2014/15 Program

Cabinet Making

Our Program

Located at the Humber Centre for Trades & Technology (see map at humber.ca/maps), our 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. Students will complete a series of woodworking projects, which 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.

Graduates of this program 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.

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

Your Career

Graduates of this woodworking program may find employment in a number of areas including store fixtures construction, architectural millwork, furniture construction or in the kitchen cabinet industry.

There has been continuing interest in our graduates from employers over the past number of years. Humber offers a comprehensive program that gives students a solid grounding in woodworking. We stress the safe operation of common stationary machines and introduce basic manufacturing processes. Our curriculum is guided by an independent industry-based Advisory Board.

Our Facilities

Students spend the majority of their time in our newly constructed 10,000 square foot woodworking lab. Within the lab there is a bench area for assembly and also kitchen cabinet installation area. All common woodworking machines are available for student use, as well as a hydraulic veneer press, two computer numerical control (CNC) routers, a CNC lathe, a CNC dovetailer and a vacuum pressing area for curved forms and veneering. A dedicated electronic classroom is available for lectures.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U)
  • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Applicants who do not possess the required courses may complete admission testing to determine equivalencies. Invitation and booking of admission testing is done using the email address provided on the online application

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


The 2014/2015 fee for three semesters is

  • domestic $7,401
  • international $20,562.50.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

$250 for materials.

Alternative Course of Study

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


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
IWWT 100 General Drafting and Blueprint Reading
IWWT 101 Shop Practices and Material Handling
IWWT 102 Power Tools 1
IWWT 103 Fundamentals Of Design/joinery
IWWT 105 Cabinet Construction 1

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
IWWT 200 Power Tools 2
IWWT 201 Cabinet Construction 2
IWWT 202 Finishing 1
IWWT 203 Bending And Laminating Methods

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
IWWT 301 Cabinet Construction 3
IWWT 303 Shaping Operations
IWWT 304 Installation Site Work and Repair
IWWT 305 Finishing 2