CABWF-CT Cabinetry and Woodworking - Certificate

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
BLPR-1006Blueprint Use
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This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of reading architectural and shop drawings and specifications found in the woodworking industry. Students will put into practice the training given in the conventions and methods of making shop and architectural drawings by producing various samples of these. Exercises will also focus on extracting and calculating information from sample drawings provided by industry.

CABI-1001Orientation: Structure/Scope
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This course profiles the cabinetry and woodworking trade in Manitoba and Canada. It describes the core tasks, skill requirements, and opportunities within the industry as well as the nature of 'production shop' and 'custom shop' cabinetmaking. Current industry advancements including the use of new equipment, increased use of computers in the office and shop, new materials, and new approaches to manufacturing are presented. Content also includes information about team work and team building, cooperative work strategies, and learning styles, techniques and strategies.

CABI-1002Materials of Cabinetry and Woodworking 1
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An in-depth survey of materials available and their use will be undertaken. This will include solid woods, veneers, plywoods, manufactured wood panels, plastics, metals and glass.  Content also includes attention to wood science, identification of species, the drying process of lumber, dimensioning systems, estimating, ordering, and processing and integration of these materials.  Environmental implications and efficient resource use will also be discussed.

CABI-1003Fasteners, Adhesives and Hardware
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Woodworkers rely on a myriad of metal fasteners, threaded fasteners, space-age adhesives, adjustable hinges, drawer-slides, and specialty hardware which are incorporated into furniture, cabinets, millwork, and windows. This course will survey typical and specific items from this inventory and study the characteristics and interactions of these items.

CABI-1004Joinery and Casework
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Woodworking materials have specific characteristics. Joinery and casework are developed to take advantage of these characteristics and incorporate them into functional products. Some of the techniques studied in this course will include casework styles, joinery, gluing and clamping, bending and laminating wood, structural stresses, and appropriate choice and use of tools. Cabinet and furniture component structure, strength, and rigidity will also be examined.

CABI-1005Packing, Shipping, and Installation
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Woodworking products are designed to withstand the rigors of customer use, however they must also be designed to be packaged, shipped, and assembled or installed at the end-use point. The tasks of packaging, shipping, and installation will be examined in this course and content concentrates on the phases, mechanics, and basic techniques involved in these important processes.

CABI-9000Cabinetry Certificate Learn
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COMM-1244Technical Communications 1
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Most jobs require highly developed oral and written communication. Focusing on improving students’ communication skills, the majority of course material relates to woodworking subjects. Topics include basic technical communication, business correspondence, plain English, document design, informal reports such as accident, interpersonal skills, and job search techniques.

COMP-1051Computers and the Woodworking Trade
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This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge required to benefit from computer technology as it currently applies to woodworking. The course serves as a gateway to other program components that focus on such trade related computer applications as drafting, automated machine control, materials utilization, and communications. The course also offers essential information and basic techniques to equip students with the skills necessary to locate, select, and use electronic learning resources. Although many students will be familiar with basic personal computer technology, this unit will help round out their prior knowledge and help establish a thorough foundation for developing competence regarding trade-specific computer applications.

DRAF-1001Intro to Drawing and Design
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Attractive furniture, kitchen, architectural millwork and general casegoods design does not just happen. Good design must be studied and learned. Design principles, sketching, and achieving a good, thorough grasp of the uses and requirements of conventional design, drawing, and blueprint-reading practice will be studied. Students will demonstrate their skills through planning, drawing, and design exercises.

MATH-1037Trade Mathematics
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This course centers on the calculations required to understand and carry out machining operations. Students will gain a familiarity with measurement, conversions, and manipulation of formulae and triangle theory as they relate to everyday shop operations. Content also includes a brief review of basic math concepts and operations, but its major focus concerns applications in actual trade practice.

PRAC-1031Practicum: Tools and Equipment
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The use of hand tools to create wood products plays a vital part in the understanding of the complexity of solid wood components. Students will be introduced to the safe and correct set-up, use, application, and maintenance of hand tools used in the wood manufacturing industry. Students will complete a variety of hands-on shop projects such as the planing of the block and square of joints. Emphasis will be placed on the correct use of hand tools and a considerable amount of time will be spent on demonstrations.

PRAC-1033Practicum: Major Casework Project
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Students will have the opportunity to apply the safe and correct set-up and maintenance of a variety of woodworking tools as discussed in the Tools and Equipment course. A major shop project such as a full size kitchen will be completed as participants practice layout skills and hands-on skills using a variety of tools including hand tools, stationary and portable power tools, and machines. Emphasis is on core woodworking machinery and a considerable amount of time will be spent on demonstrations.

SAFE-1027Cabinetry and Woodworking Trade Safety
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This course is designed to create a culture of safety among students and graduate workers, as well as provide concrete safe work procedures. Students will practice safe work procedures, and learn their rights and responsibilities as employees.  Employer responsibilities will also be reviewed. Red River College General Safety training and WHMIS certification are concurrent safety related courses that are included in Construction Trades. Basic principles of COR will also be examined.
Safety is an ongoing study and practice throughout Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

SEMR-9524AC-183 Accreditation for Level 1
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The Carpentry five month Pre-Employment program closely resembles the Level 1 and Level 2 Carpentry Apprenticeship program. Upon completion of this program with an average mark of 70% or greater, students may apply to receive accreditation toward the academic portion of Level 1 Carpentry Apprenticeship. More information about this process can be obtained from program instructors or  Apprenticeship Manitoba.

TOOL-1002Tools and Equipment
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A variety of traditional and modern hand woodworking tools as well as portable and stationary power tools including routers, plate joiners, power planers, saber saws, table saws, shapers, jointers, etc. will be studied in this course. Students will learn safe and correct use, application and maintenance of these tools. Instruction will include both lecture and in-shop demonstrations of the tools. Use of these tools will be required throughout the practical components of the Cabinetry & Woodworking program. Students will encounter most woodworking tools and machines in use in industry.

WOOD-1025Furniture Finishing 1
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This course will present concepts of various finishing tools, techniques, and materials. There will be a comparison of traditional and modern methods of finishing, and a survey of the types of finishes utilized in each. Students will learn and practice the correct application of paint, varnish, stains, oil, shellac, etc. Common problems such as finish breakdown will also be discussed with a view to avoidance and correction. Lab time will mainly focus on spray application of stains and finishes PRAC-1033 full size project.

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