2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cabinetmaking - Certificate

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HEGIS: 5317.00

Academic Requirements

First Semester

Second Semester

Minimum Total Credit Hours Required = 32


1 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 102 - Math for Applied Technology  is the minimum exit-level requirement for this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Cabinetmaking certificate program should be able to:

  • Understand and utilize mathematics computations, formulas, and measurements required in the carpentry field.
  • Learn and utilize safe practices concerning personal safety, hand- and power tool usage in all aspects of fabrication/construction.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans to safely and accurately complete a building objective on a residential dwelling.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans to safely and accurately complete masonry projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans to safely and accurately complete fine woodworking projects.
  • Using an existing structure, demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans for a remolding project, and execute those plans to meet benchmark building objectives.


The Certificate program can be taken by itself, for those who want a single year of woodworking and cabinetmaking, or it can be combined with further instruction in residential construction to yield an associate’s degree. Any student interested in this program should contact the SUNY Delhi School of Applied Technologies, 607-746-4070.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Technical Standards for Carpentry Programs

The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

Thinking Skills

General: Apply proper principles and techniques to carpentry, cabinet-making, and residential construction projects.


  • Understand textbooks, handouts, and safety procedures
  • Understand/interpret blueprints and construction plans
  • Interpret symbols, legends, and other information on construction drawings
  • Extract information from a set of construction drawings
  • Do mathematical calculations
  • Take accurate measurements and do conversions
  • Estimate the amount of materials and labor needed for a project
  • Visualize two and three-dimensional objects

Sensory/Observation Skills

General: Assess the quality of carpentry work.


  • Determine readings on devices such as tape measures, framing and adjustable squares, and builders’ levels and transits
  • Select proper tools and materials for specific purposes
  • Use sensory cues to do proper constructing, installing, and finishing work
  • Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects

Motor skills

General: Possess sufficient physical strength, stamina, flexibility, and dexterity to perform carpentry related work.


  • Operate necessary tools and equipment properly
  • Do physical labor for prolonged periods
  • Work at varying heights
  • Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary

Communication skills

General: Communicate to gather and convey information.


  • Speak, write, and understand English
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources
  • Express information coherently
  • Document work accurately

Behavioral skills

General: Behave appropriately and safely in a shared-learning environment.


  • Work independently with periodic supervision
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups
  • Follow through with individual and shared responsibilities
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Follow proper safety procedures

Environmental tolerance

General: Function safely in a carpentry shop environment.


Work for prolonged periods amidst:

  • Extreme noise
  • Sharp tools and materials
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemicals and toxins
  • Dust, heat, and fumes
  • Machinery with moving parts
  • Moving objects and vehicles
  • Slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Variations in lighting
  • Extreme outdoor temperatures

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