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Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology
Overview
  • Two-year (20-month) diploma
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg 
  • Co-op work experience 
  • This program shares a common Term 1 with the Cabinetry and Woodworking Certificate program
  • Credit transfer opportunities: This is not an apprenticeship program, but may provide apprenticeship credit transfer opportunities
  • This program usually fills with Manitoba residents. Out-of-province applicants may apply to this program but will only be considered should seats be available three months prior to the program start date.
  • International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at intled@rrc.ca or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability

Description
Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology is a versatile program offering a variety of learning paths, career avenues, and a paid co-op work placement which gives you the opportunity to experience the industry first hand.

The Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology Diploma program and the Cabinetry and Woodworking Certificate program share a common Term 1. You will begin by learning about the safe operation of tools and equipment used to produce cabinets, furniture, and other wood products. You will then learn and work with construction details, materials, hardware, drafting, computers and finishing techniques. You will receive instruction about the functioning of today‚Äôs woodworking industry and how to work in it. Employment opportunities remain excellent in Manitoba.

After completing a common Term 1 semester, the learning in the Diploma program is taken to another level. Exploring and searching deeper into the world of wood manufacturing combines academics with hands-on shop work. Emphasis is put on areas like Industrial Engineering, Production Planning and Operation Management. A unique individual final project that demonstrates all your skills will be built.

Learning is fostered through a blend of workshop practice, classroom delivery, computer labs, advanced woodworking technologies, and manufacturing concepts and techniques. You will complete a major project that gives you the opportunity to step into the real world of woodworking.

Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology diploma and may begin your career as a Woodworking Technologist. This program may also be eligible for Manitoba Apprenticeship Cabinetmaking Level 1.The nature of your work may involve the following:

  • Shop floor work
  • Product design and engineering
  • Manufacturing process design and engineering
  • CAD drafting
  • CNC (computer numerical control) machine programming and operating
  • Implementing Lean practices
  • Quality assurance
  • Supervision
  • Job cost estimation
  • Job coordinating

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

This is a not an apprenticeship program, but may provide credit transfer opportunities towards apprenticeship.  Apprenticeship Manitoba offers apprenticeship training that combines on-the-job practical skills development with levels of technical training.  If you are interested in applying to an apprenticeship program, please visit www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.