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The Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison College will arm you with a strong understanding of modern woodworking techniques and equip you for success as a cabinetmaker, finish carpenter, or one of many other jobs that make use of this knowledge. As a student in Cabinetmaking and Millwork, you will:
- Build knowledge and skills necessary to plan and complete cabinetry, furniture and millwork projects.
- Learn the fundamentals of working with wood – from planning a project to adding the finishing details – all in our well-equipped lab.
- Understand how to work with prints, specifications and shop drawings.
- Practice selecting proper materials, determining the best procedures, manufacturing parts to specification, and assembling and finishing individual projects.
- Learn to plan and process wood in the most efficient manner using traditional woodworking equipment and hand tools, as well as the latest computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery and software.
- Gain practical experience in a variety of large-scale projects through partnerships with area businesses and local and state agencies.
Work both individually and in teams to plan, estimate and execute woodworking projects.
Project profits are used to fund scholarships and activities for students in the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison Area Technical College.
Students in Cabinetmaking and Millwork program can attend full-time.
Cabinetmaking and Millwork program classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus.
Earning your one-year technical diploma in the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:
- Finish Carpenter
- Architectural Woodworker
- Finishing Specialist
- Fixtures Manufacturer
- CAD/CAM Operator
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
FacilitiesMadison College's Cabinetmaking and Millwork lab has state-of-the-art tools, equipment and technology.
- Master Carpenter
- Shop Supervisor
- Journey-Level Finish Carpenter
Curriculum and Experience
Learn about the courses you’ll take and the skills you’ll develop Cabinetmaking and Millwork program.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First Semester31-409-3282 credits31-409-3293 credits31-409-3315 credits31-409-3371 credit31-409-3411 credit31-409-3421 credit31-409-1001 credit31-409-3811 credit31-409-3821 creditSecond Semester31-409-1011 credit31-409-1021 credit31-409-3325 credits31-409-3335 credits31-409-3401 credit31-409-3451 credit31-409-3831 credit31-409-3841 credit
Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024
All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:
- High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
- The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
- Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
MATC Cabinetmaking and Millwork program graduates are prepared to:
- Follow standard safety procedures while operating and maintaining tools and machinery.
- Produce high-quality products using appropriate tools and equipment, maintaining tolerances and standards, and using time, motion and materials efficiently.
- Visualize, design, plan and complete projects that meet clients’ expectations.
- Interpret technical drawings and specifications necessary to create, modify and assemble products.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with clients and co-workers.
- Contribute to a dynamic and energetic workplace by following instructions, accepting responsibility and working both collaboratively and independently, as required.
- Engage in lifelong learning in order to advance technical, personal and professional skills.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 4 15 9 Number of Surveys Sent 4 15 9 Number of Surveys Returned 3 15 8 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 3 15 7 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 87.50% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 3 13 6 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 86.70% 85.70% Employed in Related Occupation 1 10 4 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 33.30% 76.90% 66.70% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 3 2 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 66.70% 23.10% 33.30% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 2 1 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 13.30% 14.30% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 4 3.5 3.6 Number of Satisfaction Responses 3 15 8 Very Satisfied (4) 3 11 5 Percent Very Satisfied 100.00% 73.30% 62.50% Satisfied (3) 0 2 3 Percent Satisfied 0.00% 13.30% 37.50% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 2 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 13.30% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 3 15 8 Preparation for Getting a Job 1 5 3 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 33.30% 33.30% 37.50% Career Change 1 5 3 Percent Career Change 33.30% 33.30% 37.50% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 4 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 26.70% 12.50% Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Personal Interest 1 1 1 Percent Personal Interest 33.30% 6.70% 12.50% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 3 13 6 Before Enrollment 0 3 3 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 23.10% 50.00% While Attending the College 2 1 0 Percent While Attending the College 66.70% 7.70% 0.00% After Training at the College 1 9 3 Percent After Training at the College 33.30% 69.20% 50.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 3 11 5 In College District 3 9 5 Percent In College District 100.00% 81.80% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 2 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 18.20% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 7 4 Average Monthly Wage $3,096 $4,159 $3,128 Average Hourly Wage $18.00 $24.18 $18.19 Average Work Hours per Week 40 42.5 39.5 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 Average Hourly Wage $19.81 Average Work Hours per Week 25
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions County Line Design Cabinet Maker Sun Prairie Farley's House of Pianos Piano Technician Apprentice Prestwick Golf Group Assembler Sussex
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