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Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation

North Island College
Program overview
39 weeks
Foundation / Pathway program
14,185 CAD
Start dates
British Columbia
14,185 CAD
September 2020

British Columbia
14,185 CAD
September 2021

British Columbia
14,185 CAD
September 2022
North Island College

Program description

Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation

Learn the art and trade of designing, constructing, finishing and repairing a wide range of high-quality wood products and earn apprenticeship technical training credit toward your Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification. As a graduate, you can pursue a career in furniture restoration or manufacturing, millwork and cabinets, marine joinery, residential finishing carpentry, sales or as a self-employed artisans.

Admission requirements

  1. C in one of English 10, Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10 or NIC ENG-035; or C+ in Communications 11; C+ in ESL-062 and ESL-065, or certified CLB 7; or successful NIC English assessment; and
  2. C in one of Principles of Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Workplace Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, NIC MAT-033, or successful NIC math assessment.
  3. High school graduation is preferred provided the applicant meets or exceeds the stated prerequisites.

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Program content

Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation (26 weeks)

  • Introduction to the Joinery Trade and Safety
  • Identify Materials
  • Identify Woodworking Joints
  • Apply Layout Techniques
  • Use Hand Tools
  • Use Portable Power Tools
  • Use Woodworking Machines
  • Use Assembly Techniques
  • Apply a Finish
  • Install Millwork

Furniture Design & Construction Certificate (13 weeks)

  • Drafting for Joinery/Cabinetmaking
  • Wood Products Design for Joinery/Cabinetmaking
  • Wood Finishing for Joinery/Cabinetmaking
  • Marine Joinery
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for domestic students is $3025. The price for International students is $14185.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation program, you will be eligible for employment in millwork, furniture, cabinets and marine joinery. The placement rate for program graduates in the joinery industry is high. Job titles can range from residential finishing carpenter to salesperson or woodworking business owner.

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About this institute

North Island College

North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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Why study at North Island College

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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