Cabinetry & Wood Technology

  • Location: East Campus (Oley)
    Instructor:  Gerald Galczynski
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    CIP Code: 48.0703

  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude

    Career Pathways

    Cabinetmaker & Bench Carpenter
    Woodworking Machine Setter & Setup Operator
    Sawing Machine Setter, Operator & Tender, Wood
    Patternmaker / Wood
    Furniture Finisher
    Production Worker –Cabinet Assembler
    Assemblers & Fabricators
    Kitchen Salesperson
    Mill/Plant Supervisor
    Cabinetmaker Instructor
    Furniture Designer
    Cabinetry Shop Owner
    Finish Carpente

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  • NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research

    PBA - Pennsylvania's Builder's Association


  • The Cabinetry & Wood Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in cabinetmaking. The instructional program combines classroom, laboratory, and live work experiences to help the students develop their craftsmanship skills.

    Cabinetmaking is a specialized branch of woodworking and students will learn to fashion wood into objects of usefulness and beauty, such as home and office furniture and cabinets. Instruction is given in reading blueprints and planning the sequence of cutting operations to use the materials resulting in the least amount of waste. Students must develop skills in the use of many hand and power tools. A cabinetmaker must also match a variety of wood for color, grain, and texture, then cut and shape the parts for an excellent fit.

    Students will receive training in precision cutting, shaping and assembling of parts through the use of hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machines. Instruction will also be provided in design and layout, assembly, hardware, finishes, and installation.

    As a participant in this program at the East Campus, students participate in the construction of the student built house project. Its county-wide reputation for quality makes this an exceptional “live work” opportunity that will instill confidence and pride as students prepare to enter the workforce, apply for apprenticeships or continue in a technical program.

    NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research
    The program participates in NCCER. This curricula and training process is supported by trade associations, contractors, schools, construction and maintenance users, pipeline operators, manufacturers, and third-party training providers. Visit for further information.

    PBA - Pennsylvania's Builder's Association
    The program is a PBA endorsed program, which allows students who complete the program at the competent and above level to earn a PBA Certification.  Visit for more information.   

    Industry Certifications:

    Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

    Industry certification testing fees - $20/test*

    * BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.


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