Cabinetry & Wood Technology

15 months, 1590 hours

The Cabinetry & Wood Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in cabinetmaking. The instructional program combines classroom, laboratory, and live work experiences to help the students develop their craftsmanship skills.

Cabinetry & Wood Technology is a specialized branch of woodworking and students will learn to fashion wood into objects of usefulness and beauty, such as home and office furniture and cabinets. Instruction is given in reading blueprints and planning the sequence of cutting operations to use the materials resulting in the least amount of waste. Students must develop skills in the use of many hand and power tools. A cabinetmaker must also match a variety of wood for color, grain, and texture, then cut and shape the parts for an excellent fit.

Students will receive training in precision cutting, shaping and assembling of parts through the use of hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machines. Instruction will also be provided in design and layout, assembly, hardware, finishes, and installation.

As a participant in this program at the East Campus, students participate in the construction of the student-built house project. Its countywide reputation for quality makes this an exceptional “live work” opportunity that will instill confidence and pride as students prepare to enter the workforce or apply for an apprenticeship.

Industry Certifications:

  • NCCER Core
  • OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification


Required/Optional Items
Purchased through

Required Items
Purchase from any Vendor

Required Footwear

Required Safety Gear


· Choice of any Two Sand Shirts with BCTC Logo

· Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo

• Cotton blue jeans, khakis/cargo pants, dress pants – proper fitting and no holes Leather work shoes or boots Safety glasses provided by BCTC


Modern Cabinetmaking (5th Edition)by William D. Umstattd, Charles W. Davis and Patrick A. Molzahn Year

ISBN #: 978-1-63126-071-1 

Approximate Cost – New: $136.00 to Gently Used: $107.00

Students may also access the textbook online:
Modern Cabinetmaking (5th Edition) – by William D. Umstattd, Charles W. Davis and Patrick A. Molzahn

Approximate Cost – $75.00

Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment

Quantity Needed Level 1, 2, or 3 Approximate Cost Suggested Vendor
Footwear Requirement: Leather work shoes or boots 1 pair Levels 1, 2, & 3 TBD Any store
6′ Folding Carpenter’s Rule or Steel Tape Measure (16 ft. w/ 3/4″ Blade)
(without fractions)
1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $10.00 Home Centers

* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.

ACE Cabinetry & Wood Technology

Program Entrance Recommendations:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Algebra I or Geometry
  • Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Mechanical aptitude

Career Pathways:

  • Cabinetmaker & Bench Carpenter
  • Woodworking Machine Setter, and Setup Operator
  • Patternmaker/Wood Furniture Finisher
  • Furniture Finisher