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Cabinetmaking Techniques

Cabinetmaking Techniques Ontario College Certificate

What is Cabinetmaking Techniques?

This program gives students many project opportunities that develop the foundational knowledge and skills for the cabinetmaking industry. Many hands-on opportunities ensure that graduates are competent in all aspects of the industrial cabinetmaking/ woodworking field, from the planning stages to the application of final finishes on various products.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
CABT
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Kim Woodman
Email:
Kim.Woodman@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5231

This program gives students many project opportunities that develop the foundational knowledge and skills for the cabinetmaking industry. Many hands-on opportunities ensure that graduates are competent in all aspects of the industrial cabinetmaking/ woodworking field, from the planning stages to the application of final finishes on various products.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • perform cabinetmaking activities safely to industry standards


  • determine joinery requirements for various types of cabinetmaking construction including sketches and shop drawings of common furniture and cabinet units


  • interpret drawings for production planning and estimating


  • select, maintain and operate hand tools, portable power tools and stationary machinery


  • select various grades of lumber and building materials


  • perform sanding and adhesive operations to industry standards


  • select and apply finishes and hardware used in manufacturing of furniture, cabinets and millwork


  • produce cabinets and other architectural specialties including millwork and mouldings to be installed in residential and commercial applications


  • apply mathematical solutions for cabinetmaking applications


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

16 Mandatory Courses

1 Communications Course

1 General Education Course

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

CABT1010 Hand and Power Tools
CABT1011 Cabinetmaking Applications
CABT1012 Finishing Processes
CABT1013 Joinery and Fastening
CABT1014 Cabinet Construction and Installation
CABT1015 Trim and Mouldings
CABT1016 Finishing Applications
CABT1017 Cabinetmaking Materials
CABT1018 Construction Applications
CABT1019 Preproduction Planning
CABT1020 Advanced Projects
CABT1021 Furniture Design
CABT1022 Advanced Finishing
CABT1023 Construction Detailing
DRFT1009 Technical Drawings
MATH1007 Mathematics Techniques
Communications Course
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Course
To be selected from College list
Three Georgian students stand behind their rocking chair creations.

Cabinetmaking students give back

Students from Georgian’s Cabinetmaking Techniques program showed off their work and gave back to the community at a Barrie Campus holiday bazaar this week. Several people came by to admire and purchase student-made wooden rocking horses, tables, medicine cabinets and more. Read more...

Rick Hopper Alumni

Rick Hopper

Owner, Country Woodworkers

Program:

Cabinetmaking Techniques (formerly Furniture and Building)

Year:

1984 (approx)


When Rick Hopper decided to come to Georgian College in 1982, he brought with him a passion for two things he loved to do – woodworking and playing hockey. Fortunately Georgian was able to support Rick’s passions with both an Applied Arts furniture and building program and a varsity hockey team. Read more...

A woman with short grey hair and glasses smiles into the camera.

Lynn MacKinlay

Women can learn a lot from Lynn about what it’s like to pursue a career in the skilled trades. Her insights and experience, gained while working in commercial cabinet shops and in on-set construction in the film industry, were recently captured in a documentary called Bridging the Gap: Women in the Skilled Trades. Read more...

Three Georgian students stand behind their rocking chair creations.

Cabinetmaking students give back

Students from Georgian’s Cabinetmaking Techniques program showed off their work and gave back to the community at a Barrie Campus holiday bazaar this week. Several people came by to admire and purchase student-made wooden rocking horses, tables, medicine cabinets and more. Read more...

Man demonstrates to a shop full of students how to use a router.

Cabinetmaking Techniques students given tools to succeed

Students in the Cabinetmaking Techniques program send out a huge thanks to Peter Vernon, General Manger of Freud Canada. Freud Canada generously donated three router tables with routers and a full complement of router bits, sanding discs and saw blades for every tool in the shop. Read more...

A brown stool sits atop a display platform in an exhibit area.

Cabinetmaking students showcase their best work at annual exhibit

Students in Georgian’s Cabinetmaking Techniques program displayed their best work from the school year at the recent Student Cabinetmaking Exhibit. About 80 students, staff, friends, family and Georgian donors dropped by the Helen and Arch Brown Centre. Read more...

Faculty and alumni profiled in trades documentary

Georgian College faculty and alumni were featured in a documentary created by Rogers TV as part of the Train in Trades initiative, or TNT. Led by Mayor Jeff Lehman and MPP Rod Jackson in partnership with Georgian, TNT aims to raise awareness about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. Read more...

Man and woman hold up textbook; with group of Cabinetmaking Techniques students behind holding books

Cabinetmaking Techniques program receives generous donation

The Architectural Woodwork Standards book is an important resource to anyone in the commercial cabinetmaking and millwork industry. Three organizations – Formica, Upper Canada Forest Products and Richelieu – have partnered to provide 40 of these books to the Cabinetmaking Techniques program. Read more...

Rick Hopper Alumni

Rick Hopper

Owner, Country Woodworkers

Program:

Cabinetmaking Techniques (formerly Furniture and Building)

Year:

1984 (approx)


When Rick Hopper decided to come to Georgian College in 1982, he brought with him a passion for two things he loved to do – woodworking and playing hockey. Fortunately Georgian was able to support Rick’s passions with both an Applied Arts furniture and building program and a varsity hockey team. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Kim Woodman
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5231

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