Cabinetmaking (CAB) is a 60 semester hour program combining classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory.  Requirements for the certificate of completion include four academic courses totaling 12 semester hours and all required career technical courses.  Students can also earn stackable short term certificates and industry certifications. This program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment in the field of cabinetmaking.


  • Certificate
    • Cabinetmaking

  • Short Term Certificate
    • Basic Cabinetmaking
    • Millwork and Finishing
    • Shop Management
    • Wood Turning

Industry Certification
National Career Readiness Credential
OSHA 10-hr General Industry Safety/Health

Estimated Program Length

Award Length Credit Hours
Short Term Certificate 1 semester 12
Certificate of Completion 4 semesters 60

Required Program Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
CAB101 Introduction to Cabinetmaking 3
CAB102 Intro to Lumber and Wood Products 3
CAB103 Sizes, Dimensions and Joints 3
CAB104 Cabinet Shop Operations 3
CAB110 Equipment Maintenance 3
CAB140 Wood Finishing Fundamentals 3
CAB141 Wood Finishing 3
CAB204 Cabinetmaking and Millwork 3
CAB205 Furniture Construction 3
CAB206 Special Projects in Furniture Const. 3
CAB211 Cabinet Installation and Trim Work 3
CAB225 Kitchen and Bath Design 6
CAB230 Estimating Costs in Cabinetmaking 3
CAB260 Woodturning I 3
CAB261 Wood Turning II 3

Required Academic Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
DPT100 Introductory Computer Skills I 3
ENG100 Vocational Technical English 3
MAH101 Introductory Mathematics I 3
SPC103 Oral Communication Skills 3

Elective Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
CAB181 Special Topics 3
CAB182 Special Topics 3

Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.


Program Contact

Mr. Ray Albright, Instructor
Main Campus

This is a “Live Work” program.

Occupational Data*

Cabinetmakers work in residential and commercial settings, where they use creative skills in design and analytical skills to interpret drawings and layouts. Tasks include cutting, assembling, finish-sanding, staining and sealing wood cabinets.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cabinetmakers earned an average of $30,530 in 2016. Though companies are more likely to hire employees who are computer savvy, cabinet makers who are expert woodworkers will continue to have good job opportunities.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook