Cabinet & Millwork

WHAT DOES A CABINET MAKER OR MILLWORKER DO?

If you value precision and craftsmanship, a career in cabinetry and millwork might be custom-made for you. Woodworkers plan and complete cabinetry and furniture, as well as complete millwork projects using computerized machines. They cut, shape and assemble wooden articles as well as setup and operate a variety of woodworking machines. As one of the region’s premiere cabinet making schools, Washburn Tech can help you carve bright a future.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

The cabinet and millwork program provides both theory and hands-on instruction. You will learn to work with blueprints, specifications and shop drawings, as well as operate power tools and equipment in design, layout and construction of projects. Our instructors emphasize selecting proper materials, determining the best procedures, manufacturing parts to specification, assembling and finishing. You will work both individually and in teams to plan, estimate and execute projects. For example, The Villages Project provided cabinets for a children’s group home. Attending full-time, you can complete the program in two semesters, while part-time and high school students can finish in four semesters. Upon completion, you’ll earn a 48 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

This career is highly sensitive to economic cycles but job prospects remain positive, especially for highly skilled woodworkers who are proficient users of computerized machines.  According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average entry-level salary for cabinetmakers is $12.80 an hour or $26,626 annually.  The average salary is $16.19 an hour or $33,668 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $26,626 $12.80
Average $33,668 $16.19

CERTIFICATIONS

  • NCCER Core and Cabinetry I
  • OSHA-10

SCHEDULE

This program begins every January and August.

Daytime Options:
M-F 8:00a—11:10a (2 year pathway)
M-F 11:45a—2:55p (2 year pathway)
M-F 8:00a—2:55p (1 year pathway)