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Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking

The advanced wood processing industry in Canada demands high quality, innovative, and  technically sophisticated workers. In this program, you will learn everything you need to enter tne of the fastest growing manufacturing sectors in Canada.

Once you are adept at using manual tools, you’ll move on to sophisticated electrical tools, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment.

By the time you graduate, you will be comfortable making cabinets and architectural millwork,
laminating, veneering, machining, sanding, assembling and finishing. In addition to course requirements, you will also complete a personal project of your own design.


Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 1 year
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Certificate, Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking Technician
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Applicants must be physically capable of meeting the demands of this industry

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Cabinetmaking
  • Architectural millwork
  • Wood product manufacturing
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Restoration
  • Design operations
  • Self-employment

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

Red Seal Information


The most successful path to a Red Seal as a cabinetmaker begins with the Wood Manufacturing – Cabinetmaking program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.


The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.




If you have any questions concerning the Wood Manufacturing – Cabinetmaking program, contact:

  • General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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