Skilled Trades

Cabinetmaking Techniques
Stand out from the rest – learn custom cabinetmaking here. Enjoy smaller class sizes, excellent facilities, sustainable practices.

General information

Program code
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

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.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

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.


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

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