Cabinetmaking & Wood Technology Schedule & Curriculum

 MODEL SCHEDULE FOR CABINETMAKING & WOOD TECHNOLOGY


SEMESTER 1
CABM 106 Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools 4
CABM 111 Furniture Construction I 4
CABM 116 Finishing I 1
CABM 121 Related Drawing I 2
MATH 126 Technical Mathematics I
(or higher level math) 3
CIS 105 Drawing with AutoCad 3

SEMESTER 2
CABM 151 Advanced Machinery 3
CABM 156 Furniture Construction II 4
CABM 161 Finishing II 1
CABM 166 Job Management 1
CABM 171 Related Drawing II 2
CIS 111 Intro to Computer Applications or 3
BUSN 106 Small Business Management
MATH 132 Elementary Geometry
(or higher level math) 3

SEMESTER 3
CABM 206 Advanced Wood Project 6
CABM 211 Machine Maintenance 1
CABM 221 Architectural Millwork 4
CABM 226 Custom Woodworking Cutters 1
ENG 106 English Composition 3
Science Elective 3

SEMESTER 4
CABM 251 Shop Operations and Management 1
CABM 261 Kitchen Cabinet Planning & Estimating 3
CABM 263 Kitchen Cabinet Construction 4
CABM 265 Cabinet Installation 2
CABM 267 Counter Top Fabrication 2
Humanities General Education Elective 3

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111 1
Elective General Studies Elective 3

TOTAL CREDITS 71

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CABM 106 (4 credits)
Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools
Students study the wide variety of hand tools, building a thorough foundation in hand tool usage, maintenance, and sharpening. They will learn the basics of hand joinery and develop an understanding for the capabilities and proper usage of portable power tools. This knowledge will be applied to various projects.

CABM 111 (4 credits)
Furniture Construction I
This course provides a foundation for the construction of various types of cabinetry and furniture. The course includes an overview of wood characteristics and joinery methods, assembly, abrasives, adhesives, and veneering basics. Machinery maintenance, safety, and usage is stressed as well. Construction projects will aid in developing an understanding of the subject matter.

CABM 116 (1 credit)
Finishing I
This class focuses on surface preparation and the proper use of finish materials. Various methods of application, including wiping, brushing, and spraying, is addressed. During this introductory course, students apply a wax, shellac, and lacquer finish on the projects completed in class.

CABM 121 (2 credits)
Related Drawing I
An introduction to basic blueprint reading and drafting techniques applicable to the cabinetmaking profession.

CABM 151 (3 credits)
Advanced Machinery
This course teaches the proper set-up and use of the hollow-chisel and slot mortiser, shaper, single-end tenoner, wide-belt sander, and panel saw. The course also provides an in-depth look at the various types of cutters and cutter-heads available for the shaper. Additional machines are added to fit project requirements and available time.

Prerequisite: CABM 106
CABM 156 (4 credits)
Furniture Construction II
Students take a more in-depth look at wood properties, joinery, and construction methods. An emphasis is placed on precision machining techniques and strategies for producing molding and other furniture and case components. Other topics include door and drawer construction and styles, hardware and its applications, and an introduction to furniture styles and types. The construction of various furniture projects help solidify the subject matter.
Prerequisite: CABM 111

CABM 161 (1 credit)
Finishing II
The finishing course involves the final preparation of wood surfaces and the selection and application of appropriate finishing materials. Topics include dyes and pigmented stains, a variety of sealers and top-coating materials, as well as spray finishing techniques.
Prerequisite: CABM 116

CABM 166 (1 credit)
Job Management
This course provides an overview of estimating, cost analysis, and methods of job documentation. Students maintain daily time cards as well as job folders for their various furniture projects. Job folders contain drawings; route and cut sheets; time and cost analysis sheets; bill of materials; materials invoice; and a finishing schedule.
Prerequisite: CABM 111

CABM 171 (2 credits)
Related Drawing II
A further study into basic blueprint reading and drafting techniques applicable to the cabinetmaking profession as introduced in CABM 121.
Prerequisite: CABM 121

CABM 206 (6 credits)
Advanced Wood Project
From an existing plan of their choice, students construct and finish advanced pieces of furniture. This course emphasizes individual planning and problem solving.
Students construct their own jigs and fixtures as well as machine set-ups. All projects require an existing set of plans and the approval of the instructor before starting. Students are responsible for supplying the necessary materials, hardware, and finishing supplies required for the project.
Prerequisites: CABM 111, CABM 151, CABM 156, and CABM 161

CABM 211 (1 credit)
Machine Maintenance
To develop the skills necessary to grind jointer and planer knives, sharpen shaper cutters, and clean and lubricate a variety of common woodworking machines.
Prerequisite: CABM 151


CABM 221 (4 credits)
Architectural Millwork
This course exposes students to the field of custom architectural millwork. Emphasis is placed on students developing an understanding of the Architectural Woodworking Quality Standards as developed by the Architectural Woodwork Institute. A large portion of the course is devoted to live work in which students produce the millwork items required for the housing project and other related campus work.
Prerequisites: CABM 111, CABM 151, and CABM 156

CABM 226 (1 credit)
Custom Woodworking Cutters
Students learn how to design, draw, make a template, and grind two matching cutters for the shaper and the moulder.
Prerequisite: CABM 151

CABM 251 (1 credit)
Shop Operations and Management
This course stresses the fundamentals of ordering, purchasing, estimating, scheduling production, and general management techniques.
Prerequisite: CABM 151

CABM 261 (3 credits)
Kitchen Cabinet Planning and Estimating
Students learn how to plan, draw, estimate the cost, and list the materials and supplies for the kitchen cabinets and vanities that are used in the housing project.
Prerequisites: CABM 121 and CABM 171

CABM 263 (4 credits)
Kitchen Cabinet Construction
As follow-up to CABM 261, this course emphasizes the machining, construction, and finishing of the kitchen cabinets, vanities, and trim used in the housing project.
Prerequisites: CABM 111, CABM 151, CABM 156, and CABM 206

CABM 265 (2 credits)
Cabinet Installation
This course involves site preparation and the installation of kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Emphasis is placed on the installation manuals of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Prerequisites: CABM 106 and CABM 263

CABM 267 (2 credits)
Countertop Fabrication
This course involves the fabrication of high pressure plastic laminate and solid surface countertops. Exposure to other types of countertop materials is included. Prerequisite: CABM 106