Cabinetmaking, Diploma (CA12) (480703)  Diploma

Campus Locations: Moultrie (Industrial Drive)

The Cabinetmaking program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in cabinetmaking and related fields. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisitions, retention and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of cabinetmaking theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a diploma and have the qualification of cabinetmaker.

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Cabinetmaking, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 56 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Books: $645.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,300.00
Total: $2,246.00
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Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,300.00
Total: $2,266.00
Books: $665.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,200.00
Total: $2,166.00
Books: $365.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,166.00
Curriculum Outline (65 hours)
General Education Courses 8
ENGL 1010

Co-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels or ENGL 0090. Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

MATH 1012

Co-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score or appropriate learning support exit point, or MATH 0090. Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

EMPL 1000

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

Institutional Credit 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

Occupational Courses 29
COFC 1011

Pre-Requisite(s): Provisional Admission This course covers the introduction to a residential construction project from start to finish. Topics include: preparing to build, tools and equipment, building foundations, wood frame construction, completing the structure, finish carpentry and construction specialties, and materials and fasteners used in the construction industry.

COFC 1050

This course introduces the reading and interpretation of prints and architectural drawings for all of the construction trades. Topics include types of plans, scales, specifications, conventions, and schedules.

CABT 1080

Co-requisite(s): COFC 1050 Provides instruction in the planning, design, and layout of cabinet units. Emphasis will be placed on adherence to blueprint specifications. Topics include: parts identification, cabinet styles and floor plan arrangements, estimation procedures, layout to specifications, shop working sketches, shop management and CAD.

CABT 1110

Co-requisite(s): COFC 1050 Introduces the fundamentals of wood joint identification, layout, cutting, and assembly, and the variety of fastening methods used in cabinetmaking. Emphasis will be placed on the safe construction of wood joints used.

CABT 1114

Co-requisite(s): COFC 1110 and COFC 1050 Instruction provides application of tool and equipment use techniques to the task of cutting out cabinet components. Topics include: equipment safety, frame member, cutting, shelving cutting, drawer component and door cutting, and material optimizing.

CABT 1117

Pre-requisite(s): CABT 1116 This course is a continuation of Cabinet Assembly I and provides instruction in the assembly of door assembly, ends assembly, back assembly, joint assembly, and bracing. Further instruction is also included in the assembly of base cabinets and wall units.

CABT 1118

Co-requisite(s): CABT 1116 and CABT 1117 Introduces procedures for the installation of assembled drawers, doors, and related hardware. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of hand and power tools. Topics include: tool safety, hardware identification and installation, door installation, and drawer installation.

CABT 1120

Co-requisite(s): CABT 1116 and CABT 1117 Introduces procedures for the application of plastic laminates and wood veneers. Topics include: laminate, veneer, and glue identification; cutting and fitting procedures; gluing procedures; trimming and edge banding; special tool use; safety precautions; and counter top cutting.

CABT xxxxOccupationally-Related Elective 3
COFC 1020

This course provides instruction in the use of professional tools for the construction trades. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of each tool discussed. Topics include layout and measuring tools, cutting tools, sawing tools, drilling and boring tools, finishing and fastening tools, general shop tool use, and job site setup.

OR 6
COFC 1080

Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the entry level occupational with work ethics course during the same term.

CABT XXXXOccupationally-Related Elective 2
Choose minimum of 5 hours from the following courses: 16
CABT 1340

Pre-requisite(s): CABT 1117 Provides instruction in the use of computer software packages dealing with cabinet and millwork part design. Topics include: programming methods for creating parts, use of geometric drawings, tool selection, saving files, and parts production.

CABT 1350

Pre-requisite(s): CABT 1340 Provides instruction in use of CAD files with CNC machines, machine operation, and maintenance. Topics include: overview of software, machine operation safety, CNC machine operation, material preparation, tooling, data manipulation, production analysis, and maintenance of equipment.

CABT 1360

Pre-requisite(s): CABT 1117 Provides instruction in European 32mm design and construction. Topics include: tool and equipment safety, design and layout, machining operations, construction, and hardware installation.

CABT 1380

Pre-requisite(s): CABT 1117 Provides instruction in the layout and assembly of furniture. Topics include: tool safety, furniture drawings interpretation, furniture components, assembly, and special techniques.

CABT 2300

This course provides the student the opportunity for occupational-based instruction in either an off-site internship or onsite project experience. The student will be expected to demonstrate all of the applicable skills learned during program study.

Program Chair

Carpentry Faculty
School of Industrial Technology

361 Industrial Drive, Moultrie, GA 31788
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