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Cabinetmaking/Wood Manufacturing Courses

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Blueprint Reading and Drafting

An introduction to drawings and their interpretation. Students learn read and interpret drawings to create an item, to generate a bill of materials and a route sheet. As well students create simple sketches.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BLPR-1110

Computer-Aided Design

This course is an introduction to basic terminology, concepts and functions of Computer-Aided Design / Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. Students acquire the skills and knowledge to produce and modify technical drawings, set up and manage an electronic filing system, and specify hardware and peripheral equipment required to generate drawings. Students are also introduced to 3D modeling techniques and processes used to produce manufactured parts.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CADD-1180

Workplace Communications

This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1005

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1005

Cabinetmaking Trade Math

This course is designed to enable the student to develop trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills used in trouble-shooting. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their field, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1205

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

Woodworking Materials and Tools I

An introduction to the safe use of hand, power, and stationary power tools used to create projects with a focus on joinery techniques. Students learn about the properties and uses of various woods. They grade materials, calculate wood volumes and areas, and prepare a bill of materials for projects created in the shop. Students also participate in and contribute to weekly safety toolbox meetings, hazard assessments and hazard elimination and control in the shop.

Hours: 100
Course Code: WOOD-1000

Woodworking Materials and Tools II

Building on previous skills in cabinetmaking, students work with wood composite materials to create cabinets. They learn to adjust and operate the tools and equipment used to create wood composite panels in a safe and professional manner. Shop safety and toolbox meetings are a continued practice in this course.

Hours: 70
Course Code: WOOD-1105


Learn to execute basic programs and determine cut cycle by using software. Students program and operate the Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

Hours: 50
Course Code: WOOD-1190

Finishing Processes

A thorough course on sanding and finishing wood projects. Students learn correct sanding practices before and during the finishing proess and use a wide variety of sanding equipment. As well, they use a variety of finishing techniques, including a sprayer.

Hours: 75
Course Code: WOOD-1200

Introduction to Production Planning

A thorough introduction to the steps required to complete a cabinetmaking product. Concepts covered include lean manufacturing techniques, the production process, basic principles of quality control assurance, and standard dimensions.

Hours: 50
Course Code: WOOD-1205

Cabinet Construction and Installation

Upon completion of this course students are able to operate the tools required for cabinet assembly. Students are also able to select the best assembly method for their project, and are able to identify, select, and use the various types of hardware used for assembly. As well, students explore best installation procedures and work on installing kitchen cabinets.

Hours: 140
Course Code: WOOD-1210

Cabinetmaking Capstone

A project-driven experience resulting in a final wood project that students manage from a concept to drawing and to finished product. This project allows students to demonstrate all the skills and knowledge they have learned throughout the program.

Hours: 90
Course Code: WOOD-1215

Woodworking Materials and Tools III

BBuilding on woodworking skills attained in earlier courses, students expand their proficiency with using materials and tools to create projects. Students learn to safely operate drills, shaper, wood lathe, inverted pin router, moulders and edgebander. Students are also introduced to the fabrication of templates and jigs.

Hours: 75
Course Code: WOOD-1220