Our goal at the Cerritos College Department of Woodworking Manufacturing Technologies is to provide students with a high quality woodworking education program that leads to job opportunities in the wood industry. We offer strong vocational programs in both cabinetmaking and fine furniture making. Certificates and degrees are available in Cabinetmaking, Furniture Making, and Comprehensive Woodworking.
In our two year Cabinetmaking Program, students build both frameless (32mm system) and face-frame cabinetry from start to finish. They learn how to operate Cabinet Vision Solid software and industrial CNC equipment. They are trained in various assembly methods, millwork, and cabinet installation. In addition to building cabinetry with the use of current CNC technology, graduates are skilled in traditional manufacturing methods as well. Elective courses in this program include Solid Surface Fabrication, Mantels and Wall Systems, and Passage Doors.
Our Furniture Making Program starts with basic woodworking skills and quickly advances students to basic casework and table construction. Core courses include furniture design, hand tools, and finishing. Electives include advanced casegoods, advanced tables, veneering, advanced veneering, and carving. Graduates of this program are trained to make custom furniture to a high level of craftsmanship.
The Comprehensive Woodworking Program provides a combination of cabinetmaking and fine furniture making training. The program is designed to prepare students interested in becoming woodworking teachers.
The AA requirements are set forth in the General Catalog. The requirements are listed in the "AA Degree Requirements" section. Many classes required for the Certificate of Achievement and A.A. Degree meet the requirements of, and are accepted at, California State University, Los Angeles.
Classes can also be taken to improve or develop skills in specific areas.