Industrial Woodworking Technician

Industrial Woodworking Technician (2016-2017)

How to Apply

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Program Length

Three consecutive semesters, beginning in September or January


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Contact Information

Drew Aaslepp, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78059


The 2016/2017 fee for three semesters is
– domestic $8,060.07
– international $21,112.50.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Materials $250.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 SeptemberClosed
2017 JanuaryOpen

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

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 program and run a number of CNC machines.

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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 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

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.

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.


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