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Table and Chair 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

Table and chair furniture is unique in that it is highly interactive with people who use them. Design and joinery must consider comfort, esthetics and structure. This program will prepare students to make a living manufacturing table and chair furniture.  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 108

Business Woodworking

2

CFT 118

Furniture Design Development

2

or

CFT 153

Studio Furniture Design I

2

CFT 155

Classic American Chair Designs

2

CFT 157

Chair and Seating/Prototype Construction

2

CFT 158

Chair and Seating/Production Manufacturing

2

CFT 161

Tables/Prototype Construction

2

CFT 162

Tables/Production Manufacturing

2

CFT 195

Finishing Technology/Touch-Up and Repair

2

Electives (Select 2 units)

CFT 142

The Art and Craft of Planemaking

2

CFT 156

Advanced Classic American Chair Designs

2

CFT 170

Workbench Design and Production

2

CFT 173

Bamboo Fly Rod Building

2

CFT 180

Wood Bending and Lamination/Wood Technology

2

CFT 185

Machine Tool Set-Up and Maintenance

2

CFT 198

Advanced Wood Finishing

2

Total units

22.00

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