Cabinet Design School and Training Program Information

Cabinet design can be learned through a combination of classroom study and workshop application. In certificate and associate's degree programs, cabinet design students may learn to make not only cabinets, but also furniture and store fixtures.

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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 (2015-2016)*
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT 2-year, Public Certificate $3,569 in-state, $11,337 out-of-state
Palomar College San Marcos, CA 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $1,338 in-state, $7,078 out-of-state
Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA 2-year, Public Certificate $4,178 in-district, $7,658 in-state, $11,138 out-of-state
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $3,429 in-state, $13,145 out-of-state
Cerritos College Norwalk, CA 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $1,346 in-state, $7,926 out-of-state
Seattle Central College Seattle, WA 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $3,891 in-state, $9,083 out-of-state
Eastern Maine Community College Bangor, ME 2-year, Public Associate's $3,810 in-state, $6,510 out-of-state
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $2,848 in-district, $3,168 in-state, $4,160 out-of-state
Lansing Community College Lansing, MI 2-year, Public Certificate $3,020 in-district, $5,660 in-state, $8,300 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.

Certificate Program

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

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.

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