Cabinetmaking and Millwork Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start the program?
  • At this point, you can only start the Cabinetmaking program in the fall semester.
  • A waitlist can form for this program, so the year you start depends on when you applied and the status of the waitlist.
When can I apply, and how can I apply?
  • At this time, the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program accepts students for starting in the fall semester only. You can apply as early as September 1 for the following year’s fall admittance
  • Click here to apply
What are the admissions requirements?
  • The only admissions requirement is that you have a high school diploma, HSED, or GED.
Does this program have a waitlist?
  • A waitlist always forms for this program, so the earlier you apply the better.
  • Even if you are initially placed on a waitlist, you may be able to take the spot of someone who decides not to attend.
  • Last year, all students who started the program had application complete dates of mid-December or earlier. Some of these students had initially been placed on the waitlist, and were admitted when someone before them decided not to attend.
  • Students with application complete dates of mid-December or later had one full year on the waitlist before they could start the Cabinetmaking and Millwork classes.
  • If you have already completed an application and want to know what number you are on the waitlist, contact Academic Advising Services.
What is the cost of tuition?
How long is the program and what kind of diploma/degree will I receive?
  • It is a one-year technical diploma.
  • The course will take you one year to complete when you take all classes each semester in sequence.
What is a typical schedule?
  • Students go full-time to day classes (typically 7:30 am -2:30 pm, M-TH, and 7:30-11:30 on Friday) for two semesters.
  • All classes are held at the Madison Truax campus.
Can I start working towards graduation requirements before I am accepted into the program?
  • The only two classes you can take before entering the program that satisfy graduation requirements are Vocational Mathematics 1 (31-804-379) and Communications 1 (31-801-356)
  • If you would like an introduction to woodworking techniques, Madison College offers some non-degree evening courses in this area. These courses can help you learn basic techniques. They will not, however, meet graduation requirements. You can look at our non-degree woodworking course schedules (PDF) online.
Can I just take one or two of the Cabinetmaking/Millwork classes without applying to the program?
  • Because this program always has a waitlist, Cabinetmaking and Millwork classes are full to capacity with program students. As a result, you typically cannot register for our program classes that take place in the lab before being admitted into the program. If there is space in a classroom-based course, you may be able to get special permission from the instructor to take the course.