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Industrial Woodworking Technician

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 30891 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


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

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


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedClosed
January 2018NorthOpenOpen
September 2018NorthOpenOpen
January 2019NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 3 semesters was:

  • domestic: $8,070.72
  • international: $21,796.50

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Materials $250.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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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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Program Contact(s)

Drew Aaslepp, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78059



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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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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International Students

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

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

The Industrial Woodworking Technician diploma 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, students 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 apply a finish. Graduates are able to safely operate most common stationary woodworking machinery, as well as program and run a number of CNC machines.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Solve routine technical problems related to shop environments using a variety of systemic approaches.

  • Interpret and produce graphics and other standard technical documents necessary for the installation, maintenance, repair, and manufacture of components.

  • Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures.

  • Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools.

  • Install, manufacture and repair components to required specifications using shop tools and equipment.

  • Demonstrate professional behaviour in accordance with industry associations’ practice standards, procedures and ethical guidelines.

  • Execute mathematical operations required to solve routine problems.

  • Expedite tasks using computer skills and technological tools.

  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in working in a team.



The Humber Experience

Watch the video to learn about the Industrial Woodworking Technician program from students and faculty.

Skilled Trades Breakfast

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

Cabinet Making Showcase

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

The Humber Advantage

Woodworking Lab

Students spend the majority of their time working in our 10,000-square-foot dust-controlled woodworking lab furnished with skylights. The lab includes a student bench area for assembly, an overflow area for student use outside of their scheduled class time, a kitchen cabinet installation area, as well as a spray booth for cold spraying lacquer.

Software & Technology

Most common industrial woodworking machines are available for student use. The process of veneering is taught utilizing a hydraulic hot press and stitching machine. Vacuum pressing technology is used for curved forms and specialty veneering. Students have access to three computerized (CNC) routers, a CNC lathe and a CNC dovetailer. A dedicated electronic classroom is available for lectures.

Industry Partnerships

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!

Your Career

Employer interest in our graduates has grown steadily during 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, and furniture construction.

Our advisory committee of industry professionals reviews our curriculum and ensure that students are receiving relevant training to prepare them for work in a range of woodworking related fields.

Humber Also Offers

 The Cabinet Making certificate program for students interested solely in developing their practical skills.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.