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Duration

42 weeks

Tuition

$5,445

  Ottawa

Sep 5-Jun 21

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

The two-year Cabinetmaking and Furniture Technician Ontario College Diploma program at Algonquin College prepares you with the skills and techniques necessary to get started in the industry.

This program, compressed into a 42-week format, is a highly-intensive but rewarding journey for those seeking a hands-on career in the cabinetmaking and woodworking industry. All classes take place at the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, where students use modern industry-standard equipment and tools. You learn both traditional joinery and advanced technology used in the industry today. Learn both practical application and theoretical approaches, with classes ranging from the History of Architecture to Wood Technology.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates may find careers in many sectors of the cabinetmaking and woodworking industry, including: furniture and cabinetmaking, furniture, refinishing and restoration, kitchen and commercial cabinetry and boat building and refitting. You may also seek employment as a furniture, tools and/or hardware salesperson, or pursue self-employment opportunities. You may also consider an apprenticeship.

What You’ll Learn

  • Solve trade related problems using basic mathematics.
  • Use appropriate trade terminology in communications with colleagues, supervisors and clients.
  • Explain the relationship between industry, style and history on furniture.
  • Apply surface preparation, stains and finishes to specification.
  • Examine the nature and manufacture of materials common to the trade and the relationship to industry.
  • Apply the basic concepts and principles of marketing, management and financial control to the operation of a small business.
  • Construct advanced furniture and cabinetry projects according to specifications, plans and cutting lists.
  • Select, maintain and use tools of the trade and standard woodworking machinery.
  • Use computer software to design projects, determine cutting procedures, and to calculate material requirements and costing.
  • Perform all work in compliance with relevant legislations, regulations and health and safety procedures.
  • Develop and use joinery and layout techniques to design and construct projects.
  • Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

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Student Reviews (3)

Algonquin College

Game development

Anonymous

Ottawa • January 24, 2022

Graduated From

Game - Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

3 stars

Job Assistance:

4 stars

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within you...

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within your grasp. This is a school that wants us all to succeed. I’m in the game development program, where I have a lot on my plate. But with the services available, including specialized software available on the computers on campus, study rooms, and thankfully high speed internet, it never feels overwhelming. It feels like I’m doing what I was meant to do.

The teachers have worked on games themselves and know about both the technical side of things as well as the business/industry side of things. Having the ability to develop connections is essential in this business, so im told.

This is a school that will give you the tools you need to succeed, but it’s up to you to use them.

Algonquin College

do not I repeat Do Not go here

Anonymous

Ottawa • January 12, 2022

Graduated From

Occupational Health and Safety

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

1 stars

Curriculum:

1 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that the...

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that they did not have enough staff on to handle how many people were dropping out and did not have enough meetings available. I finally got into contact with a student success leader, and his earliest available day was 7 days after the deadline. he informed me that he could back date the drop out day for me-in which i took his word for it. fast forward over a month later, the fees were not gone on my account, and an email informed me that I had supposedly not dropped out on time. I had to send in proof of emails regarding the entire situation, that I did drop out on time and that their school did not have enough staff on to handle how many people dropped out. a staff member informed me that they would get back in touch with me after everything was sorted out. now, January, they inform me that I still owe fees on a kit that I returned. They said it was not good enough to resell. lets get this clear, the kit was horrendous. terrible equipment that looked as though it came from the dollar store. the only thing missing in the kit was plastic covers that go on some of the utensils-and even those were in the bag still. the uniform had been worn for a total of under 12 hours-yet it is unsellable. so here I am, stuck with nearly 1000 dollars left to pay a school for a terrible kit, from an education I did not receive. My opinion: do not go to this school. It will mess up your life and hassle you for months

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