Cabinetmaking student wearing safety glasses while using a pencil and ruler to add markings to a drawing inside a work shop

Enter the cabinetmaking and woodworking field as a skilled cabinetmaker

Cabinetmaking Techniques Ontario College Certificate program

Stand out from the rest – learn custom cabinetmaking here. Enjoy small class sizes, excellent facilities, and applied learning from project planning to execution.

Program code CABT
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Program Delivery Full-time
Program delivery method(s) In person What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

In this project-based program, students are provided the opportunity to develop and advance foundational knowledge and skills for the cabinetmaking industry. Experiential learning ensures that students are competent in all aspects of the industrial cabinetmaking/woodworking field, from planning stages through to the application of final finishes on a variety of solids and manufactured products.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Cabinetmaking Techniques program?

Cabinetmaking Techniques admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:

What career paths can I take in cabinetmaking?

Your Cabinetmaking Techniques certificate gives you many career opportunities

Our graduates enjoy success as employees in custom or production furniture building, commercial millwork, kitchen cabinet making, custom stair shops, finishing and residential trim. Potential career opportunities include, trim carpentry, installers, cabinetmaker, machine set up technician, shop supervisor and self-employment.

A graduate may wish to discuss the possibility of eligibility for apprenticeship credits into the Cabinetmaking apprenticeship program with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.

Experiential learning opportunities

Experience Georgian: Building a box with Professor Lynn MacKinlay

Professor Lynn MacKinlay often gives her Cabinetmaking Techniques students this assignment near the end of their studies, as a culmination of everything they’ve learned in the one-year program.

What courses are included in the Cabinetmaking Techniques certificate program?

Course overview

17 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 General Education Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Cabinetmaking Techniques program outline.

  • CABT 1010 – Hand and Power Tools
  • CABT 1011 – Cabinetmaking Applications
  • CABT 1012 – Finishing Processes
  • CABT 1013 – Joinery and Fastening
  • DRFT 1009 – Technical Drawings
  • MATH 1036 – Math for Wood Trades

Your course delivery method(s)

In person

This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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