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Cabinetmaking and Millwork

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314092

Overview

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.  

Program Details

Students in Cabinetmaking and Millwork program can attend full time.

Cabinetmaking and Millwork program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for Cabinetmaking and Millwork.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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Admission

To Apply
 

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.  

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Outcomes

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.
Careers

Earning your one-year technical diploma in the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:  

  • Cabinetmaker
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Architectural Woodworker
  • Finishing Specialist
  • Fixtures Manufacturer
  • CAD/CAM Operator

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Master Carpenter
  • Shop Supervisor
  • Journey-Level Finish Carpenter

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttm. Registration Required.

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    33
    Tuition
    $4428.60
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $748.50
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $5177.10
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 9 9 6
    Number of Surveys Sent 9 9 6
    Number of Surveys Returned 9 7 5
    Percent of Surveys Returned 100.00% 77.80% 83.30%
    Available for Employment 7 6 5
    Percent Available for Employment 87.50% 85.70% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 2 1 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 25.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 7 6 4
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 80.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 6 4 4
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.70% 66.70% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 2 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30% 33.30% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.9 3.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 7 5
    Very Satisfied 5 6 3
    Percent Very Satisfied 62.50% 85.70% 60.00%
    Satisfied 3 1 2
    Percent Satisfied 37.50% 14.30% 40.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 9 7 5
    Preparation for Getting a Job 2 3 3
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 22.20% 42.90% 60.00%
    Career Change 0 3 1
    Percent Career Change 0.00% 42.90% 20.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 1 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 22.20% 14.30% 20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 2 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 22.20% 0.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 3 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest 33.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 6 4
    Before Enrollment 2 1 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 28.60% 16.70% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 0 1 0
    Percent While Attending the College 0.00% 16.70% 0.00%
    After Training at the College 5 4 4
    Percent After Training at the College 71.40% 66.70% 100.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 7 6 4
    In College District 7 3 3
    Percent In College District 100.00% 50.00% 75.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 2 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 33.30% 25.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 16.70% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 5 3 3
    Average Monthly Wage $2,580 $2,846 $2,523
    Average Hourly Wage $15.00 $16.54 $14.67
    Average Work Hours per Week 44.3 39.3 41.3
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
    Average Hourly Wage $11.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 22
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 72 28
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 5 2
    Total Jobs 77 30
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Kippley Custom Carpentry Inc Carpenter Sauk City
    Museum Of Contemporary Art Exhibition Technician Chicago IL
    Wisconsin Built Custom Builder Deerfield

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu