Cabinet Making (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Three semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information: 

Drew Aaslepp
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78059

Admission Requirements

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


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

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

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


The 2015/2016 fee for three semesters is
– domestic $7,585.41
– international $21,012.50.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Additional Costs

$250 for materials.

Our Program

Humber’s Cabinet Making certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills to construct cabinets and fine furniture using both traditional recognized trade practices, as well as computer-based technologies. You’ll complete a series of woodworking projects that explore various types of joinery and construction techniques using hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary machines. Time management skills and the ability to work to a deadline are developed throughout the program.

Woodworking classes also focus on verbal and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, mathematics and interpersonal/ teamwork skills.

By the end of the program, you will be able to produce shop drawings, calculate material lists, operate woodworking machinery safely and also assemble and apply a finish to basic cabinetry or furniture. We also stress the safe operation of common stationary machines and introduce basic manufacturing processes.

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

Your Career

Our graduates may find employment in a number of woodworking areas including store fixtures construction, architectural millwork, furniture construction or in the kitchen cabinet industry. Because of our comprehensive program, there has been continuing interest in our graduates from employers over the past number of years.

Our Facilities

Students spend the majority of their time in our 10,000-square-foot woodworking lab, located at The Humber Centre for Trades & Technology ( Within the lab there are bench areas for assembly and bench work. We also utilize a kitchen cabinet installation area. All major 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.

Alternative Course of Study

Humber also offers the Industrial Woodworking diploma program 30891 as an alternative course of study for those wishing to enhance their training with computer, communications and business courses.

List of Courses
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
IWWT 150 Power Tools 2
IWWT 151 Cabinet Construction 2
IWWT 152 Finishing 1
IWWT 153 Bending and Laminating Methods
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
IWWT 205 Finishing 2
IWWT 208 Cabinet Construction 3
IWWT 209 Shaping Operations
IWWT 210 Installation, Site Work and Repair