

3

CAB 204 : Cabinetmaking and Millwork

This course focuses on all aspects of cabinet millwork and construction. Topics include casework, frame and panel components, cabinet supports, doors, drawers, and cabinet and tabletops. Upon completion, students should be able to perform all functions necessary to construct basic cabinets.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAB 205 : Furniture Construction

This course covers design and construction of fine furniture. Emphasis is on the development of basic furniture construction skills, such as milling, joining, building jigs and fixtures. Upon course completion, students should be able to perform basic skills necessary to construct fine furniture.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAB 208 : Special Projects in Furniture Construction

This course is a continuation of the study and performance of advanced furniture projects that began in CAB 205. Emphasis is on shaping, routing and carving. Upon course completion, students should be able to perform advanced skills necessary to construct fine furniture.

Credits

3

CAB 211 : Cabinet Installation and Trim Work

This course introduces students to cabinet installation and trim work. Emphasis is placed upon cabinet shipping and handling, cabinet and countertop installation, and trim work. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to explain proper cabinet handling procedures as well as the appropriate sequence and methods of installing kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and installing all appropriate trim work for the job.

Credits

3

CAB 230 : Estimating Costs in Cabinetmaking

This course focuses on estimating costs necessary to complete cabinetmaking projects. Emphasis is on figuring costs of materials and labor and on the use of pertinent formulas. Upon course completion, students should be able to estimate costs of complete cabinetmaking projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAB 242 : Special Finishes

This course is a continuation of CAB 141. Emphasis is on spraying and hand rubbing with lubricants. Upon course completion, students should be able to apply special finishes to wooden surfaces.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAB 241 .

CAB 260 : Wood Turning I

This course focuses on turning components for fine furniture projects. Emphasis is on operation and maintenance of wood lathes and tools. Upon course completion, students should be able to turn duplicate posts and table legs.

Credits

3

Prerequisites