School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Cabinetmaking and Millwork

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314092


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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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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.  


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.

1 credits

1 credits

First Semester
Second Semester


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.

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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