Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-409-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August

About the Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking Diploma


Attain the skills needed to work in cabinet shops, millwork shops, furniture factories, display shops and maintenance shops. The curriculum includes how to read blueprints, make detailed drawings and use machinery.

The employment outlook is favorable for workers with current training.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Additional program details: High school woodworking courses will prove highly beneficial. Other helpful courses are mathematics and mechanical or architectural drawing.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CABMIL-300 Machine Maintenance/Jigs and Fixtures 2
(1) CABMIL-303 Woodworking 1 5
(1) CABMIL-304 Woodworking Fundamentals 3
(1) CABMIL-355 Materials and Construction 1
(1) CABMIL-385 Cabinet Detailing ‡ 2
(1) CIVIL-108 Construction of Computer Applications 1
(1) CONSTR-380 Mathematics for Construction Trades 1
(1) ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2
(2) CABMIL-305 Woodworking 2 5
(2) CABMIL-306 Advanced Woodworking 3
(2) CABMIL-383 Quantity Survey 1 2
(2) CABMIL-386 Cabinet Layout 2
(2) MCDESG-120 Basic AutoCAD 1
(2) PAINT-353 Wood Finishing 1

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Read blueprints
  • Set up machinery
  • Operate saws, joiners, planers, shapers, sanders and other woodworking machinery
  • Assemble parts

Career Outlook

The employment outlook for cabinetmakers, machine operators and repair people is favorable. There are many changes taking place in the woodworking industry, and current training is a marketable asset.

Possible Careers

Machine Operator
Repair Person
Saw Operator
Shaper Operator


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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020