Intro to Cabinet Making and Casework


This earn and learn course is designed to teach you the basic skills and knowledge of materials and processes associated with cabinet construction and furniture/casework. Through a combination of class work and 60 hours of paid, hands-on lab work, you will learn tool use and safety, methods of drafting and design, principles of using a CNC router, basics of solid woods, man-made tools used in cabinet making, cabinet joinery, cabinet hardware, and assembly and finishing techniques. You will also design and build your own unique project using the skills you acquire. Additionally, you will receive training about work ethic, soft skills and problem-solving techniques related to becoming a productive employee.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Dubuque

Paying for the Program


You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Register and pay tuition now for the next class offering or Apply for Tuition Assistance

  • For Tuition Assistance contact NICC Business and Community Solutions to complete the following:
    • Tuition Assistance Program Application
    • CASAS Assessment
    • Interview with NICC staff
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Course ModulesHours
OSHA 10 Construction 12
Cabinet Making & Casework Lecture & Lab 78
Total Hours 90
Shara Sparrgrove

Shara Sparrgrove, B.B.A.
Program Developer

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  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 3252
  • Location: Town Clock