Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for working in the construction industry in cabinetmaking and millwork. The program qualifies graduates to seek employment as an apprentice cabinetmaker and finish carpenter and journey-level cabinetmaker and finish carpenter. Students may also complete at least two (2) additional years experience which all related work can be applied towards the required four (4) years needed to qualify for a C-6 State of California Contractors License.

Instruction is offered in cabinetmaking, cabinet installation and millwork. Studies include safety in hand, pneumatic and power tools in the shop and on the jobsite, materials and take-off list, mathematics, print reading, cutting list, and cabinet assembly.

Additional studies included are cabinet finishing and installation, interior door installation, molding making, and installation and estimating. The culminating student experience is the fabrication of cabinets and millwork and their installation in the residential home project.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Interpret a complete set of prints for cabinet layout and cabinet construction.
  2. Practice safe construction techniques in both the shop and jobsite according to OSHA standards.
  3. Demonstrate the proper sequence of cabinet construction and millwork.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 14

Required Courses

  • BLDG 152A – Cabinetmaking for the Student Built Home Construction (4)
  • BLDG 152B – Cabinet Installation & Millwork for Home Construction (4)
  • BLDG 212 – Print Reading for Construction (3)
  • BLDG 220 – Estimating for Building Construction (3)

Recommended electives:

  • BLDG 210A – Building Construction (5)
  • BLDG 230A – Building Construction (10)
  • TECH 107A – Technical Calculations (3)