Students in lab prepared wood components for a cabinet.

Pre-Employment Cabinetmaker

Open for Winter 2019

Open for Fall 2019

Length: 12 Weeks
Credential: Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Learn to build and repair cabinetry, furniture and fixtures, along with customized wood products through hands-on courses that teach diagrams, patterns and cabinetmaking. Grads can write the first year apprenticeship exam.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $4,300
Year 1 (International): $9,035

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.  

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for winter 2019 open May 2, 2018.
  • Applications for fall 2019 open Oct. 3, 2018.
TermProgram start
Fall 2019 Sept. 3, 2019
Winter 2019  Jan. 2, 2019
Winter 2019 April 1, 2019

Program Details

Program Description

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.

Your Career

Graduates of the Pre-Employment Cabinetmaker program have a 89% employment rate.

Location

Main Campus

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.

Transfer Options

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.

Admission Requirements

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 accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

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.

Program Outline

View additional Pre-Employment Cabinetmaker program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
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
Total Credits 12.0

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Tuition FeesSAIT FeesStudent Association Fees2018/19 Total
$4,300 - - $4,300

International Tuition and Fees*

Tuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2018/19 Total
$9,035 - - $9,035

SAIT Fees

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.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Contact Information

School of Construction
403.284.8367
construction.preemp@sait.ca

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