What will I learn?

Humber’s Cabinet Making certificate program, located at the Humber Centre for Trades & Technology, provides you with the knowledge and skills to construct and install basic cabinets, as well as build traditional furniture using recognized trade practices. By completing a series of woodworking projects, you will explore various types of joinery and construction techniques using hand tools, portable power tools, stationary machines, as well as computer-based technologies. Time management skills and the ability to work to a deadline are developed and stressed throughout the program.

Graduates of the program will be able to produce shop drawings, calculate a list of materials, cut out and assemble basic cabinetry or furniture and also apply a finish. Graduates are able to safely operate most common stationary woodworking machinery, as well as run a number of CNC machines in a limited capacity.


Semester 1

IWWT 100: General Drafting and Blueprint Reading

IWWT 101: Shop Practices and Material Handling

IWWT 102: Power Tools 1

IWWT 103: Fundamentals of Design and Joinery

IWWT 106: Cabinet Construction 1

Semester 2

IWWT 150: Power Tools 2

IWWT 151: Cabinet Construction 2

IWWT 152: Finishing 1

IWWT 153: Bending and Laminating Methods

Semester 3

IWWT 205: Finishing 2

IWWT 208: Cabinet Construction 3

IWWT 209: Shaping Operations

IWWT 210: Installation, Site Work and Repair

Your Career

Employer interest in our graduates has grown steadily throughout the program’s history. We offer a comprehensive program that provides a solid grounding in woodworking and prepares a student for employment in a wide range of areas including store fixtures, architectural millwork (doors and windows), the kitchen cabinet industry, as well as furniture construction.

Future Study Options

Continue to build on your strong foundation. We can help you find your passion at Humber through the many diploma and degree programs available to successful certificate graduates.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$24,411.00 (US$ 19,150) per year
CAN $7,218.99 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $334.43
Start date

10 January 2022


Humber College

North Campus,

International Centre, LRC 2nd Floor, 205 Humber College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

M9W 5L7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)

Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)

Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

Mature student status

College or university transfer status

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.0 and No band below 5.5

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 550 for paper-based test OR 80 (20L, 20W, 20S, 20R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 53 - 57

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 60% in Level 8

Application deadline: Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1; however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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