Career possibilities: Graduates pursue careers in furniture restoration or manufacturing, millwork and cabinets, marine joinery, residential finishing carpentry, sales and as self-employed artisans.
As a graduate of the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation program, you will be eligible for employment in millwork, furniture, cabinets and marine joinery. The placement rate for program graduates in the joinery industry is high. Job titles can range from residential finishing carpenter to salesperson or woodworking business owner.
Materials: You are responsible for the material costs of your projects. These costs will vary from $500 to $1000 based on the design of the project and materials selected.
Texts: Visit the NIC bookstore for a current list
Stationery: Available at the NIC bookstore
Drafting Equipment: Available at the NIC bookstore:
Tools: all tools are supplied except a tape measure
Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC’s supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more
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*Note: Students not having current, valid First Aid and WHMIS certification are required to take these courses to meet program requirements. Separate fees will be charged for First Aid and WHMIS.
A minimum average of 70% for each course is required to pass the program. Successful completion of all courses in the program is necessary to receive the Furniture Design/Construction and the Joinery/Cabinetmaking certificates.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit tuition page.
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