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Cabinetmaking (BP) Diploma

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 6 Credits

Choose six credits from the following:

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 1 Credit

Any Cabinetmaking (CBTG) course not required for this award may be used to satisfy an elective requirement.

Total Diploma Credits 64

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

Total Credits  15

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG2311Residential Cabinet Design

3

CBTG2332Framed Cabinetry Fabrication

5

CBTG2362Frameless Cabinetry Fabrication

5

 

Choose three credits from the following:

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG2410Furniture Design

2

CBTG2421Furniture Joinery

4

CBTG2431Furniture Fabrication

5

CBTG2450Solid Surface Fabrication

2

Technical Studies Electives

1

 

Choose three credits from the following:

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Total Credits  16

Technical Studies Electives

Any Woodworking Technology (CBTG) course not required for this award may be used to satisfy an elective requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  1 Credit

Graduation (64 Credits)

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


6/13/2018 : BP 3106 / EP