Carpentry - Cabinet Making

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Carpentry - Cabinet Making

Subject Area: STEM, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 5

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Spring


This certificate emphasizes techniques involved in the building of residential and light commercial cabinets in terms of joinery for cabinet work. Students complete hands-on competency-based training using different types of joinery in constructing cabinets with doors and drawers included in cabinet structures.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CON:384 Cabinet Making 5.0
Employment Information

See Carpentry.

Additional Information

The Carpentry programs are recognized by the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). All Peosta and Calmar Carpentry students will become OSHA certified through Career Safe Online.


  • Off-campus Building Site (Calmar)
  • Job Site House Project (Peosta, various locations)

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Brian Ondrashek
Carpentry Instructor, Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 480

Terry Burds
Carpentry Instructor, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext. 238