Woodworking Skills Technology

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

The finest furniture in the world is hand made. Skilled craftsman are rare and valuable. There is always a market for quality. This program will prepare students to make a living at woodworking with an emphasis on hand skills, traditional methods and European craftsmanship.

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 149

Hand Joinery I

2

CFT 151

Veneering Technology I

2

CFT 176

The Lathe – An Introduction to Woodturning

2

CFT 180

Wood Bending and Lamination/Wood Technology

2

CFT 187

Introduction to Carving

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 144

Production Furniture Making (Toys)

1

CFT 145

Advanced Manufacturing Production Techniques

1

CFT 155

Classic American Chair Designs

2

CFT 156

Advanced Classic American Chair Designs

2

CFT 173

Bamboo Fly Rod Building

2

CFT 175

Jigs/Fixtures and Routers

2

CFT 182

Timber Framing Technology

3

 

Total units

22.00

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