In the Cabinetmaking program, students learn the craft and science of building cabinets. This program includes print reading, design and layout, and finishing. Students specialize in producing fine cabinetry and furniture, as well as architectural woodwork that may include ceiling treatments, doors, trim, walls, and floors. Projects in the shop focus on the methods, materials, machinery, joinery and precise assembly used to create fine flawless products.
Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at SouthernTech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career program is open to evening adults.
Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.
- In-district: $2.50 per hour
- Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour
- Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.
Courses (600 hours)
- Machinery and Joinery Processes
- Cabinet Design and Layout
- Cabinet Construction
- Furniture and Finishing
Estimated time to complete: 10 months
Postsecondary: evening hours may vary
The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Cabinet Assembler, Cabinet Builder, Cabinet Installer, Cabinetmaker, Double End Tenon Operator, Frame Builder, Framer, Woodworker - Approximate Pay Potential: $10-$27/Hour (O*NET source: 51-7011.00 - Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters):
Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials
✅ National Occupational Certification Testing Institute (NOCTI) Cabinetmaking
✅ Cabinetmaker Trainee
Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.