• Program: Woodworking Technology
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72
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Cabinetmakers perform hand and machine operations including cutting, shaping and assembly for the construction of store fixtures, office furniture, residential cabinetry, residential furniture and other articles of wood or related materials. The Cabinetmaking program at Hennepin Technical College is divided into specific courses designed to introduce the many aspects of the cabinetmaking field. Emphasis will be placed on precision manufacturing, safety, traditional and computerized layout and design, blueprint reading and quality.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program choose careers in many different venues including residential cabinet shops, store fixture shops, furniture manufacturers, millwork shops and plastics industries. Some graduates operate their own businesses or shops.

Award Outcomes:

  • Operate woodworking machinery safely and effectively.
  • Design cabinetry and furniture.
  • Lay out cabinetry and furniture.
  • Determine appropriate materials for project.
  • Interpret blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Coordinate production operations.
  • Produce cabinetry and furniture.
  • Apply wood finishes.
  • Fabricate laminate and solid surface materials.
  • Estimate costs of cabinetry and furniture.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 57 Credits
General Education Requirements 9 Credits
  • Choose three credits of General Education from MnTC Goal Area 1 3
  • Choose six credits of General Education from any two different MnTC Goal Areas 2-10 6

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 6 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College‚Äôs 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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