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Wood Finishing Techniques

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 22
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Cabinetmakers are skilled in the phases of cabinet construction from the initial drafting and layout, to material cutting, assembly, finishing and installation. The principles used in building kitchen cabinets are also used in building store fixtures, furniture and all other types of woodworking. The program focuses students on wood technology and wood finishing techniques.
Mathematics and drawing skills are helpful. Students need to be alert, physically fit and have good vision. Students are expected to attend all classes and be prompt. It is necessary to have good hand and eye coordination. Safety will be a major factor in operating all equipment. Safety is taught and students must pass all safety tests before operating equipment.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102

Labor Market Information

  • Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

  • Median wage: $18.44/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102 Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029 Local: (651) 846-1600 Email:

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