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Furniture and Cabinetmaking TechniquesNEW

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Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
Program Code: FC111
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Length: 2 semesters
Start Dates: January, September

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


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The Humber Experience

Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast

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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.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 North Not Available

Cabinet Making Showcase

student working on equipment for woodworking

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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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

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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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Admission Requirements

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.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2023-2024 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD
  • international: TBD

Fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

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Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

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Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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