Cabinet and Furniture Technology

The Cabinet and Furniture Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wood cabinets and fixtures using hand and power tools. Additional emphasis is provided in the design and construction of fine furniture items. The program also includes instruction in areas such as material selection, estimating, blueprint reading, and finishing techniques. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the proper and safe use of hand and portable power tools;
  • Demonstrate the use of wood as a material in the proper construction of various fine cabinet and furniture projects;
  • Demonstrate safe practice in the use and set-up of trade machinery;
  • Demonstrate skill in the use of automated drafting and design in order to produce project drawings and employ CNC routers;
  • Read and interpret shop blueprints in order to develop accurate material lists;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of finishing materials along with the skills required for wood finishing including: 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; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce jigs and fixtures required for the production of cabinets and furniture projects.

Admission Guidelines:

  • The applicant must complete the COMPASS/ ESL test with math and communications scores acceptable for admission to BUS 121.
  • The applicant must possess general computer skills equivalent to CAPP 106T.
  • Applicants not meeting the above requirements may be admitted on an extended track to complete remedial math/communications classes before enrolling in BUS 121.

Additional Costs:

  • The applicant must complete the COMPASS/ESL test.

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.

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