Certificate in Fine Woodworking

This program concentrates on the development of fine woodworking skills to prepare students for designing and building their own furniture or for employment in the furniture-making industry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Safely use woodworking machinery to mill wood to accurate dimensions.
  • Sharpen and use appropriate hand tools to augment the use of woodworking machines.
  • Select and construct appropriate joinery to make various kinds of furniture.
  • Discern the characteristics of wood and choose the right wood for a project.
  • Demonstrate understanding of surface preparation and finishing techniques for various kinds of woods.
  • Develop and demonstrate a personal aesthetic in furniture design.
  • Create scaled, multi-view drawings, cut lists and procedure lists for woodworking projects.

Class Requirements


WOOD 111        Introduction to the Fine Art of

Woodworking (5)

WOOD 112        Introduction to Hand Tools (5)

WOOD 115        Introduction to Joinery (5)

WOOD 120        Characteristics of Wood (1)

WOOD 125        Introduction to Finishing (3)

WOOD 130        Furniture Design (3)

WOOD 220        Doors, Drawers and Hardware for

Furniture (5)


WOOD 290        Advanced Furniture Making (5)



ENGL 111         Composition and Rhetoric (3)


ENGL 119         Professional Communication (3)




NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.


Campus Closed: Spring Break

SFCC will be closed March 18-24. The Higher Education Center will only be open for NMHU classes.

No on- or off-campus classes or activities will be held, and no labs or other student services will be available.

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