Students may gain cabinet design training by enrolling in a certificate or associate's degree program. Cabinet design study is available at trade schools and 2-year community colleges.
Schools with Cabinet Design Programs
These schools have cabinet design programs that provide students with hands-on training in woodworking and cabinet-making.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered*||Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)*|
|Salt Lake Community College||Salt Lake City, UT||2-year, Public||Certificate||$3,843 in-state, $12,206 out-of-state|
|Palomar College||San Marcos, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$1,338 in-state, $8,702 out-of-state|
|Bucks County Community College||Newtown, PA||2-year, Public||Certificate||$4,513 in-district, $8,353 in-state, $12,193 out-of-state|
|Red Rocks Community College||Lakewood, CO||4-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$4,158 in-state, $15,246 out-of-state|
|Cerritos College||Norwalk, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$1,346 in-state, $8,710 out-of-state|
|Seattle Central College||Seattle, WA||4-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$3,669 in-state and out-of-state|
|Eastern Maine Community College||Bangor, ME||2-year, Public||Associate's||$3,779 in-state, $6,599 out-of-state|
|Hutchinson Community College||Hutchinson, KS||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$3,200 in-district, $3,520 in-state, $4,512 out-of-state|
|Lansing Community College||Lansing, MI||2-year, Public||Certificate||$3,530 in-district, $6,680 in-state, $9,830 out-of-state|
Source: *School websites and National Center for Educational Statistics
School and Training Program Selection Criteria
Students should consider these important considerations when choosing a school:
- Diploma and certificate programs in cabinet design may often be completed between one semester and one year.
- Students should consider a school with cabinet design programs that focus on hands-on shop activities with state-of-the-art tools.
- A program with an internship, practicum or comprehensive design project can help students reinforce key skills and provide valuable experience.
- Students should consider a program that helps them prepare a work portfolio.
A cabinet design certificate program provides a combination of hands-on and technical courses. Credits earned through some certificate programs can be applied toward an associate's degree.
Associate's degree programs teach both basic and advanced skills in cabinet design and fabrication. These programs provide more opportunities for students to design cabinets as well as other furniture.
Cabinet design programs involve hands-on training and technical courses. Some programs may offer internships and practicums and may help students build a portfolio of their work to help them find work in the field.