In our supportive and creative environment, you’ll have unique opportunities to gain a solid foundation in this refined profession. We’ll teach you woodworking-operations basics and technological advancements to develop your personal areas of interest and perfect your craft.
This nine-month program prepares students for apprenticeship positions in the cabinet makers (joiners) trade or for careers as fine furniture builders.
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Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They learn theoretical principles, concepts, and theories of furniture and cabinet design in the classroom. They apply their knowledge in the shop where they engage in the construction of cabinets and fine furniture.
Practical Skills Training
Appreciate balanced design
Consistently strive for originality and quality
Draft in Computer Automated Design (CAD)
Exhibit product value and pride
Photograph your work
Plan and setup a professional show
Wood carving (optional and at an additional tuition fee through Continuing Education)
The program is broad in scope and encourages students to strive for quality design, originality, and enhanced workmanship skills, to improve chances of success in the marketplace.
Students are responsible to pay for materials used in constructing their projects. Depending on the size and scope of their project this cost could be up to $1000.00.
Graduates of the Fine Woodworking Program at Selkirk College earn credit for Level 1 and Level 2 of the cabinet maker (joiner) trade technical training component of their apprenticeships. Additionally, graduates receive 475 hours advance credit towards the on-the-job component of an apprenticeship.