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.
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Watch the video to learn about the Industrial Woodworking Technician program from students and faculty.
Congratulations to all of the honors students who could make it to the annual "Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast"!
The graduating classes of the Cabinet Making and Industrial Woodworking programs showed of their great work at the Cabinet Making Showcase
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Cabinet Making certificate program for students interested solely in developing their practical skills.
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