Architecture and Construction


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 Enrollment for this career program is open to evening adults.


Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Post-secondary Student

  • 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

Student Organization



Postsecondary: evening hours may vary

Employment Options

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):

Robby Adams

Robby Adams

Cabinetmaking Instructor


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.


Student Projects

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