Prepare for work in cabinet making and furniture making, as well as architectural millwork in FVTC’s Wood Manufacturing program. You’ll develop your skills with hand and portable power tools, along with stationary woodworking machinery.
New technologies and strong demand for quality wood products have resulted in many employment opportunities in this industry. You will prepare for work in cabinet and furniture making, as well as architectural millwork (windows, doors, mouldings and architectural components). Develop your skills with hand and portable power tools, along with stationary woodworking machinery, including computer numeric control (CNC) equipment. Your training also includes blueprint reading, estimating, AutoCAD and tool maintenance. An emphasis on teamwork, individual initiative and workplace skills will have you job-ready. Blended learning includes a combination of online and lab classes.
Learn the foundational woodworking skills you need to become a professional woodworker or serious woodworking enthusiast. Gain confidence as you develop layout and measurement skills and use basic machinery for sawing and milling wood to exact specifications. You’ll also explore wood species identification and materials used in the woodworking industry such as adhesives, abrasives and metal fasteners.
Build on the foundational woodworking skills learned in Woodworking Technician 1. You’ll learn to use a variety of stationary sanding machines and a sliding table panel saw. A large focus will be given to the operation of wood shapers and molders. Several projects will be built that incorporate the machining skills learned in both Woodworking Technician 1 & 2.
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