The advanced wood processing industry in Canada demands high quality, and innovative and technically sophisticated people. In this program, you will learn everything needed in order to enter one 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 doing everything from making cabinets and architectural millwork to laminating, veneering, machining, sanding, assembly and finishing. In addition to course requirements, you will also complete a personal project of your own design.
You’ll earn apprenticeship hours for each week of the program, and will qualify to write Level 1 of your Cabinetmaking Red Seal certification.
|Location:||Summerside Waterfront Campus|
|Credential:||Certificate, Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking Technician|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
- 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
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Architectural millwork
- Wood product manufacturing
- Furniture manufacturing
- Design operations
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.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: 9533, 9437.
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.
Tuition & Fees
If you have any questions concerning the Wood Manufacturing – Cabinetmaking program, contact:
- General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448