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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Introduction to Cabinetmaking

2. Cabinet Fundamentals I
3. Cabinet Fundamentals II

Course 1, 2, and 3: 35 hours (1 week).  

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.

Course 1, 2, and 3: September 2004 - November 2014.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Course 1: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the work that cabinet makers do and discuss the typical work requirements in a New York City cabinet shop; recognize and define common terminology used in the architectural woodworking industry; demonstrate ability to read a drawing and stock bill; accurately lay out, cut, glue, and clamp a basic project; correctly demonstrate understanding of and facility with mathematical operations and concepts commonly used in shops, and identify each tool in the cabinet shop and describe its function. Course 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply concepts by laying out and constructing a tote box including basic finishing work (application of stain and lacquer). Course 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: lay out, dry fitting, clamping, gluing and finishing a 3-step stool.

Course 1: This course provides students with an overview of the scope of work performed by cabinetmakers, architects, and woodworkers. Basic project planning skills: understanding blueprints, sizing, estimating, hand tools and an introduction to power tools. Course 2: Students focus on project layout and the use of hand tools. Course 3: Students develop proficiency with basic hand tools and deepen ability to use the power tools common to the cabinetmaking trade; such as a router and table saw.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1, 2, and  3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09). NOTE: Course 1, 2, and 3 must all be completed to receive credit.