Rosemount Technology Centre


program list

Ministry Code: 5530
110 Credits
1650 Hours (55 weeks)
D.E.P. (Diplôme d'études professionnelles)

Objectives of the Program
To enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform tasks such as reading plans and sketches, preparing and machining wood and related materials, assembling furniture or wood products, finishing furniture, installing fabricated items, restoring different styles of furniture and managing a small independent business.

Employment Prospects
Cabinet and Wood Furniture Maker
Woodworking Machine Operator
Furniture Assembler
Commercial Woodworker
Architectural Millworker
Furniture Restorer and Repairer
Aircraft Interior Cabinetmaker

   Program Modules Hours Credits 
The Trade and the Training Process
This module introduces students to the cabinetmaking profession as well as the training process. Visits to local woodworking companies and classroom discussions help students understand the requirements of the industry.
15 1
Wood and Related Materials
Understanding the structure as well as the classification of trees, students are introduced to wood and other materials used in cabinetmaking. Students learn the importance of water moisture content as well as the identification of coniferous and deciduous woods.
60 4
Assembly Methods and Devices
Cabinetmaking requires different methods of assembly and construction. In this module, students learn different methods of joining wood as well as the identification of types of hardware used in the industry.
45 3
Furniture Drafting and Designing
Students prepare technical drawing packages for projects to be built in later modules.
90 6
Hand Tools
Students learn to operate, sharpen, hone, and adjust a variety of hand tools.
60 4
Health and Safety
Students will learn how to identify hazards of working with wood and related materials. Rules of safety, conduct, safe attitude and work habits will be stressed while students lay out a safe floor plan of a small woodworking shop.
15 1
Through practical uses of shop mathematics and geometry, students are introduced to speed and feed logic as well as its application.
30 2
Portable Machine Tools
Safe uses and operations are demonstrated and reinforced while students construct projects using portable machine tools.
30 2
Stationary Machine Tools
Safe uses and operations are demonstrated and reinforced while students construct projects using stationary machine tools.
105 7
Worksite Visits
Students visit at least five types of woodworking companies during this module. Exposure to a variety of worksites helps develop awareness of the differences as well as helping to determine individual areas of interest.
30 2
Procedure Planning
From working drawings, students learn to produce complete procedures, cutting patterns, materials or shopping lists, time estimates, assembly check lists, and product costs.
45 3
Solid Wood Furniture
Through the construction of actual solid wood projects that are built upon plans and procedures developed in previous modules, students are required to make modifications, revisions, and complete an actual time study for the individual and group projects completed.
120 8
Furniture Made of Sheet Materials
Through a variety of sheet stock projects, the students learn about such materials as plastic laminates, particle boards, medium and high density fiberboard, types of plywood, and glass. Students learn to safely operate specialized stationary machines used in sheet materials production.
120 8
Patterns, Templates, Jigs and Fixtures
While manufacturing a product using extreme accuracy and towards absolute efficiency, students learn to observe safety considerations as well as design the patterns, templates, jigs and fixtures required. 
60 4
Decorative Woodwork 
Students are exposed to the techniques and terms of decorative woodworking. Through the production of working drawings, students must consider machine techniques as well as the visual proportion and balance of the design. A personal millwork project, consisting of classical moldings, will be produced.
75 5
Furniture Styles
Principles of furniture design will be explored through discussions on furniture styles and classical furniture periods. Field trips to at least two museums help students appreciate details of furniture design.
30 2
Shop Drawings and Sketches
While preparing a complete drawing package for a decorative woodworking project, students learn the various methods of pictorial representation used in the woodworking industry.
60 4
Basic Veneering
The veneering overview includes types of veneer, various adhesives, application and layout techniques, organizational, matching and designing techniques as well as tools and products of the trade. Students will produce veneered panels using several methods.
30 2
Basic Marquetry
Following discussions, reviewing the historical development of marquetry and associated production techniques, students produce one marquetry project using antique repair methods and another using modern methods.
45 3
Furniture Carving
Chip carving, low relief carving and three dimensional carving techniques of furniture carving are incorporated into the construction of a mirror frame. Students will also practice design transfer, cutting and tooling techniques as they construct the cabriole legs of a mahogany table with knee blocks and rails.
45 3
Furniture Finishing
Methods of finishing and protecting wood surfaces are applied to items constructed during the program. Formulas, application techniques, boiled linseed oil, lacquers, stains, pigments, and dyes are covered.
60 4
Solid Wood Furniture II
In this module, students prepare a complete drawing package, arrange for purchase and delivery of all materials, determine plans, procedures, cost/time estimates and construct the solid wood project(s) according to the criteria stipulated.
120 8
Furniture Repair and Restoration
This module is an introduction to the Repairs and Restoration trade. Beginning with health and safety issues and furniture classifications, students will then undertake projects requiring burn-ins, color-matching and staining, polishing of surfaces duplication of parts, antiquing, dismantling and re-assembling.
90 6
Principles of run and rise as well as general descriptions of stair parts introduces students to the complexity of staircases. Student projects may include a modified winder and working drawings for either a two-step project, an actual staircase for customer, or a group model staircase project.
120 8
Starting and Managing a Small Business
An introduction to the financial, legal and structural terms and conditions for running a small woodworking business will be given. Company visits will include a co-op, community and cluster type businesses. Students will create a portfolio, resumé, cover letter, business plan and possible layout of a shop.
60 4
In collaboration with the teacher, students find, select, apply, and prepare for two different work-study experiences in local woodworking companies.
90 6
  Total 1650 110



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