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Industrial Woodworking Technician

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Program Code: 30891 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 3 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : Online / In-person Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

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 run a number of CNC machines.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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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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The Humber Advantage

Centre for Trades and Technology building

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.

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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.

inside trades and technology building

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!

The Humber Experience

Skilled Trades Breakfast

male student standing with 2 teachers

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

Cabinet Making Showcase

2 wood chairs from Cabinet Making Showcase

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

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 students 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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Open
January 2021 North Open Open

Industrial Woodworking Technician Program

Students in woodworking classroom

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


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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

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

Electronics
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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Wed, March 11, 2020

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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 3 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 program eligibility.

    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.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

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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Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 (Quad core) Intel i7 (Quad core or higher)
Memory Minimum 16 GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250 GB storage space (SSD) preferable, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Other Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Drew Aaslepp, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78059
drew.aaslepp@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,014.58
  • international: $25,330.50

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Materials $250. Additional costs may include personal protection equipment (PPE) needed and utilized in the lab environment.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Drew Aaslepp, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78059
drew.aaslepp@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

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 or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre

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