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Architecture and Construction


Cabinetmaking is an art and a science. This program covers the decision-making process, design and layout, and print reading for producing fine cabinetry, furniture, and architectural woodwork, including doors, trim, walls, floor, and ceiling treatments. Courses 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.


Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Courses (Hours)

Machinery and Joinery Processes (150)
Cabinet Design and Layout (150)
Cabinet Construction (150)
Furniture and Finishing (150)
Total (600 Hours)

Estimated time to complete half time: 1 year

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 Organization



Post-secondary: 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 (source: 51-7011.00 - Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters):

Robby Adams

Robby Adams

Cabinetmaking Instructor


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