Case Furniture Construction/Manufacturing

Certificate of Achievement /A.S. Degree
(for A.S. Degree must also complete
Gen. Ed. requirements)

A certificate is awarded upon completion of the “core” classes which are specific woodworking and related classes. An Associate of Arts (AS) degree program includes the “core” classes plus a complete curriculum of general education liberal arts. A student receiving an A.S. degree would graduate with a major in one of the three CFT areas. Additional information regarding the degree requirement is located on the Palomar College website.

Last Updated: Fall 2013

This program will prepare students to make a living manufacturing case furniture. The emphasis will be on solid wood furniture with doors and drawers. The study of historic period pieces will enable students to apply traditional methods of construction to modern and contemporary designs. The finest furniture in the world is hand made and yet production methods can/will be applied to increase efficiency and profit.

Program Requirements | Units

CFT 100

Fundamentals of Woodworking

4

CFT 105

Machine Woodworking/Furniture

4

CFT 108

Business Woodworking

2

CFT 110

Machine Tool Joinery I

4

CFT 111

Machine Tool Joinery II

4

CFT 118

Furniture Design Development

2

or

CFT 153

Studio Furniture Design I

2

CFT 195

Finishing Technology/Touch-Up and Repair

2

 

Electives (Select 2 units)

CFT 142

The Art and Craft of Planemaking

2

CFT 143

Decorative Box Making

2

CFT 148

Marquetry, Inlay and Veneering

2

CFT 169

Cabinetmaking/Computer Cabinet Layout

2

CFT 170

Workbench Design and Production

2

CFT 175

Jigs/Fixtures and Routers

2

CFT 185

Machine Tool Set-Up and Maintenance

2

Total units

24.00

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