Woodworking Technician | St. Clair College
Program Code: T805
Status: Open
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Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September

Temporary Delivery Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Winter 2021 Program/Course Delivery

Contact:
Rod Raymont
519-972-2727 ext. 4407

Program Overview

This program focuses on the technical skills required to meet a variety of goals in the processing and installation of wood products. The student learns a wide range of skills including cabinet making, trim and construction carpentry, architectural millwork manufacturing and installation (cabinets, custom trim and stairs) and furniture making.

Program Highlights

  • Strong industry support.
  • Up-to-date labs and equipment.
  • Hands-on projects.
  • Curriculum parallels apprenticeship standards.
  • Opportunities in the manufacturing, design and construction areas.

Career Opportunities

Woodworking technicians fit well into any environment such as large and small cabinet, furniture and millwork companies, kitchen and bath design centres and commercial and residential construction companies.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
BDT106
Carpentry Calculations
2
BDT117
Print Reading & Estimating
3
BDT115
Construction Health & Safety
3
BDT116
Machining Theory I
2
BDT125
Machine Practice I
8
BDT302
Materials I
2
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
BDT200G
People In Motion And The Built Environment
3
BDT221
Custom Cabinetry
4
ARC125
Building CAD I
2
BDT219
Renovation Carpentry
6
ENT500
Entrepreneurship
3
BDT218
Wood Finishing
2
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
BDT404WP
Computerized Kitchen Design
3
BDT303WP
Machining Theory II
2
BDT308
Design Studio
4
BDT309
Architectural Millwork
8
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
BDT406
Millwork Installation Mechanics
4
BDT400
Computer Numeric Control
5
BDT409
Stair Design/Manufacturing
8
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Your Investment

Fall 2021 Tuition Fees to be released in Spring 2021

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Manufacturing Technician- Wood Products (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 54300)

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  1. Prepare and interpret drawings and specifications to construct various styles of furniture, cabinets and architectural millwork.
  2. Use AutoCAD and Kitchen Design software programs to draft, dimension, and plot complete working drawings according to the principles of computer control of woodworking manufacturing
  3. Determine the appropriate wood, materials and tools for the project type, budget andfinish.
  4. Adhere to health and safety guidelines following specific worksites as well as current legislation and regulations.
  5. Perform the mathematical calculations and measurements to solve technical woodworking problems and to prepare cost estimates for woodworkingprojects.
  6. Design and construct jigs and patterns to be used for safe machining and production applications.
  7. Design, construct, finish and restore cabinets and millwork components to be installed in residential and commercial settings.
  8. Perform procedures such as machining and sanding in preparation for the application of final finishes.
  9. Perform basic shop routines involving the safe setup, operation and maintenance of a wide range of machinery, power tools and equipment.
  10. Work collaboratively with customers, managers, and other tradespeople to complete construction projects within specified time allotments.
  11. Communicate information clearly and accurately using industry-specific terminology.
  12. Adhere to quality control processes designed to monitor inventory and the efficiency of manufacturing processes.