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Woodworking Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Woodworker

Woodworking is a trade that combines hands-on work with creativity. Professionals in this industry not only have an eye for design, but also the practical skills necessary to turn their design ideas into finished products. Woodworking programs at Ontario colleges help students develop and channel their creativity into practical skills training, focusing on equipment operation, blueprint reading, engineering and more, so graduates are ready to start a successful career in the woodworking industry.

If you’d like a hands-on career that also allows you to explore your creative side and want to learn more about becoming a woodworking professional, here’s what you need to know. More

Woodworking Courses

There are a number of woodworking programs available through Ontario colleges, but most fall under the categories of:

  • Woodworking or Manufacturing Technician. Woodworking technician programs give students the skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake a number of woodworking projects, including furniture building, cabinet construction and more. Techniques learned include woodworking tools and machinery operation, assembly, veneering, finishing and more, with plenty of hands-on time in sophisticated labs that employ both conventional woodworking machinery and the latest computer-controlled equipment.
  • Woodworking Technology. Woodworking technology programs typically build on skills and techniques learned in woodworking technician programs with a managerial and production component. Skills in material analysis, facilities planning, supervision and quality control help prepare students for administrative, managerial and supervisory roles in the woodworking industry.

Additional specialty programs are also available in both the woodworking and carpentry and cabinet making categories, including heritage carpentry and millwork, architectural woodworking and more.

General Woodworking Program Requirements

Ontario college woodworking programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. Additional academic credits may vary, but will likely include a senior math credit.

Woodworking Jobs and Salaries

Woodworking training opens up a number of career opportunities in both large and small manufacturing companies or in starting your own woodworking business. Areas of specialty may include custom woodworking, cabinet and furniture making, finishing, installation and much more.

Salaries in the woodworking industry will depend on the position, but graduates usually see entry-level salaries between $28,000 and $35,000 per year. Woodworking professionals who take on custom design or high-end projects may be able to charge more for their time.

Ontario Colleges Offering Woodworking Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of woodworking programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Bachelor (Honours) of Craft and Design (Specialty In Furniture) SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor (Honours) of Craft and Design (Specialty In Furniture)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBCRDF
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor (Honours) of Craft and Design (Specialty In Furniture) Degree Completion SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Part Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor (Honours) of Craft and Design (Specialty In Furniture) Degree Completion


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBCRDF
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Sheridan'S Three-Year Crafts And Design Advanced Diploma Graduates With A Minimum 3.0 Gpa Are Eligible To Apply To Their Matching Program Specialty.  Other Colleges And Universities May Apply And Will Be Considered On A Case-By-Case Basis. See Sheridan’S Website For More Details

Show details Cabinetmaking And Furniture Technician ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Cabinetmaking And Furniture Technician


  • Program Length: 45 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 0575X04F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Also Offered In A Co-Op Delivery Mode, With Departmental Approval

Show details Carpentry And Joinery - Heritage ALGONQUIN PERTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Carpentry And Joinery - Heritage


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0530X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Industrial Woodworking Technician HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Industrial Woodworking Technician


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 30891
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Industrial Woodworking Technician HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Industrial Woodworking Technician


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 30891
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Industrial Woodworking Technician HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Industrial Woodworking Technician


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 30891
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Woodworking Manufacturing Management CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Woodworking Manufacturing Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0484
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Woodworking Manufacturing Management CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Woodworking Manufacturing Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0484
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Woodworking Technician CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Woodworking Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0054
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Woodworking Technician ST. CLAIR SOUTH CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Woodworking Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: T805
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Woodworking Technology (Co-Op) CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Woodworking Technology (Co-Op)


  • Program Length: 3 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0804C
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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