Design & Wood Manufacturing

 2 semesters – 3 periods – (AM only)
Grades Eligible:  11, 12, Adult

This course will allow students to learn the components of cabinet design and production decisions of wood manufacturing.  Students will be exposed to cabinet design through sketching, drawings, working drawings, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software.  Students will also learn how to make production decisions to include the following:  cutting, surfacing, forming, assembling and finishing a wood manufactured product.  In the process of the manufacturing students will use stationary power machines, hand powered tools and hand tools which are an integral part of the manufacturing process.  This course will prepare students for entry level employment in the cabinet manufacturing industry. 

Advanced Wood Design and Manufacturing

2 semesters – 3 periods (AM only)
Grades Eligible:  12, Adult
Prerequisites:  Design and Wood Manufacturing I and instructor approval

This course will continue with the advanced study of the wood manufacturing process to include:  millwork, manufactured panel products, veneer overlays, mechanical fasteners, hardware, and ordering materials  Class time will be spent on computer numerical control machining (CNC), using Master Cam software to aid in the machining process, computer aided design and drafting (CADD) to gain knowledge of the design process, and estimating complete wood manufacturing projects for residential building and remodeling.

How to Apply:
  • High School Students: Contact your school's guidance counselor.   Prerequisites may apply.
  • Adult Students: 
    • Schedule to take WorkKeys with the CTC assessment office
    • Complete an application & make deposit ($100)
    • Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED)
    • Submit background check form

  • Classes Schedule: Monday - Friday
    • August - May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar).
      • Typical Morning block schedule is 8:25 - 10:50
      • Typical Afternoon block schedule is 12:15 - 2:40
For specific meeting date & time along with estimated tuition & fees, please see the latest CTC Program Catalog


For More information call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our Advisors.

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