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Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
Program Code: FC111 Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Furniture and Cabinetmaking Techniques program provides you with the knowledge and skills to construct and build traditional furniture, as well as install basic cabinets using recognized trade practices. The program incorporates the use of various types of joinery and construction techniques using hand tools, portable power tools, stationary machines, as well as computer-based technologies, through a project-based approach. Once students complete this certificate, they can apply to continue their studies into Semester 3 of the Industrial Woodworking Diploma.

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.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Perform furniture and cabinetmaking activities safely to industry standards
  2. Identify and compare joinery types for various kinds of furniture and cabinetmaking construction from shop drawings of common furniture and cabinet units
  3. Interpret drawings for production planning and estimating
  4. Select, maintain and operate hand tools, portable power tools and stationary machinery.
  5. Select various grades of lumber and building materials.
  6. Perform sanding and adhesive operations to industry standards.
  7. Select and apply finishes and hardware used in manufacturing of furniture, cabinets and millwork.
  8. Produce furniture, cabinets, and other architectural specialties including, millwork and mouldings to be installed in residential and commercial applications
  9. Apply mathematical solutions for furniture and cabinetmaking applications
  10. Draft documentation used to order materials, estimate job costs, and prepare invoices for furniture and cabinetmaking purposes.
  11. Perform cabinet and furniture construction in an industrial setting


The Humber Experience

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.

Humber Also Offers

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

AMWAC Manual Donation

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!

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.

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Construction, Building & Finishing Programs

Cabinet Making Showcase

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Watch the video to see third semester cabinet making students showcase their end of year capstone project to friends, faculty, and members of the industry.

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ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

Wed, February 12, 2020

Humber’s Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST) was pleased to host the 10th Annual ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair.

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New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

Thu, July 11, 2019

As part of FAST’s commitment to work-integrated learning and the development of career-ready graduates. 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Optional Co-op streams in the following programs:

  • Building Construction Technician
  • Computer and Network Support Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology – Control Systems
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Starting with the Fall 2019 intake, students will have the option to participate in co-op at various points in their academic program. The co-op work terms will alternate between periods of academic study and are sequenced to best address the needs of industry and demand. Information about the co-op option will be available on program webpages and the Work Placement Services website.

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Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Thu, May 23, 2019

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition, which offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate their talents and skills. Over two and a half days, they capture the attention of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze medals, including monetary awards and the opportunity to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition after which they have a chance to move on to World Skills Competition.

Numerous Humber students, from different fields, gave their best in the competitions, and brought home medals.

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

Automation & Controls
Everest Bezati - Bronze

Brendan Woo - Gold
Nicholas Roos - Silver

Heating Systems
Wylie Gallant - Bronze

Horticulture & Landscape Design Team of Two
Patrick Misko & Taylor Schottroff - Bronze

Landscape Design
Thales Leonardo DaSilva - Gold
Raymond Ho - Silver

Mechanical CADD
Keiran O'Neil - Bronze

Mechatronics Team of Two
Hartej Tapia & Marko Gunja - Gold
Sunhail Mohammed & Alex Mosor - Silver

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Senior Dean’s Impact Report: 2017-2022

Senior Dean’s Impact Report: 2017-2022

Sun, August 28, 2022

With great pride, May 2022 marks five years serving the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology (FAST) as your senior dean.

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Walk. Run. Stroll.

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Advancements in technology have a transformative impact on industries, driving the need to build a strong skilled workforce. 

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Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

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    • domestic: $8,053.73
    • international: $24,591.00

    Fees are subject to change.

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