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Cabinetmaking (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

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.

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.

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.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 57 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG1110Joinery

2

CBTG1121Power Tool Operation

5

CBTG1130Materials

1

CBTG1141Basic Case Construction

4

CBTG1170AutoCAD

4

CBTG1211Laminated Product Fabrication

4

CBTG1220Blueprint Reading and Shop Drawings

3

CBTG1230Wood Finishing

2

CBTG1240Millroom Operations

2

CBTG1250Production Woodwork

4

CBTG2311Residential Cabinet Design

3

CBTG2332Framed Cabinetry Fabrication

5

CBTG2362Frameless Cabinetry Fabrication

5

CBTG2410Furniture Design

2

CBTG2421Furniture Joinery

4

CBTG2431Furniture Fabrication

5

CBTG2450Solid Surface Fabrication

2

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 5

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG1110Joinery

2

CBTG1121Power Tool Operation

5

CBTG1130Materials

1

CBTG1141Basic Case Construction

4

CBTG1170AutoCAD

4

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG1211Laminated Product Fabrication

4

CBTG1220Blueprint Reading and Shop Drawings

3

CBTG1230Wood Finishing

2

CBTG1240Millroom Operations

2

CBTG1250Production Woodwork

4

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Total Credits  18

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
General Education Electives

6

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG2311Residential Cabinet Design

3

CBTG2332Framed Cabinetry Fabrication

5

CBTG2362Frameless Cabinetry Fabrication

5

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG2410Furniture Design

2

CBTG2421Furniture Joinery

4

CBTG2431Furniture Fabrication

5

CBTG2450Solid Surface Fabrication

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 5

3

Total Credits  16

MnTC Goal Area 1

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MnTC Goal Area 3

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2105General Biology II

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2215Human Physiology

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

 

MnTC Goal Area 4

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2000Introduction to Logic

3

 

MnTC Goal Area 5

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Area that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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