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Cabinet Making

Credential: Certificate Program Code: 30991 Length: 3 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthOpenOpen
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for three semesters was:

  • domestic $8.060.07
  • international $21,112.50.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Materials $250.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Future Study Options

Continue to build on your strong foundation. We can help you find your passion at Humber through the many diploma and degree programs available to successful certificate graduates. 

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Humber Also Offers

Industrial Woodworking Technician diploma program for those wishing to enhance their training with computer, communications and business courses.

Program Contact(s)

Drew Aaslepp
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78059



Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,612.69 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,887.18 $6,186.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $222.00 $222.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,746.69 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,887.18 $6,052.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $356.00 $356.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,700.69 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,887.18 $6,098.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $310.00 $310.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Cabinet Making certificate program, located at the Humber Centre for Trades & Technology, provides you with the knowledge and skills to construct and install basic cabinets, as well as build traditional furniture using recognized trade practices. By completing a series of woodworking projects, you will explore various types of joinery and construction techniques using hand tools, portable power tools, stationary machines, as well as computer-based technologies. Time management skills and the ability to work to a deadline are developed and stressed throughout the program.

Graduates of the program will be able to produce shop drawings, calculate a list of materials, cut out and assemble basic cabinetry or furniture and also apply a finish. Graduates are able to safely operate most common stationary woodworking machinery, as well as run a number of CNC machines in a limited capacity.


The Humber Experience

Cabinet Making Showcase

chair from cabinet making student

The graduating classes of the Cabinet Making and Industrial Woodworking programs showed of their great work at the Cabinet Making Showcase.

Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast

skilled trades breakfast

Congratulations to all of the honors students who could make it to the annual "Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast"!

Students spend the majority of their time in our 10,000 square foot woodworking lab, located at The Humber Centre for Trades and Technology. Within the lab there is a large bright bench area for assembly and bench work. We also utilize a kitchen cabinet installation area. All common industrial woodworking machines are available for student use, as well as a vacuum pressing area for curved forms and veneering, a hydraulic veneer press, three computer numerical control (CNC) routers, a CNC lathe, and a CNC dovetailer. A dedicated electronic classroom is available for lectures.

Your Career

Employer interest in our graduates has grown steadily throughout the program’s history. We offer a comprehensive program that provides a solid grounding in woodworking and prepares a student for employment in a wide range of areas including store fixtures, architectural millwork (doors and windows), the kitchen cabinet industry, as well as furniture construction.


AMWAC Manual Donation

Richelieu, Formica, and Upper Canada Forest Products have graciously donated 20 AWMAC (Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada) manuals to our students in the Industrial Woodworking Technology and Cabinet Making programs. This contribution will be greatly appreciated by our students!

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