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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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure - 2019

  • This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.
  • This program will cost $5,111.68 if completed within normal time.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt. 
  • The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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 2019-2020 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.

First Semester

31-409-101

1 credits





31-409-337

1 credits


31-409-341

1 credits


31-409-342

1 credits


31-409-381

1 credits


31-409-382

1 credits


Second Semester

31-409-100

1 credits


31-409-102

1 credits




31-409-340

1 credits


31-409-345

1 credits


31-409-383

1 credits


31-409-384

1 credits


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

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    32
    Tuition
    $4368.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $743.68
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $5111.68
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 9 6 6
    Number of Surveys Sent 9 6 6
    Number of Surveys Returned 7 5 5
    Percent of Surveys Returned 77.80% 83.30% 83.30%
    Available for Employment 6 5 4
    Percent Available for Employment 85.70% 100.00% 80.00%
    Not in Labor Market 1 0 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 14.30% 0.00% 20.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 6 4 4
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 80.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 4 4 3
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 66.70% 100.00% 75.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 0 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 33.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 1
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 20.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.9 3.6 3.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 7 5 5
    Very Satisfied 6 3 4
    Percent Very Satisfied 85.70% 60.00% 80.00%
    Satisfied 1 2 1
    Percent Satisfied 14.30% 40.00% 20.00%
    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

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 7 5 5
    Preparation for Getting a Job 3 3 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 42.90% 60.00% 0.00%
    Career Change 3 1 3
    Percent Career Change 42.90% 20.00% 60.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 1 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 14.30% 20.00% 20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 4 3
    Before Enrollment 1 0 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 16.70% 0.00% 66.70%
    While Attending the College 1 0 0
    Percent While Attending the College 16.70% 0.00% 0.00%
    After Training at the College 4 4 1
    Percent After Training at the College 66.70% 100.00% 33.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 6 4 4
    In College District 3 3 3
    Percent In College District 50.00% 75.00% 75.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 2 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 33.30% 25.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 0 1
    Percent Location Unknown 16.70% 0.00% 25.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 3 2
    Average Monthly Wage $2,846 $2,523 $2,516
    Average Hourly Wage $16.54 $14.67 $14.63
    Average Work Hours per Week 39.3 41.3 37.5
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $11.00 $15.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 22 30
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 34 30
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 2 3
    Total Jobs 36 33
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Installation & Facilities Associate
    Richard Judd Furniture Shop Assistant Belleville
    Time 2 Remodel Carpenter

    * - 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