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Cabinet Making

Cabinet Making (2016-2017)

Program Code




September 2016: Open
January 2016: Open

Program Length

Three semesters, beginning in September and January


Contact Information

Drew Aaslepp, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78059


The 2015/2016 fee for three semesters was
– domestic $7,585.41
– international $21,012.50.
Amounts listed were 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.

$250 for materials.

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.

Our Program

Humber’s Cabinetmaking certificate 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, you will 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 also apply a finish. Graduates are able to safely operate most common stationary woodworking machinery, as well as run a number of CNC machines in a limited capacity.

List of Courses

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 prepare 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.

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.

Our Facilities

You will spend the majority of your 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.

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 limited access to a computerized (CNC) router, a CNC lathe and a CNC dovetailer. A dedicated electronic classroom is available for lectures.


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