Learn what it takes to build and repair wood components, furniture, fixtures and cabinetry. Cabinetmakers have the ability to produce custom-made wood products. They draw diagrams and read specification, layouts and patterns for unique projects using wood and wood components. This 12-week program covers all course material received by a first year cabinetmaker apprentice, plus additional hands-on skills and safety training. The program prepares students to enter the workforce and become an apprentice. On successful completion of the program, there is an option to write the first year Cabinetmaker apprenticeship exam.
Graduates of the Pre-Employment Cabinetmaker program have a 89% employment rate.
Credentials and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Polytechnic Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
- Rocky Mountain College
To learn more, visit Transfer Options.
Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- Math 10C, Math 10-3, Pure Math 10, or Applied Math 10,
- English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
- A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 2) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.
Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.
SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada.
Direct Entry: Four Step Process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Cabinetmaker and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.
- Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.
To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|CBMK 220||Cabinet Making Shop I||6.0|
|CBMK 221||Cabinet Making Theory I||3.0|
|BLPR 239||Cabinetmaking Blueprint Read.||1.5|
|MATH 236||Mathematics for Cabinetmaking||1.5|
Domestic Tuition and Fees*
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International Tuition and Fees*
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Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: N/A
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): Program does not meet UPass eligibility requirements.
Student association (SAITSA) Fees
Health Plan: N/A
Dental Plan: N/A
Student Association: N/A
Cost and Supplies*
- Books are approximately $350 in addition to tuition fees.
- Membership to the SAIT wellness centre — including an ice arena, swimming/diving pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts and weight room is available at a discounted rate.
Find out about Tuition and Financial Aid.
This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
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