Algonquin College

Cabinetmaking and Furniture Technician

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program delivered in a compressed format over 45 weeks prepares students to work in the cabinetmaking and woodworking industry, producing both traditional and contemporary furniture and commercial cabinetry. Cabinet and furniture technicians design and build components to industry specifications using hand and power tools. This intense program is delivered over three consecutive levels. Students examine the history of the trade and its furniture, as well as materials, modern composites, adhesives and fasteners. Students gain proficiency in the construction of projects through the development of skills using hand tools and performing joinery and wood machining practices, with an emphasis on safety. Throughout the program progression is made to more advanced machine techniques using computers, specialized tools and machinery to design and construct furniture, kitchens, bathroom cabinets and millwork as well as to lay veneers. Using drafting and blueprint reading skills, students complete geometric layout in the shop and also create plans and shop drawings. Paramount to proper completion of a project, students develop and apply basic and advanced finish techniques including traditional and modern finishes.

This program offers one cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term(s) option. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 3.6, have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry.
URL:Cabinetmaking and Furniture Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:45 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,860

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and supplies can be purchased at the campus store. Expenses total approximately $450 for the program duration.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C is recommended).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 24, 2016