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Cabinetmaker (Apprenticeship)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0705
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

This 720-hour program, which consists of a 240-hour level 1, a 240-hour level 2, and a 240-hour level 3, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of cabinetmaking, as well as the practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience. See Apprenticeship - General Information.

For more information, please visit the Woodworking Centre of Ontario website.

Program Information

Length: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

Note:

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of the trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.

Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Becoming a Journeyperson

Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.

On-the-Job Experience

Once you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.

In-School Training

Conestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.

Tuition & Fees

Fees set by MTCU as per Offer of Classroom Training
Books and parking fees are additional.
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP.

Graduate Opportunities

Cabinetmakers work in a variety of settings and may construct and repair products for various residential, commercial and industrial uses including cabinets, furniture, architectural woodwork/millwork products including premium windows, doors and stairs.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Exemption Testing

Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp

Program Courses

Course Details (0705)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CBNT1010 Protect Self and Others Level 1

Description: Upon successful completion of this reportable subject, the apprentice is able to work safely, protecting self and others in accordance with government legislation, industry standards and equipment manufacturer's recommendations.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT1020 Materials Level 1

Description: Upon successful completion of this course the apprentice is able to describe the types, characteristics, processing and applications of lumber and wood materials used in the trade in accordance with the National Hardwood Lumber Association standards and Canadian Softwood Guidelines.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT1030 Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools Level 1

Description: Upon successful completion of this course , the apprentice is able to use and maintain hand tools and portable power tools in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers' recommendations and industry standards.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT1040 Stationary Machines and Production Sequences Level 1

Description: Upon successfully completion of this course, the apprentice is able to set-up, operate and perform production sequences on stationary machines in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers' recommendations and industry standards.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT1050 Cabinet Construction Level 1

Description: Upon successful completion of this reportable subject, the apprentice is able to perform basic cabinet design and construction procedures in accordance with government safety regulations and acceptable industry standards.
Hours: 51
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1240 Trade Drawings and Layout Level 1

Description: Upon successful completion of this reportable subject, the apprentice is able to produce drawings and layouts in accordance with the requirements of trade related projects and industry standards.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1470 Applied Trade Calculations Level 1

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice is able to solve trade related calculations in accordance with requirements of the specified trade related task.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CBNT2010 Cutting Tool Theory Level 2

Description: Upon successful completion the apprentice will be able to describe the fundamentals of cutting tool geometry as applied to the use of machines for sawing, shaping, routing, drilling and cutting of wood components.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT2020 Materials Level 2

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice is able to describe the types, manufacturing methods and applications of veneer, plywood and composite materials in accordance with the manufacturers' procedures and industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT2030 Stationary Machines & Production Sequences Level 2

Description: Upon successful completion of this course the apprentice is able to operate, maintain and evaluate performance of stationary machines and the production process in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, government safety regulations and acceptable industry standards.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT2040 Cabinet Constructions Level 2

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice is able to perform cabinet / furniture construction and assembly techniques in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, government safety regulations and acceptable industry standards.
Hours: 87
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT2050 Finishing Level 2

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice is able to perform cabinet and furniture finishing operations in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, government safety regulations and acceptable industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG2020 Trade Drawings and Layouts Level 2

Description: Produce and interpret trade related drawings, layouts, templates, patterns and project cost estimates in accordance with cabinet or furniture making project specifications, acceptable industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
CBNT3010 Stationary Machines Level 3

Description: Upon successful completion of the reportable subject, the apprentice is able to operate, troubleshoot and maintain stationary machines in accordance with the manufacturers' procedures and industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT3020 Cabinet Construction Level 3

Description: Upon successful completion of the reportable subject, the apprentice is able to produce a cabinet/furniture construction project in accordance with the government safety regulations, manufacturers' recommendations and industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 78
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT3030 Finishing Level 3

Description: Upon successful completion of the reportable subject, the apprentice is able to perform cabinet and furniture-finishing operations in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, government safety regulations and acceptable industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT3040 Production Sequences Level 3

Description: Upon successful completion of the reportable subject, the apprentice is able to perform production sequences and describe workplace productivity and efficiency issues in accordance with the manufacturer's procedures and industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CBNT3050 Site Installation Level 3

Description: Upon successful completion of the reportable subject, the apprentice is able to outline the site installation procedures in accordance with the government safety regulations, manufacturer's recommendations and industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG3080 Trade Drawings and Layouts Level 3

Description: Upon successful completion of the reportable subject, the apprentice is able to produce layouts, drawings, blueprints and estimates in accordance with the manufacturers' procedures and industry specifications and standards.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Objectives

Program Handbook

Handbook

Apprenticeship Registration

Apprenticeship registration occurs after an employer is found. To register as an apprentice you or your employer may call the local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email to Kitchener.apprenticeship@ontario.ca to request registration and have an agreement prepared. Once you have registered as an apprentice and have received your offer of classroom training, you will be required to confirm your seat with Conestoga College and pay the appropriate classroom fee. Apprentices are enrolled to class on a first-come, first-served basis. All apprentices in Ontario are required to be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades www.collegeoftrades.ca. Information about apprenticeship registration can also be found on the Ministry website at www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training. Another helpful website is www.apprenticesearch.com.
For more information on apprenticeship, call the Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656 or the local Apprenticeship Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext 2400.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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