Program Overview

If you’re interested in working with your hands and creating beautiful, functional pieces of furniture and cabinets, our cabinetmaking program could be your perfect career choice. This program will teach you everything from basic woodworking techniques to advanced joinery and finishing skills. With experienced instructors and state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll have all the tools necessary to succeed in this rewarding field.


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Median annual wage


New jobs each year for the next decade


Complete the diploma in under a year

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Hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art shop setting

While at Saint Paul College, you’ll get real-world experience by working in our state-of-the-art shop and hands-on learning, building real-world projects for community partners. We build furniture and cabinets for new and existing homes for nonprofit groups. 

Mix old-school woodworking with the latest tech

You’ll learn traditional woodworking skills as well as learning to use the latest technology to fabricate your projects. 

Carve out a career in the booming wood industry

The wood industry is a high-demand field. You’ll have your choice of opportunities. You’ll be able to work as a carpenter, cabinet maker, furniture maker, and more. 

Get creative

You’ll learn to make furniture and cabinets that’ll last forever. 

Get started fast

Gain the skills needed to start out and get ahead in the wood industry in only 2 semesters. 

Learn the right things

Our Cabinetmaking program is a member of the Woodwork Career Alliance, ensuring you’ll be up to date on industry standards.  

Photo of a student in the shop.
Photo of a student in the shop.