Program Details

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

Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Textbook, Tool, and Supply Costs 
Additional program costs total approximately $1,250 for the following:   

  • Tools: $500.00  
  • Books & Supplies: $350.00  
  • Project costs (may vary) approximately: $400.00  

Additional Requirements/Recommendations  
Cabinets are often the centerpieces of homes and offices, and professional cabinetmakers provide detailed workmanship and the highest quality products. Due to the precision and quality workmanship required in cabinetmaking, students need to be alert, physically fit, have good vision and excellent hand-eye coordination. At Saint Paul College, providing a safe learning environment is one of our top priorities, and students need to be able to understand and follow safety guidelines. As in any trade, math and print reading skills are essential to being a successful cabinetmaker.   

Career Information

Career Opportunities

Our Cabinetmaking students turn their passion for working with wood into career opportunities. For the foreseeable future, there is a constant and growing demand for cabinetmakers in residential cabinetry, as well as in commercial fixtures. Typically, graduates will work for residential cabinet shops, furniture shops and commercial millwork companies, or start their own business.

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Cabinetmaking Diploma

  • BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead 

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Additional Benefits

Employment Opportunities 
Graduates of the Cabinetmaking programs usually have the choice of many immediate employment opportunities. 

Get Hired 
Students are often hired in part-time positions while they are still in the cabinetmaking program, and they have full-time jobs waiting for them upon graduation. 

Get Connected 
Enjoy professional affiliations such as the Woodwork Career Alliance